"A Gift from the Land of Enchantment"
Capitol Christmas Tree LogoSanta with children, photo

Honorary Guests

November

4th
 Ornament Event - NM Public Education Department in Santa Fe 10:30 a.m. - Rotary Club delivers New Mexico’s Schoolchildren’s Ornaments - First Lady Barbara Richardson announces winning student for D.C. Trip - Introduction of Pola Lopez, official winning artist

7th
 Harvesting Event - Cutting, loading, binding covering, preparing for travel

13th
 Capitol ChristmasTree New Mexico Tour - Cuba Community Kick-off Celebration, 11:00 a.m., Off Highway 550
 Farmington Community Celebration, 4:00 p.m., Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St.

14th

 Gallup Community Celebration, 10:00 a.m., 201 E. Highway 66
 Grants Community Celebration, 1:30 p.m., Fire and Ice Park, West Santa Fe Ave.
 Albuquerque Community Celebration, 5:00 p.m., Downtown Civic Plaza

15th
 Los Lunas Community Celebration, 8:30 a.m., Daniel Fernandez Park, 1043 Hwy 314
 Socorro Community Celebration, 10:45 a.m., Sedillo Park, Francisco de Avondo
 Truth or Consequences Community Celebration, 1:30 p.m., City Hall, 505 Sims
 Silver City Community Celebration, 5:00 p.m., Grant County Admin. Building, 1400 Hwy 180 East

16th
 Las Cruces Community Celebration, 10:00 a.m., Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid
 Alamogordo Community Celebration, 6:00 p.m., White Sands Mall

17th
 Roswell Community Celebration, 11:00 a.m., Chavez Community Courthouse, 400 N. Virginia

19th
 Taos Community Celebration 10:30 a.m., Taos Youth & Family Center, Paseo del Canon-East
 Espanola Community Celebration, 1:00 p.m., Plaza de Española, 601 Bond St.
 Santa Fe Community Celebration, 4:00 p.m., Federal Place—near Sweeney Convention Center

21st
 Las Vegas Community Celebration, 6:00 p.m., Plaza Park

22nd
 Cross-Country Tour begins - New Mexico to Washington, DC

25th
 Richmond, Indiana Community Celebration 5:00 p.m.

28th
 Deliver tree and ornaments to US Capitol

29-30th
 Deliver ‘companion’ trees and ornaments to government offices

December

1-2nd
 Deliver ‘companion trees’ and ornaments to government offices in DC

8th
 Lighting of Capitol Christmas Tree at 5 p.m. on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol

Trough December 31
 Christmas Artists Extravaganza, Rio Grande Botanic Gardens, Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evenings 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Scheduled events as of December 2, 2005

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