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New Mexican Traditions

When you travel to the American RV Resort, you are at the heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque. If you’ve never been to the Southwest during the holiday season, you’re in for a real treat. You will have a chance to experience some of our great holiday traditions.

Light up the town

One important component of the New Mexican holiday season consists of Luminarias. These create a lovely feel that welcomes guests into neighborhoods and homes throughout the entire season. Creating one is easy, you just take the humble brown paper bag and partially fill it with sand and a lone votive candle. To create that previously mentioned feel, you’ll need more than one. Luminarias commonly will line driveways, sidewalks and sometimes roofs.


Dancing and Feasting


If you are here on the weekend you have the opportunity to enjoy some authentic Native American dancing at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. You can also see an art demonstration. Not only will you be able to see the art, but you can also create some along with baking bread and other activities. Feast days are a blend of commemorations of Catholic saints and celebrations of Native American traditions. Each dance tells a different story. You can check out the schedule at the Pueblo Cultural Center to see which dances are offered on the weekend you are visiting.

Unique experiences

Another way to spend some time is on shopping. Albuquerque has some phenomenal shopping and a number of specialty stores. You can pick up traditional Southwestern jewelry or pottery for those who weren’t lucky enough to come along. Since shopping builds up an appetite, what better follow-up activity than dining out? Have a special holiday dinner, New Mexican style.