Christmas in Santa Fe

Christmas in Santa Fe

by Susan Weber, Tomie dePaola
     
 

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Christmas in the 400-year-old city of Santa Fe is a rich cultural feast of Spanish, Anglo, and Native American traditions. Through stories and color photos, Christmas in Santa Fe illustrates those traditions, from glowing farolitos that line buildings and walkways, to the Christmas-day dances at the pueblos, to the Spanish nativity plays performed on the plaza.

Overview

Christmas in the 400-year-old city of Santa Fe is a rich cultural feast of Spanish, Anglo, and Native American traditions. Through stories and color photos, Christmas in Santa Fe illustrates those traditions, from glowing farolitos that line buildings and walkways, to the Christmas-day dances at the pueblos, to the Spanish nativity plays performed on the plaza. Christmas in Santa Fe is the perfect souvenir for visitors and gift for residents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423623380
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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Old Laguna Pueblo

Old Laguna Pueblo is located west of Albuquerque.

There are several small villages which are all part of the Laguna tribe, but Old Laguna is the most famous. It is a picturesque hilltop village with a lovely old adobe church, plastered white. Laguna is famous for its pottery and jewelry as well as its contributions to literature and photography. On Christmas Eve, the tiny church at the top of the hill is likely to be outlined in colored electric Christmas lights. Deer Dances are performed inside the old church in the wee hours of Christmas morning after Old Laguna’s midnight mass. Dances are sometimes held at Old Laguna and all the other small Laguna villages on Christmas Day, but the Christmas Eve dances in the church at Old Laguna are the most important. The village of Old Laguna also dances on January 6.

Meet the Author

Susan Topp Weber has owned and operated Susan's Christmas Shop, on the plaza in Santa Fe, for more than thirty years. Susan lectures on New Mexico's Christmas traditions for Elderhostels held in Santa Fe and the Pueblos each December.

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