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Luminarias bring light and love to Albuquerque

Hundreds stopped by to photograph and enjoy the Christmas Eve luminaria display in front of the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town on Thursday. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Coronavirus cancellations have been too many to count, including “official” luminaria tours, but COVID-19 didn’t keep locals from their annual joy of gathering sand, candles and paper bags and taking part in this centuries-old and distinctly New Mexican tradition.

Here are just some of the thousands of displays that dotted Albuquerque, lighting up the night on Christmas Eve. Luminarias, which can be traced back hundreds of years, celebrate the arrival of the Christ child.

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