Luna’s “La Noche de las Luminarias” rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8
“La Noche de las Luminarias,” Luna Community College’s annual event, isbeing rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8.
The event had been originally slated for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1, in conjunction with the annual Electric Light Parade coordinated by the City of Las Vegas earlier that evening. City officials have opted to move the parade a week later this year. Robertson High School’s football team will be playing at Dexter in the Class 3A state championship game that afternoon, and a number of locals are expected to be out of town for the game. The decision was made to move the parade back a week to allow for more participation in both, and LCC Interim President Ricky Serna followed suit, also rescheduling the Luna event.
“La Noche de las Luminarias” continues a tradition in which Luna students and employees have taken pride over the years. Four thousand luminarias – paper bags illuminated by candles – are set up in a decorative display along the sidewalks of the Luna campus. Many other lights and displays will also be on exhibit. La Noche de las Luminarias” is designed for motorists to tour the campus with a pre-determined route beginning at the top gates. “Noche” has been coupled with the city’s Electric Light Parade for one of the most eagerly anticipated evenings of the year.
This year’s weekend of pre-holiday festivities will begin with the lighting of the official tree at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, on the corner of Douglas and Seventh. Santa Claus will be in the Old Town Plaza Park to meet with area youngsters from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The Electric Light Parade is scheduled to begin at dusk, approximately 6 p.m., with the route going from Fifth and Friedman south on Fifth to Baca Avenue, then west on Baca to Sixth Street, south on Sixth to Douglas Avenue, west on Douglas to 12th Street, north on 12th to National/Bridge, then west on Bridge to the Old Town Plaza Park. This year’s theme is “A Jolly Rockin’ Christmas.” Then it’s time for “La Noche de las Luminarias” scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Luna campus. All events are free and open to the public.