On Sunday, December 1, the Tesoro Cultural Center again celebrates its Southwestern tradition of lighting the farolitos – paper lanterns – and burning pinecones in the courtyard of The Fort Restaurant. The festivities from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. usher in the holiday season and honor a member of the community who has enlightened the minds and souls of others. So join this wonderful FREE event.
In a lovely tradition, each guest is given a piece of paper and invited to write a message to someone who lives far away or has passed. The message is tucked inside the pinecone and tossed into a bonfire.
Nineteenth century ancestors believed that as the fire burned, the messages were transported to the heavens, so toss a pinecone into the fire to remember someone you care about and glide into the season filled with goodwill.
This classic holiday event features carols and strolling musicians, FREE apple cider, hot chocolate and biscochitos provided by The Fort. This event is outside, so dress warmly. 19192 CO-8, Morrison. The event is free, but please register by clicking here.