Concho Christmas Celebration proudly hosts the 19th Annual Tour of Lights. What began as a short walking tour of lights in the El Paseo de Santa Angela area has grown into a 2.5 miles drive through 3 million lights along the banks of the Concho River. The lights depict The Twelve Days of Christmas, an elaborate nativity scene, Santa Claus and more!
The Tour of Lights opens Friday, December 6th, 2013 and continues every evening through December 31st. Cars enter at 1st Street and Abe (street north of the Post Office), and may drive through from 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A donation of $5 per vehicle is suggested.
In 2013 Concho Christmas Celebration will add 20 new red and green poinsettia plants to the Tour of Lights. Located on the hill adjacent to the Convention & Visitors Bureau building, the poinsettias will make a beautiful addition the existing display.
Each poinsettia plant consists of a three-foot tall "vase" or basket made from a collection of hoops that the 3 green leaves and 5 red leaves will rest in, giving the poinsettia a three-dimensional appearance. Each green leaf measures 3 feet long & 18 inches wide. Each red leaf comes to 5 feet in length and 2 feet in width. When assembled, each plant will be over 4 feet tall and 13 feet wide. The hillside position would allow for each poinsettia to be installed at an angle, enhancing their three-dimensionality and giving them a life-like appearance.