The farolitos tiny lanterns based on the Hispanic tradition of placing tea lights in successions of small white paper bags adorn the Fort year-round but are only lit during the holiday season. The result is a picture-perfect image of Yule in the Southwest, pretty enough for a Christmas card. "Two singers from Opera Colorado will be here to lead the carols, accompanied by Southwest musicians," reveals Janice Holcomb, Tesoro's administrative director. The event also includes a pinecone ceremony to honor the spirits of loved ones who have passed on. Stop by the Fort, 19192 Highway 8 in Morrison, at 4:20 p.m.; the lighting is free and open to the public.
Sun., Nov. 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.