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Published: 11/23/2007

Jolly Holidays in Corrales

Corrales, NM - Remember when holiday shopping was fun and you were delighted by the magic of the holiday decorations and the lights? Jolly Holidays in Corrales sponsored by Corrales MainStreet is the place to go.  

Come to Corrales for a delightful holiday experience. Located between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, the historic Village of Corrales features quaint shops and galleries with unique gift items- many made by local artists and craftsmen. Enjoy the holiday decorations-(we are having a Holiday Decorating contest for the businesses !!)

During the day on December 1 and 2- stroll the streets- hear the Carolers- stop at special activities for the children- and select gifts for your special some ones! Begin (or complete) your holiday shopping in our  Corrales Road shops and galleries. Looking for gift ideas- home accessories, gardening items, original works of art including clay, fiber, glass, photography, and wood,   handcrafted jewelry, and numerous other treasures from New Mexico and around the world- are available throughout the Village.
  

After you have browsed through the shops and galleries , another source for gifts is the Fine Crafts Show at the historic Old San Ysiodro Church. An array of local artists and artisans will have a wonderful selection of truly special and one of a kind ornaments and gift items.

Still haven’t found just the right gift-  consider a gift certificate from a Corrales restaurant , spa or bed and breakfast – a quilting or meditation class- a gift basket of New Mexico gourmet foods- a bottle of wine from a local vineyard.

Relax over an early dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1 and then enjoy the magical Starlight Parade at 5:30. When the parade begins at the Rec Center on Corrales Road – it will bring out the joy of the holidays and the  child in everyone as you watch the floats and moving vehicles decked out in lights – filled with carolers  and musicians!

After the parade, take a step back in time at the Holiday Open House at Casa San Ysidro, the historic Spanish Colonial rancho decorated for the holidays. This free family event with piñatas, caroling around the bonfire, tours of the historic home, refreshments and activities for the children  will provide a delightful ending to your special day in Corrales.

Corrales
, NM
is just minutes from Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. From Interstate 25, take exit 233 west onto Rt. 528 (Alameda Blvd.) for 4 miles to Rt. 448 (Corrales Rd.) and turn right (North) to get to the Village. Go to www.corrales-mainstreet.org for more information.

Begin your holiday celebrations with Jolly Holidays in Corrales on December 1 and 2.
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