Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony
Nov 29th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Usher in the holiday season with a unique alternative to the typical tree-lighting ceremony. Tesoro Cultural Center reenacts holiday traditions of the 19th century by lighting farolitos: paper bags filled with sand and illuminated with candles. As a part of the pinecone ceremony, guests are 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, as 19th century ancestors believed the burning messages were transported to the heavens.
Rregistration is encouraged.