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Bugg Lights Festival Opening Night – Take the Train!

bugg lights 2017 1For the fourth year in a row, the Harvey House Museum in Belen is home to the Bugg Lights, a dazzling display of holiday lights, beautifully decorated trees, and whimsical characters. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express has expanded our train schedule to accommodate visitors to the opening night celebration on Saturday, November 25 from 5-9 p.m. Take the train to Belen to experience this uniquely New Mexican holiday tradition!



Opening Night Details

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Location: Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. 1st St., Belen (map)
Cost: Admission is Free, but donations welcome
Take the Train: Two southbound trains will accommodate visitors. From the Belen Station, passengers can take a short walk or catch a free shuttle to the event. See details below.  pdfView the Special Schedule


Opening Night Activities

bugg lights 2017 4Bugg Lights Display: Enjoy a dazzling holiday display featuring beautifully decorated trees, whimsical characters and over 300,000 lights! The event takes place both inside and outside the Harvey House Museum in Belen from 5-9 p.m. Meet Trax, spin Rio Metro's prize wheel, and stay warm with complimentary hot chocolate!

Miracle on Main Street Festival: The City of Belen is hosting the annual Miracle on Main Street Festival, which will take place at the Heart of Belen Plaza from 1-9 p.m. There will be kids activities, vendors, entertainment, and more! The festival is a short walk from the Harvey House.

Electric Light Parade: The City of Belen’s annual holiday parade will begin at 6 p.m. on South Main Street (Main & Camino del Llano) and travel north to Main and Aragon. This year’s theme is Belen Polar Express!

pdfEvent Flyer

Getting to the Event

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is offering an expanded schedule on opening night. Free shuttle service will be provided between the Belen Rail Runner Station and the Harvey House Museum for this event. Please arrive at the station 10-15 minutes before the train’s scheduled departure time.

bugg lights 2017 2To the Event

  • Train #705: Arrives in Belen at 5:25 p.m.
  • Train #707: Arrives in Belen at 7:30 p.m.

From the Event

  • Train #708: Departs Belen at 7:43 p.m.
  • Train #708-X*: Departs Belen at 9:10 p.m.

*Special train for the opening night event only.

pdfView the Special Schedule

Free Shuttles

Free shuttle service will be provided between the Belen Rail Runner Station, the Harvey House Museum, and the Miracle on Main Street Festival for the opening night event. The museum is also within walking distance of the station for those who wish to walk.

Train Fares

Regular fares apply. Children 9 and under ride for free; reduced fares are available for youth ages 10-17, seniors age 62+, students with a valid student ID and individuals with disabilities. Purchase your day pass online or on our app in advance and save $1.

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About the Bugg Lights

bugg lights 2The Bugg Lights display is a four decade old New Mexico tradition. The display began at the home of Norman and Joyce Bugg in 1971. As the popularity of the display grew, the lights were moved to other locations to accommodate the large amount of visitors. In 2014, the Bugg Lights found their home at the Belen Harvey House Museum. During the month of December, visitors can view the more than 300,000 lights and holiday decorations. The Bugg Lights Festival is open from November 25 to December 30, 2017, 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.  Learn More >>

 pdfBugg Lights Event Flyer


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