Just outside of Jemez Springs site the historic ruins of the Gisewa Pueblo and the 17th century San José de los Jemez Mission Church. Designated as a National Historic Landmark is one of the most beautiful prehistoric and historic sites in the Southwest, especially come the holiday season. Every year in December, the stone ruins of this 500 year old Indian village and the church dating to 1621 are illuminated by the glow of 1,400+ farolitos. The evening’s events include Native American flute music Native American dancers performing between two bonfires with accompanying drummers, vendors selling items and food, and an a trail that leads visitors through the ruins. This years Lights Among The Ruins attracted hundreds from Albuquerque and Santa Fe to come share in the awe-inspiring tradition truly unique to New Mexico.