Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

It's Christmas in July at Old Town Fiesta.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Rozanna M. Martinez Of the Journal

* Art, prizes and Santa Claus can be found at summer celebration

"Feliz Navidad Fiesta de Julio" a Christmas fiesta in July, will celebrate the grand opening of Holiday Hacienda and the partially renovated Old Town Patio Market.

Artist demonstrations, door prizes and entertainment will be featured.

Holiday Hacienda owner Ron Kempton said the Patio Market has been restuccoed and given a facelift.

A water well in the market that Kempton said serviced the Albuquerque area about 200 years ago is being turned into a wishing well.

A fashion show by Desert Designs featuring Southwest fashions will kick off the festivities at noon today. …

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