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Events & News:

Nov 20 2015
Friday Night Mercado

The Friday Night Mercado vendors will be on the plaza from 2:00 p.m. to 7;00 p.m., selling an assortment of handcrafted and homemade items. Come out to the plaza for your early holiday shopping!

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Nov 18 2015
Christmas Eve Luminarias

The Town of Mesilla's most awaited event will once again take place on Thursday December 24th. 

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Nov 18 2015
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Town of Mesilla will light up the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday December 4, 2015. The plaza will light up at 6:00p.m. to the sounds of Christmas Carols. The occassion would not be complete without ornaments hung on the tree, crafted by Mesilla Elementary students.  Stores will stay open late for shoppers! 

Nov 17 2015
Holiday Observance

The Town of Mesilla offices will be closed Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will re-open Monday November 30th. 


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Nov 16 2015
Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theater presents: Grandma

Showings November 20- 25! When we first meet Elle, a poet who reached her creative zenith during the flower child days, she is dumping her new, younger girlfriend, Olivia (Judy Greer, very good), brutally calling her a “footnote” to the 38-year relationship that she had with her late lover.

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Nov 01 2015
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 2015 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support local businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the Town of Mesilla in supporting our community by shopping on Small Business Saturday, here in Old Mesilla! 

Welcome to the Town of Mesilla!

Mesilla ("Little Tableland") is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico.

The historic town of Mesilla lies just west of Las Cruces along I-10 and is called New Mexico’s Best Vacation Getaway. It is the epitome of small town charm at its finest, serving as a great location for afternoon shopping and dining, where award winning cafes and restaurants and unique stores surround the town focal point of the historic Plaza. Visitors often enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Plaza with the peaceful back drop of the San Albino Basilica. Just north of town visitors have even more choices to shop and dine, in what’s known as the town’s Mercado area.

The history of the Town boasts everything from the Civil War to Billy the Kid. Visitors can get a brief lesson in history by visiting the Gadsden Museum or by taking a tour with La Morena Walking Tours.

For extra fun, tourists may enjoy the multitude of events that occur throughout the year. As Mesilla was once a part of Mexico, the Town is known for its annual Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiestas, and the Gadsden Purchase Re-enactment which celebrate significant dates in the Mexican culture. The Town also hosts several events throughout the year including a weekend long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, Jazz and Mariachi concerts, in the plaza and the popular lighting of luminarias on Christmas Eve. 

Art galleries, entertaining events, rich history, unique shops and delicious cuisine are just a few staples that Old Mesilla has to offer.

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