The 2023 Little Miss Merry Christmas candidates have been announced by the Ambassadors of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. This year's field includes eight girls from ages 5-10 vying for the title.
As a part of Portales’ holiday tradition, the Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest raises funds for Christmas lighting programs and the Portales Fireworks Fund. The contest runs until Wednesday Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. An official pre-parade Coronation Ceremony will take place at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The Christmas Jubilee and Lighted Christmas Parade will be Friday, Dec. 1 with downtown activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Second Street and Ave. O. The parade then travels east on Second Street to Main and around the courthouse square before disbanding at C&S, Inc. on First Street.
The contestant that raises the most money through donations collected by her sponsor and through additional fundraising efforts will be crowned Little Miss Merry Christmas with all runners-up receiving the title of Princess.
Celebrating its 37th year, the Portales Christmas Jubilee is a holiday family tradition. This year’s activities include the Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade as well as music and other activities on the square. Santa Claus will ride in the parade. There is no entry fee for the parade but registration is required. Entries are judged in three categories, Business, Non-Profit and Churches.
Entry forms and detailed information for the Lighted Christmas Parade can be picked up at the Chamber 100 S. Ave. A, or call 356-8541 and the forms can be emailed or faxed. They can also be downloaded from the community calendar at portales.com.
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2023 LMMC Bios
, 9, daughter of Andrea Baca and a fourth grader at Valencia Elementary. She likes to skate, play video games, and work at MaryKay and a snow cone truck. What she likes most about Christmas is family time and gifts. Her sponsor is Andrea Baca MaryKay.
, 10, daughter of Valeria and Gabriel Angel and a fourth grader at Valencia Elementary. She likes painting, drawing, and baking. What she likes most about Christmas is the family time, snow, Christmas lights, decorations, and food. Her sponsor is Creighton’s Town & Country
z, 5, daughter of Geraldine and Santos Ramirez and a Pre-schooler at Brown Elementary. She likes to sing, dance, paint, and put on makeup. What she likes most about Christmas is the presents, Santa, playing in the snow, and being together with all of her family. Her sponsor is Taco Box.
, 7, daughter of Encarnacion and Geneva Nevarez and a second grader at Floyd Elementary. She likes to watch YouTube playing with her sister. What she likes most about Christmas is the gifts, pretty lights, elves, and Christmas music. Her sponsor is Paden Insurance.
, 7, daughter of Encarnacion and Geneva Nevarez and a second grader at Floyd Elementary. She likes to watch T.V., play on the iPad, and play with her twin sister. What she likes most about Christmas are the gifts and her elves on the shelf, Sophie and Max, get to come back. Her sponsor is DMV Select.
, 9, daughter of Vanessa and Luis Jaramillo and a Fourth grader at Valencia Elementary. She likes to play volleyball, skate, color, and swim. What she likes most about Christmas is decorating the tree, baking cookies, opening presents, doing snowball fights, and watching Christmas movies with hot cocoa. Her sponsor is Thai City.
, 8, daughter of Josh and Dawn Kuchta and a third grader at Floyd Elementary. She likes going shopping and playing volleyball and basketball. What she likes most about Christmas is celebrating Jesus and opening presents. Her sponsor is Sunfit Nutrition.
, 9, daughter of Ashley Sisneros. She is a fourth grader at Floyd Elementary. She likes to sing, draw, dance, and play. What she likes most about Christmas is spending time with family, celebrating Jesus, playing in the snow, and opening presents. Her sponsor is Ace Hardware.