The Belen Art league is a non-profit arts organization and gallery operated by volunteers. We are dedicated to nurturing and promoting the arts through education and exhibitions. We are happy to announce the Bugg Light Christmas display will now fall under our umbrella. The display will be housed at 513 Becker Ave, Belen, NM. A permanent location that will provide a place for visitors to view this amazing display throughout the year. Children and adults will be able to enjoy and learn about how things were done before advanced technology had been introduced.
The Buggs Christmas display was created by Norman Bugg in 1972. His innovative ideas of designing and building Ferris Wheels, Carousels, Skating rinks and so much more were so ingenious, that this display must be preserved for generations to come. The display was moved from their home in Albuquerque, NM in 2002 after many complaints from neighbors about traffic from the many viewers. It found a temporary home at Budaghers, a small town in between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, then moved to Menaul High School for approximately 10 years. In 2014, Belen was able to procure the wonderful Christmas display.
Open year round as a museum, you will be able to view the original Bugg Light display. Hours of operation, Wednesday through Sunday, 12PM to 5PM. During the Christmas Season, from the last Saturday in November to December 31, we will have additional outdoors displays to view. Christmas Season evening hours will be Tues,Wed,Thurs and Sunday, 5PM to 8PM and Friday and Saturday 5PM to 9PM.
The Bugg Light Museum will be participating in the "Scarecrow Festival" (see Belen Happenings for more information)
October 26, 4PM to 8PM
On Becker Ave 5th St to 6th Street, Belen, NM
Come Visit to see how Charlie Brown, His gang and all the Penquins are getting ready for this fun festival.