The luminarias of Sandalwood Drive in El Centro are shown on Wednesday night, Dec. 23. The luminarias are put out each Dec. 23 and 24, and have been a tradition for decades, some say started by Calexico native Anna Terrazas, who passed away in June. | CAMILO GARCIA JR> PHOTO

VIDEO: Sandalwood Drive Luminarias (An El Centro Christmas Tradition)

The lighting of the luminarias on Sandalwood Drive in El Centro each Dec. 23 and 24 has been a Christmas tradition for decades. It’s been said it was started by Calexico native and former Calexico Chronicle staffer Anna Terrazas, who passed away in June.

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