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A large crowd gathers in the courtyard of the Fort restaurant for the annual lighting of the farolitos. The Tesoro Cultural Center celebrated the tradition of the lighting of the farolitos, a yearly event at The Fort restaurant in Morrison Colorado, on November 28, 2011. The southwestern tradition of the lighting of the farolitos has been celebrated in Colorado for the past 24 years. Families gather from all over Colorado to participate in group caroling, food and drinks and the traditional pinecone lighting ceremony. Manuel Martinez/Viva Colorado