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New Mexico events and activities to make your season bright

NOVEMBER 30–JANUARY 5

BOWERS OF POWER
The River of Lights attraction at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden has embodied the notion of a Winter Wonderland since its debut, in 1997. Millions of holiday lights shimmer in the garden, and kinetic sculptures dance among the hedges in a show of synchronized music and light. (505) 768-2000; bit.ly/abqlights

DECEMBER 8, 14
RADIANT HISTORY

On December 8, Coronado Historic Site presents Christmas at Kuaua, with live music, Pueblo dancing and storytelling, arts-and-crafts activities, a bonfire, and refreshments (505-867- 5351; nmmonuments.org). For Light Among the Ruins on December 14, the remnants of the 400-year-old Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jémez Mission Church, in the Jémez Historic Site, will be aglow with hundreds of luminarias. Visitors can listen to live Native flute music and watch dancers from Jemez Pueblo perform (575-829-3530; nmmonuments.org). The village of Jémez Springs’ holiday festivities coincide with the event, and include free horse-drawn wagon rides, a concert, a light parade, and caroling (575-829-3540; jemezsprings.org). Also on December 14, Fort Selden Historic Site hosts military re-enactors, a luminaria display, and free holiday refreshments. (575) 526-8911; nmmonuments.org

DECEMBER 14
¡FELICES FLOATING FIESTAS!

Elephant Butte Lake State Park hosts the Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk and Floating Lights Parade. From 5 to 8 p.m., more than 4,000 luminarias will light up a path leading to 25 campsites. Hot cider and cocoa, posole, and s’mores will be at the sites, as will carolers. A boat-and-RV parade lights up the marina, and hayrides will be available. “We had about 4,000 attendees at last year’s Beachwalk—a candle glowed for each person!” says Angie Majewicz of the local Chamber of Commerce. (Find out about the event’s charitable element on p. 21.) After the Beachwalk, there’s a community Christmas party at Elephant Butte Inn and Spa. (575) 744-4708; sierracountynewmexico.info

DECEMBER 24
SEASON’S STROLLING

Since the 1970s, Santa Fe’s Canyon Road Farolito Walk has been the most popular Christmas Eve community event in the capital. Thousands of celebrants take to the farolito-lined road and surrounding streets to sing Christmas carols, sip hot cider, listen to live holiday music, and visit shops and galleries. (505) 955-6200; farolitowalk.com

DECEMBER 24
NIGHT LIGHT

The Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks celebration at Red River Ski Area is a much grander version of the ski area’s weekly Saturday torchlight parades. As some 50 skiers descend the mountain at night carrying bright-red flares, a fireworks display erupts in the sky behind them. Spectators can watch from the mountain’s base, or from the Lift House Bar & Grill, where regional bands provide live entertainment. “Everyone’s festively dressed for this,” says Rebecca Latham, the town’s tourism director, “and someone inevitably takes the role of Santa. A lot of families come, and it’s one of those winter events that brings together the Red River Ski Area family with the larger community.” (575) 754-2223; redriverskiarea.com

DECK THE CONCERT HALLS
Few things strike up the holiday spirit like timeless seasonal shows and music, and throughout the state, from Thanksgiving through Christmas, there are plenty to choose from. The Albuquerque Little Theatre presents a production of the classic Kris Kringle tearjerker Miracle on 34th Street (November 29–December 24). (505) 242-4750; albuquerquelittletheatre.org

December 24, the Santa Fe Concert Association presents its orchestra and violinist Caroline Goulding in A Traditional Carols Christmas Eve, at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe (505) 984-8759; santafeconcerts.org

NOVEMBER 29– DECEMBER 31
RIVER REVELRY

The reflections of glowing luminarias—and millions of twinkling holiday lights adorning more than 100 homes—dazzle across the shimmering surface of the Pecos River as part of Carlsbad’s annual Christmas on the Pecos celebration. Pontoon boats take passengers past decorated properties and illuminated nativity scenes on the 40-minute-long tour (closed Christmas Eve). (575) 628-0952; christmasonthepecos.com

AROUND THE STATE

CENTRAL

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 24
ALBUQUERQUE. Miracle on 34th Street. Classic holiday production. Albuquerque Little Theatre. (505) 242-4750; albuquerquelittletheatre.org

NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 30
ALBUQUERQUE. River of Lights. Holiday light show. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. (505) 768-2000; cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/garden

NOVEMBER 30–JANUARY 4, 2014
BELÉN. Festival of Trees. Harvey House Museum. (505) 861-0581

THROUGH DECEMBER 14
ALBUQUERQUE. Martin Parr: Life’s a Beach. Exhibition of color photography by the renowned British artist. UNM Art Museum. (505) 277-4001; unmartmuseum.org

DECEMBER 4, 11, 18
ALBUQUERQUE. Holiday Nature Crafts. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. (505) 768-2000; cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/garden

DECEMBER 6–15
SANDIA PARK. Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. Vista Grande Community Center. $8–$15. (505) 286-1950; emct.org

DECEMBER 6–22
ALBUQUERQUE. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The Adobe Theater. (505) 898-9222; adobetheater.org

ALBUQUERQUE. Holiday Festival. Multicultural variety show. The Vortex Theatre. (505) 247-8600; vortexabq.org

DECEMBER 7–31
ALBUQUERQUE. December Garden Holidays. Special exhibits. Albuquerque BioPark. (505) 848-7112; cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark

DECEMBER 13
ALBUQUERQUE. Mariachi Christmas. Live music. Popejoy Hall. (877) 664-8661; unmtickets.com

DECEMBER 13–29
ALBUQUERQUE. Barnum. Musical comedy. African American Performing Arts Center. (505) 265-9119; musicaltheatresw.com

DECEMBER 14
ALBUQUERQUE. A Christmas Carol. Traditional holiday play. Popejoy Hall. (877) 664-8661; unmtickets.com

EDGEWOOD. Holiday Hunt-n-Glow. Hot-air balloon glow, parade, prizes, scavenger hunt. (505) 850-2523; edgewoodchambernm.com

DECEMBER 18
ALBUQUERQUE. Jim Brickman. Live music. Kiva Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. livenation.com

DECEMBER 20
ALBUQUERQUE. An Irish Homecoming. Live music. Popejoy Hall. 8 p.m. (877) 664-8661; unmtickets.com

DECEMBER 20–22
ALBUQUERQUE. The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment. Dance. National Hispanic Cultural Center. (505) 724-4771; nationalhispaniccenter.org

DECEMBER 21
ALBUQUERQUE. Home for the Holidays. New Mexico Philharmonic and local choirs. Popejoy Hall. 6 p.m. (505) 323-4343; nmphil.org

ALBUQUERQUE. Starry Nights Solstice Revel. Observatory and planetarium shows and events. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. (505) 841-2800; nmnaturalhistory.org

DECEMBER 21–22
BELÉN. Display of Belén’s Miracle Window. Harvey House Museum. (505) 861-0581

DECEMBER 21–JANUARY 5, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE. Kadomatsu in the Japanese Garden. Japanese Shinto new year’s pine and bamboo arrangements. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. (505) 848-7112; cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/garden

DECEMBER 21–MARCH 30, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE. Arte en la Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. (505) 242-4600; cabq.gov/museum

DECEMBER 28
ALBUQUERQUE. Un Paseo por el Bosque. Spanish-language nature walk. Rio Grande Nature Center. 1–2:30 p.m. (505) 344-7240

DECEMBER 31
ALBUQUERQUE. Figueroa Music and Arts Project: New Year’s Eve in Vienna. Classical music. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 8 p.m. $22–$65. (505) 724-4771; nationalhispaniccenter.org

ALBUQUERQUE. New Year’s Eve Adult Night. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. (505) 841-2800; nmnaturalhistory.org

THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE. African American Art in the 20th Century. Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and photography from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. (505) 242-4600; cabq.gov/museum

THROUGH JANUARY 2014
ALBUQUERQUE. Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras. An exhibition of protest textiles. National Hispanic Cultural Center. (505) 246-2261; nhccnm.org

THROUGH MARCH 16, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE. Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico: Photographs by Robert Christensen. Black-and-white photographs by the Belén-based artist. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. (505) 242-4600; cabq.gov/museum

NORTH CENTRAL

THROUGH DECEMBER 13
SANTA FE. Santa Fe Book Arts Group exhibition. New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery. Free. (505) 986-4589; nmcapitolart.org or santafebag.org

THROUGH DECEMBER 30
SANTA FE. What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions. Modern and contemporary Native art exhibition. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. (505) 476-1250; indianartsandculture.org

THROUGH DECEMBER 31
SANTA FE. Four exhibitions: Selections from Changing Hands: Art without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast; Steven J. Yazzie: The Mountain; Jacob Meders: Divided Lines; and Cannupahanska Luger: Stereotypes: Misconceptions of the Native American. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. $10. (505) 983-8900; iaia.edu/museum

DECEMBER 11
LOS ALAMOS. “Future of Innovation at LANL.” Lecture by Terry Wallace. Bradbury Science Museum. 5:30 p.m. (505) 667-4444; lanl.gov/museum

SANTA FE. Winter Dance Concert. Greer Garson Theatre. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

DECEMBER 12
POJOAQUE PUEBLO. Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day. (505) 455-2278; newmexico.org/pojoaque-pueblo

DECEMBER 13
RED RIVER. Opening day, Red River Ski Area. (575) 754-2223; redriverskiarea.com

SANTA FE. Paula Poundstone. Comedy. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $27.50–$35. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

DECEMBER 14
WHITE ROCK. Holiday Prism Concert. White Rock Baptist Church. 7 p.m. lacw.org

DECEMBER 15
SANTA FE. Santa Fe Symphony: Christmas Treasures. Live music. Lensic Performing Arts Center. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

TAOS. Bonfires on Bent Street. Holiday celebration. Bent Street. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (877) 587-9007; taos.org

DECEMBER 15–16
TAOS. Chamber Music Concert: Mozart. Live music. Harwood Museum. 5 p.m. (877) 587-9007; taos.org

DECEMBER 16–24
RANCHOS DE TAOS. Las Posadas. Traditional Christmas reenactment. Ranchos de Taos Church. 6 p.m. nightly. (877) 587-9007; taos.org

DECEMBER 17–18
TAOS. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Stage adaptation of the beloved motion picture. Taos Mesa Brewing Company. (575) 224-1066; taosmesabrewing.com

DECEMBER 18
SANTA FE. Local Organic Meals on a Budget: Gluten-free soups and sauces, and raw-food meals and desserts. Cooking class at Santa Fe School of Cooking (register in advance). $22. (505) 471-7780; localorganicmeals.com

DECEMBER 19–JANUARY 12, 2014
SANTA FE. SITElab 3: Alan Shields: Maze; Stephen Petronio Dance Company: Into the Maze. Installation and dance film. SITE Santa Fe. (505) 989-1199; sitesantafe.org

DECEMBER 20–21
TAOS SKI VALLEY. Demo Days. Try out the latest skiing equipment at no cost. Must be at least 18 years old. (575) 776-2291; skitaos.org

DECEMBER 20–24
SANTA FE. Santa Fe Pro Musica: A Baroque Christmas. Live music. Loretto Chapel. 6 and 8 p.m. $20–$65. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

DECEMBER 21
TAOS SKI VALLEY. Brew Master’s Festival. 17th annual event. 4:30–7 p.m. $25, age 21 and over. (575) 776-2291; skitaos.org

DECEMBER 22
TAOS. La Noche on Taos Plaza. Bonfires, Santa Claus, and Mexican cocoa. 5–8 p.m. (877) 587-9007; taos.org

DECEMBER 24
RED RIVER. Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. Red River Ski Area. 7 p.m. (575) 754-2223; redriverskiarea.com

SANTA FE. Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra and Caroline Goulding. Live music. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 5 p.m. $25–$95. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

SANTA FE. Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Holiday tradition, with carolers and thousands of farolitos. Canyon Road. 5–8 p.m. Free. santafe.com

TAOS PUEBLO. Procession of the Virgin Mary. (575) 758-1028; taospueblo.org

TAOS SKI VALLEY. Torchlight Parade. 6 p.m. (575) 776-2291; skitaos.org

DECEMBER 25
RED RIVER. Christmas Luminaria Ski/Snowshoe Tour. Enchanted Forest XC Ski Center. 6:30 p.m. $10–$15 plus $5 rental fee. (575) 754-6112; enchantedforestxc.com

TAOS PUEBLO. Deer or Matachines Dance. 2 p.m. (575) 758-1028; taospueblo.org

DECEMBER 28–29
SANTA FE. Santa Fe Pro Musica: The Brandenburg Concertos. Live music. St. Francis Auditorium. 6 p.m. the 28th and 3 p.m. the 29th. $10–$65. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

DECEMBER 31
RED RIVER. New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade. Red River Ski Area. 7 p.m. (575) 754-2223; redriverskiarea.com

SANTA FE. New Year’s Eve with the Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra. Live music. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 5 p.m. $25–$95. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

TAOS SKI VALLEY. New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. 6 p.m. (877) 587-9007; skitaos.org

THROUGH JANUARY 4, 2014
LOS ALAMOS. Affordable Art Sale. Works in all media. Fuller Lodge Art Center. 5–7 p.m. (505) 662-1735; fullerlodgeartcenter.com

SANTA FE. Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 4 p.m. $20–$70. (505) 988-1234; ticketssantafe.org

THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2014
SANTA FE. New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Maté y Más. Museum of International Folk Art. Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $9. (505) 476-1200; internationalfolkart.org

SANTA FE. It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico. Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $9. New Mexico Museum of Art. (505) 476-5072; nmartmuseum.org

TAOS. Ron Barsano Paints the Naked Truth. Exhibition. Taos Art Museum. (575) 758-2960; taosartmuseum.org

THROUGH JANUARY 12, 2014
SANTA FE. Cibola: Seven Cities of Gold. Film and installation by artists Jameson C. Banks and Frank Buffalo Hyde; and It’s in the Details: Beadwork and Fashion by Orlando Dugi and Kenneth Williams. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.(505) 982-4636; wheelwright.org

THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2014
SANTA FE. A Life in Pictures: Four Photography Collections. New Mexico Museum of Art. Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $6. (505) 476-5076; nmartmuseum.org

THROUGH JANUARY 26, 2014
SANTA FE. Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George. Exhibition of work created in and around the artist’s New York retreat. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $12. (505) 946-1000; okeeffemuseum.org

TAOS. Four exhibitions marking the museum’s 90th anniversary: The Harwoods; Burt Harwood: Historic Photographs; Highlights from the Taos Municipal Schools Historic Art Collection; and Peter Parks. Harwood Museum. Closed Mon. $10. (575) 758-9826; harwoodmuseum.org

THROUGH JANUARY 2014
SANTA FE. Atomic Surplus. Exhibition, film and lecture series, children’s educational programming, field trips, and more Muñoz Waxman Galleries at the Center for Contemporary Arts. (505) 982-1338; ccasantafe.org

THROUGH FEBRUARY 4, 2014
SANTA FE. Woven Identities. Exhibition of basketry from 60 different cultural groups. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. $6. (505) 476-1250; indianartsandculture.org

THROUGH FEBRUARY 9, 2014
SANTA FE. Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May. An exhibition of first-edition and foreign-language versions of books by Germany’s favorite author. Tues.–Sun. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $9. New Mexico History Museum. (505) 476-5200; nmhistorymuseum.org

THROUGH MARCH 16, 2014
SANTA FE. Cowboys Real and Imagined: Get Your Yee-Haw On. An exhibition featuring cowboy culture. Tues.–Sun. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $9. New Mexico History Museum. (505) 476-5200; nmhistorymuseum.org

THROUGH MARCH 23, 2014
SANTA FE. Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan. An exhibition of traditional Japanese kites. Museum of International Folk Art. Tues-Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $9. (505) 476-1200; internationalfolkart.org

THROUGH APRIL 13, 2014
SANTA FE. The Durango Collection: Native American Weaving in the Southwest 1860–1880. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (505) 982-4636; wheelwright.org

SANTA FE. 50 Works for 50 States: New Mexico. Art from the collection of Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. New Mexico Museum of Art. Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $6. (505) 476-5076; nmartmuseum.org

THROUGH MAY 4, 2014
SANTA FE. Let’s Talk About This: Folk Artists Respond to HIV/AIDS. Local and international artists respond to this important global health concern. Museum of International Folk Art. Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $9. (505) 476-1200; internationalfolkart.org

THROUGH MAY 27, 2014
SANTA FE. Window on Lima: Beltrán-Kropp Peruvian Art Collection. An exhibition featuring an extensive collection of Peruvian art recently donated to the museum. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $5. (505) 982-2226; spanishcolonial.org

NORTHEAST

DECEMBER 14
ANGEL FIRE. Breakfast with Santa. Angel Fire Community Center. 9 a.m.–noon. (575) 377-1544; angelfirefun.com

RATÓN. Christmas on the Chicorica. 1,500 luminarias, music, and Santa Claus. Sugarite Canyon State Park. 5–8:30 p.m. (575) 445-5607

DECEMBER 24
ANGEL FIRE. Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. Angel Fire Resort Ski Area. 6 p.m. (800) 633-7463; angelfirefun.com

DECEMBER 31
ANGEL FIRE. New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. Angel Fire Resort Ski Area. 6 p.m. (800) 633-7463; angelfirefun.com

SOUTHEAST

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 31
CARLSBAD. Christmas on the Pecos. Holiday light tour on the Pecos River. Pecos River Village Conference Center. $7.50–$17.50. (575) 628-0952; christmasonthepecos.com

DECEMBER 5
ARTESIA. Light Up Artesia. Holiday celebration. Downtown. 5:30–9 p.m. (575) 746-1117; artesiachamber.com

HOBBS. Christmas Traditions from around the World. Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. 6:30 p.m. $3. (575) 392-6730; museumshobbsnm.org

DECEMBER 7–19
HOBBS. Winter Photography Show. Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. $3. (575) 392-6730; museumshobbsnm.org

DECEMBER 7–25
ROSWELL. Annual Electric Light Christmas Parade. Downtown. (888) 767-9355; seeroswell.com

DECEMBER 14
CARLSBAD. Holidays with the Animals. Kids’ crafts and face painting. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. 1–3 p.m. (575) 887-5516

RUIDOSO. 3 Redneck Tenors. Live music. Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. $76–$79. (888) 878-7872; spencertheater.com

DECEMBER 15
ROSWELL. The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas. Live music. Pearson Auditorium. 2:30 p.m. (575) 623-5882; roswellsymphony.org

DECEMBER 21
ALAMOGORDO. Celestial Cycles: Winter Solstice. Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. 5 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (575) 437-8284

DECEMBER 21–22
RUIDOSO. The Nutcracker. Ruidoso Dance Ensemble. Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. December 21, 2 and 7 p.m. December 22, 2 p.m. $32. (888) 878-7872; spencertheater.com

DECEMBER 29
ALAMOGORDO. Lake Lucero Tour. Hike with a ranger to the source of the White Sands and learn about the formation of the dunes. White Sands National Monument. 9 a.m. $3. Reservations required. (575) 479-6124, ext. 236; nps.gov/whsa

THROUGH MARCH 9, 2014
ROSWELL. Aria Finch: Tweeting Elations. Roswell Museum and Art Center. Free. (575) 624-6744; roswellmuseum.org

THROUGH APRIL 6, 2014
ROSWELL. Art & Environment. Exhibition. Roswell Museum and Art Center. Free. (575) 624-6744; roswellmuseum.org

SOUTHWEST

NOVEMBER 23–JANUARY 18, 2014
LAS CRUCES. Four exhibitions: Green, an exhibition on Thailand by Marietta Patricia Leis; Gunnar Plake: Extended Passage of Time; Metamorphosis, featuring paintings by Gail Factor; and Tejido Fronterizo/Border Tapestry. Las Cruces Museum of Art. Free. (575) 541-2137; las-cruces.org

DECEMBER 11–12
LAS CRUCES. Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival. View processions, dancing, climb Tortugas Mountain in honor of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, enjoy feast. (575) 526-8171

DECEMBER 13
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES. Old-Fashioned Christmas. Tree lighting, bonfires, caroling, and more. Downtown. 6–9 p.m. torcmainstreet.org

DECEMBER 14
DEMING. Holiday Lights. Rockhound State Park. 5–6:30 p.m. (575) 546-6182

ELEPHANT BUTTE. Luminaria Beach Walk. Elephant Butte Lake State Park and Elephant Butte Inn. Begins at dusk. Park entrance fee applies. (575) 740-1777; elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES. Second Saturday Art Hop. Visit galleries, shops, studios, and restaurants as part of this monthly event. Main Street. 6–9 p.m. Free. torcmainstreet.org

DECEMBER 22
COLUMBUS. Luminaria and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Pancho Villa State Park. 6–8 p.m. (575) 531-2711

THROUGH JANUARY 25, 2014
LAS CRUCES. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. Exhibition. Branigan Cultural Center. Free. (575) 541-2154; las-cruces.org

THROUGH MARCH 16, 2014
LAS CRUCES. The Cañada Alamosa: 4,000 Years of Agricultural History. Exhibition. New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Open daily. $5. (575) 522-4100; nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

NORTHWEST
DECEMBER 2–JANUARY 3, 2014

BLOOMINGTON. Christmas Parade and Celebration of Lights. Parade on December 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Bloomfield High School. Light display at Salmon Park. (505) 632-0880; farmingtonnm.org

DECEMBER 13
AZTEC. Aztec Christmas Parade. 6 p.m. (888) 543-4629, (505) 334-7551; aztecnm.com

CROWNPOINT. Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction. Monthly auction of rugs and other weavings by local Navajo artists. Crownpoint Elementary School. Viewing: 4–6 p.m. Auction: 7 p.m. (505) 786-7386; crownpointrugauction.com

FARMINGTON. AstroFriday. The Star of Bethlehem film screening and stargazing. San Juan College Planetarium. 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Free, but seating is limited. (505) 566-3361; sanjuancollege.edu/planetarium/index.htm

FARMINGTON. Holiday Art Walk. Downtown. 5–9 p.m. (505) 599-1419; farmingtonnm.org

DECEMBER 14
FARMINGTON. Santa’s Candy Cane Christmas. Crafts, games, stories, hot chocolate, and Santa Claus. Farmington Recreation Center. 9:30 a.m.–noon. (505) 599-1184; farmintonnm.org

FARMINGTON. Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Riverside Nature Center. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (505) 599-1422; farmingtonnm.org

DECEMBER 20
FARMINGTON. Winter Solstice Celebration. Farmington Public Library. Noon. (505) 599-1270; infoway.org

DECEMBER 23
FARMINGTON. Live Navajo Nativity. Children’s presentation, with Navajo clothing and live animals. Four Corners Home for Children. 6–8 p.m. (888) 325-0255; navajoministries.org

LIST YOUR EVENT IN NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE

The “Calendar” deadline is three months before the issue in which the event is to appear. Deadline for March 2014 is December 4. Send event information to: calendar@nmmagazine.com (preferred); or New Mexico Magazine Calendar, Lew Wallace Building, 495 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501. To list your event online, visit nmmagazine.com. For info: (505) 827-7447