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Experience the only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as to films that explore the Pueblo experience! The weekend includes film screenings, presentations, and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers. The continuing objective of the Pueblo Film Festival is to shine a spotlight on an age-old culture’s contemporary expression, encouraging Native filmmakers to continue their creative work for an ever-growing audience. Everyone is invited to come to be entertained, learn what’s…Find out more »
Taos’ Magical Time of Year Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season. With the falling of snow on candle-lit farolitos that line the streets in front of old adobe shops and homes, one is transported to another time and place. Yuletide is the entire holiday season and includes all the unique traditions of the holiday season here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Restaurants open through the…Find out more »
Starting at 3:00 p.m., a Choir and Girl Scouts will give out cookies and hot chocolate. Entertainment and Music from the bandstand all evening. at 4:00 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus's are transported to the Plaza on a vintage fire truck, which heralds their arrival with its siren sounding. Over 1,000 farolitos will be lit by volunteers starting at 4:30, which will illuminate the Plaza until the main event at 6:00, presided over by Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, city councilors and…Find out more »
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in our historic plaza! Christmas Caroling and Hot chocolate & cookies compliments of Salud de Mesilla!Find out more »
Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season in Historic Old Town. Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Shop local and get any and all holiday gifts in the variety of shops throughout Old Town. Purchase a Holiday Stroll Button at the event and enjoy discounts at participating stores. Proceeds from the buttons will benefit Beds 4 Kidz. Lighting of the Tree | 6 p.m. | Plaza Don Luis Sip hot chocolate and enjoy live entertainment in the…Find out more »
Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season in Historic Old Town. Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more.
Shop local and get any and all holiday gifts in the variety of shops throughout Old Town. Purchase a Holiday Stroll Button at the event and enjoy discounts at participating stores. Proceeds from the buttons will benefit Beds 4 Kidz.
Lighting of the Tree | 6 p.m. | Plaza Don Luis
Sip hot chocolate and enjoy live entertainment in the plaza in anticipation for the annual lighting of Albuquerque’s largest Christmas Tree. KOB 4 will be broadcasting as Weatherman Steve Stucker hosts, live from Plaza Don Luis, located on Romero Street.
The tradition holds a special meaning for the Aceves family. 2017 marked the tree lighting ceremony’s silver anniversary, and the first since the passing of Henry Aceves, longtime Old Town business owner and the one who, along with his wife Karen, began the tree lighting community tradition.
In addition to the fun in Old Town, Explora, The NM Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum will be open, joining in the festivities with activities and entertainment for the evening. Enjoy free admission!
At Explora, teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career in the FREE Teen Science Café from 5-7 p.m. Snacks and activity or demo included. Visitors of all ages can Make It, Take It DIY LED Mini Luminarias and Chromatography Snowflakes, take a photo on the high wire bike with holiday props and explore the exhibits. Take advantage of holiday discounts at Ideas, the Store at Explora!