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Taos’ Magical Time of Year

When: November through New Year’s Day
Where: Historic District of Taos and Surrounding Areas

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.


When: November 18 – December 24, 2023 / 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Everyday
Where: Stables Art Gallery
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Taos’s favorite holiday pop-up store, Taos Folk, is popping up again! Featuring affordable, handmade crafts from over 50 artists. Choose from fantastic jewelry, winter wear, home décor, fragrant candles and lotions, and exquisite pottery, all made by Taos hands. Plus marvelous books by Taos authors, and much, much more! Don’t miss Taos Folk popping-up!

Twirl Aglow Party

When: Friday November 24th, 2023 / 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Twirl

Twirl Play and Discovery Space hosts their FREE annual Twirl Aglow Party. The courtyard at Twirl will be filled with sparkling lights and twinkling surprises. Share your wishes with Santa, enjoy warm drinks and sweet treats, seasonal activities, and face painting by our talented elves. Experience the magic of The Holidays with Twirl and the Taos Community!

Sagebrush 2nd Annual Winter Jamboree Arts & Craft Fair

Friday, November 24th – 10am-6:30pm
Saturday, November 25th – 9am-6:30pm
Sunday, November 26th – 10am-4:30pm

Where: Sagebrush Inn & Suites
Chamisa Ballroom
1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571

Arts and Craft Fair with a variety of local artists, with goods ranging from Jewelry to Quilts. Bring your holiday gift lists and shop for family and friends! Click here for updates.

Festival of Trees

When: Friday, December 8th from 4pm to 9pm
Where: Bataan Hall (121 Civic Plaza Drive)
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The Taos Milagro Rotary Club is participating in the Town of Taos holiday event by hosting the Festival of Trees which features 26 Christmas trees decorated by sponsors and businesses, 15 decorated wreaths, many gift baskets and donor gift items – all available for purchase in a silent auction. Funds raised at this event directly benefit the community through the literacy program, scholarship program, or community grants.

Lighting of Ledoux

When: December 1, 2023 / 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Ledoux Street
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The historic narrow Ledoux Street glows with the light from farolitos, luminarias and bonfires. Galleries, shops, and museums are open late, offering holiday food and drink. People gather around the fires and share their stories in the cool starlit night.

26th Annual Holiday Community Day at Millicent Rogers Museum

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 – 11am-3pm
Where: Millicent Rogers Museum
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Arts and Crafts, Community Performances, Multicultural Holiday Activities Fiesta Court Visit, Santa Visit. All Activities Free to the Public.

37th Annual Yuletide Tree Lighting

When: December 2, 2023 / 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Taos Plaza

The 2023 Taos Holiday Season officially kicks off with the annual lighting of the Town Christmas tree.

Taos Chamber Music Group Concerts

When: December 8th, 9th & 10th, 2023
Where: Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Holiday concerts performances by the Taos Chamber Music Group.

Bonfires on Bent Street

When: Saturday, December 9, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Bent Street

Hosted by the John Dunn Shops and Bent Street merchants. Bonfires and farolitos will warm you up and light the way. Shops will be decorated for the festivities and offer snacks and specials all day. Any evening full of blessings, caroling, entertainment, food and hot beverages.

Juniper Berry – A Holiday Market Featuring Women Artists and Makers

Friday, December 15th, 2023 from 4pm to 8pm
Saturday December 16th, 2023 from 12pm to 4pm
Where: Revolt Gallery
222 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571

This holiday season shop local at Juniper Berry – a pop up holiday market at the Revolt compound!
Find a gift for everyone on your list from the 15+ women makers and artists from the Taos Area. Enjoy a complimentary festive hot drink while you shop and make sure to bring some cash to tip our local acoustic musicians that will be playing, too! Shop in the gallery and music spaces and grab some food from the Godega by Church next door.

The Stakeout Holiday Maker’s Mart

Saturday, December 16th, 2023 from 10am to 2pm
Sunday December 17th, 2023 from 10am to 5pm
Where: The Stakeout
101 Stakeout Dr
Ranchos de Taos, NM

The Stakeout hosts its Holiday Makers Mart on December 16th and 17th presented by Siouxzen Kang, featuring an eclectic range of local artisans to suit all of your holiday gift-giving needs!  After Saturday’s market, stick around for The Stakeout’s new Saturday evening dinner service starting at 5pm that evening (reservations and walk-ins welcome).  On Sunday, The Stakeout will offer brunch service from 10am-3pm during the market.  For more information visit or contact [email protected]

Las Posadas

A celebration of religious observance beginning December 15.

  • December 15 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 16 – 5:00 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 17 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 18 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 19 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 20 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 21 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 22 – 5:30 pm at San Francisco de Asis Church
  • December 23 – 5:00 pm at Talpa Capilla
  • December 24 – 8:00 am & 10:00 am at San Francisco de Asis Church (Sunday Obligatioin)
  • December 24 – 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass at San Francisco de Asis Church (Fulfills Christmas Obligation not Sundays)
  • December 25 – 8:00 am & 10:00 am Christmas Day at San Francisco de Asis Church (Holy Day of Obligation)

Learn more: Las Posadas

Procession of the Virgin Mary

When: December 24, 2023 / 5:00 PM
Where: Taos Pueblo

Mass will start at 5 pm (approximately), procession proceeds  after mass, as well as the burning of the bonfires, lasting 2 hours or so.  Parking is limited, showing up early would be ideal, dress warm! (FREE ADMISSION after a designated time) Please keep in mind there is no guaranteed handicap parking.

No where else on Earth can you experience this magical event. A stunning contrast between massive bonfires and the Procession of the Virgin with rifle salutes from the rooftops of the 1000 year old adobe pueblo buildings. A pageant of beauty, heritage, and awe inspiring imagery.
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Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachinas Dance

When: December 25, 2023
Where: Taos Pueblo

Dependent on which dance here is the tentative schedule: Deer dance will start at 1 pm (approximately), lasting all afternoon. Matachina dance will start at 11 am (approximately), lasting all day.  (FREE ADMISSION). No cameras, cell phones, or video cameras allowed.

Torchlight Parades & Fireworks

When: November and December
Where: Red River Ski Area

Red River showcases parades and fireworks throughout November and December. Watch as skiers make their way down the mountain in the dark with flares and enjoy firework displays.

New Year’s Eve at Taos SKi Valley

When: December 31, 2023
Where: Taos Ski Valley
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Ring in the 2024 New Year in with Taos Ski Valley’s torchlight parade, firework display, prime rib buffet, and 3rd Annual Snow Ball. Watch as skiers make their way down the mountain in the dark with flares as their only means of light. Following the torchlight and a fireworks display by Gemini Fireworks.