Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2023 to Sunday, December 31, 2023 Taos’ Magical Time of Year When: November through New Year’s DayWhere: 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. TAOS FOLK When: November 18 – December 24, 2023 / 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EverydayWhere: Stables Art GalleryMore info: taosfolkart.com 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 PMWhere: 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! twirltaos.org Sagebrush 2nd Annual Winter Jamboree Arts & Craft Fair When: Friday, November 24th – 10am-6:30pmSaturday, November 25th – 9am-6:30pmSunday, 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 9pmWhere: Bataan Hall (121 Civic Plaza Drive)More info: taosmilagrorotary.com 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 PMWhere: Ledoux StreetMore info: harwoodmuseum.org 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-3pmWhere: Millicent Rogers MuseumMore info: millicentrogers.org 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 PMWhere: Taos PlazaThe 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, 2023Where: Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art Holiday concerts performances by the Taos Chamber Music Group. taoschambermusicgroup.org Bonfires on Bent Street When: Saturday, December 9, from 4:00pm to 7:00pmWhere: 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 When:Friday, December 15th, 2023 from 4pm to 8pmSaturday December 16th, 2023 from 12pm to 4pmWhere: Revolt Gallery222 Paseo Del Pueblo NorteTaos, NM 87571This 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 When:Saturday, December 16th, 2023 from 10am to 2pmSunday December 17th, 2023 from 10am to 5pmWhere: The Stakeout101 Stakeout DrRanchos de Taos, NMThe 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 www.stakeouttaos.com/calendar or contact [email protected] Las Posadas A nine day celebration of religious observance beginning December 16 and ending December 24. Learn more: Las Posadas Procession of the Virgin Mary When: December 24, 2023 / 5:00 PMWhere: 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.For details visit taospueblo.com Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachinas Dance When: December 25, 2023Where: 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. taospueblo.com Torchlight Parades & Fireworks When: November and DecemberWhere: 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. redriverskiarea.com/events/ New Year’s Eve at Taos SKi Valley When: December 31, 2023Where: Taos Ski Valley Watch the trails of light as skiers with torches in hand glide down the famous Taos Ski Valley mountain under the starry skies. Firework displays light the winter sky in celebration of the new year.