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Taos’ Magical Time of Year

When: Thanksgiving 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.

Sagebrush 2nd Annual Winter Jamboree Arts & Craft Fair

When:  November 25, 2022 / 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
November 26, 2022 / 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
November 27, 2022 / 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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!
Call 575-758-2254 or visit for updates.

The Stakeout Holiday Maker’s Mart

When: December 17 & 18, 2022 / 11 AM – 5 PM
Where: The Stakeout
101 Stakeout Dr
Ranchos de Taos, NM

Diversify your holiday shopping with vintage clothing and locally handmade arts and gifts from New Mexico artists and makers. The event includes free entrance, food and drinks, live music, and all ages are welcome.

Twirl Aglow Party

When: November 25, 2022 / 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, make seasonal crafts and have your face painted by our talented elves. Experience the magic of The Holidays with Twirl and the Taos Community!


When: November 18 – December 24, 2022 / 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Opening Celebration: November 18, 2022 / 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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!

36th Annual Yuletide Tree Lighting

When: December 2, 2022 / 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Taos Plaza

The 2022 Taos Holiday Season officially kicks off with the annual lighting of the Town Christmas tree during the 36th Annual Yuletide Tree Lighting. Join our Mayor Pro Tem Darien Fernandez and community. For more information contact Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or e-mail [email protected].

Festival of Trees

When: December 2, 2022 / 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Bataan Hall at 121 Civic Plaza Drive

The Taos Milagro Rotary Club is participating in this community event by hosting A Festival of Trees features 26 Christmas trees decorated by sponsors, 15 decorated wreaths, and many gift baskets – 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 2, 2022 / 5:30 PM – 7:30 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.

25th Annual Holiday Community Day at Millicent Rogers Museum

When: December 3, 2022 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Taos Dance Academy excerpts from the Nutcracker at 11:30 AM
Santa Visit from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Taos Jewish Center Hanukkah Music at 1:00 PM
Where: Millicent Rogers Museum
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Free community event. Activities for children. Face painting, community performances, Hanukkah room, Fiesta Court visit, Santa visit, and more!

Ornament and Craft Making

When: December 16, 2022 / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Taos Youth & Family Center located at 407 Paseo del Canon, East

Ornament and Craft Making with Mrs. Claus and her Elves. Christmas is coming and the Town of Taos would like to help children of all ages create Christmas ornaments for their Christmas tree or to give as presents.

This event is FREE! An adult must accompany children under the age of eight. Materials and examples will be provided, just bring your imagination. Come and have some creative fun! For more information contact Judy Esquibel at (575) 751-2037 or [email protected].

Stray Hearts 2022 Gala Year End Fundraiser

When: December 9, 2022 / 5:00 PM
Where: WildFlower Playhouse at 1339 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos NM 87571

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is hosting their 2022 Gala with a fabulous French dinner catered by local gourmet chef Gabriel Farkesh, an exciting live art auction featuring some of Taos’ most celebrated painters and photographers, passion-filled entertainment from Ballet Taos, and a chance to mingle with friends and supporters – well, this is an evening that will leave you howling for more!

All proceeds that evening will directly benefit the Stray Hearts shelter.

Ticket prices beginning at $250

Visit for tickets and more information

Bonfires on Bent Street

When: December 10, 2022 / 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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.

Las Posadas

When and Where: December 16-18, 2022 / 5:30 PM at San Francisco de Asis Church
December 19, 2022 / 5:30 PM at Llano Capilla – Nuestra Senora de Mount Carmel
December 20, 2022 / 5:30 PM at Talpa Capilla – Nuestra Senora de San Juan de Los Lagos
December 21-23, 2022 / 5:30 PM at San Francisco de Asis Church
December 24, 2022/ 5:00 PM San Francisco de Asis Church

There will be no Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

A nine day celebration of religious observance beginning December 16 and ending December 24.

Learn more: Las Posadas

Christmas Eve Procession at Taos Pueblo

When: December 24, 2022 / 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 Chamber Music Group Concerts

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parades

When: December 24, 2022
Where: Local Ski Resorts

A great way to kick-off your Christmas Eve celebrations! Watch as skiers make their way down the mountain in the dark with flares as their only means of light. All the area ski resorts – Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, Sipapu, Enchanted Forest, and Red River – have torchlight parades and fireworks during the holiday season.

Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachinas Dance

When: December 25, 2022

Witness this ancient Native American ceremonial dance honoring the depths of winter, as danced and drummed by the people of Taos Pueblo. No cameras, cell phones, or video cameras allowed.

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

When: December 31, 2022 / 6:00 PM

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. All the area ski resorts – Angel Fire, Sipapu, Enchanted Forest, and Red River – have torchlight parades and fireworks during the holiday season.