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Nov. 24 and 25
Calico Christmas Art and Craft Fair
The annual Christmas Art and Craft Fair in Carlsbad takes place at the Pecos River Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave. It is an all handmade show with vendors from New Mexico and Texas. There will be a variety from decor, jewelry, stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. Doors are open on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Ongoing until Jan. 21
‘Quilts of Southwest China’ coming to Santa Fe
The Museum of International Folk Art will host the national touring exhibition “Quilts of Southwest China,” beginning July 9 through Jan. 21, 2018. MIFA is located at 706 Camino Lejo. For more information, visit internationalfolkart.org or call 505-476-1200.
Nov. 24 – Dec. 31
Christmas on the Pecos
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Once a year the people of Carlsbad living along the river go all out decorating their homes. The evening boat tours on the Pecos River provide panoramic views of illuminated backyards and islands of twinkling lights. The tours begin at 5:30 p.m. All boats depart from the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave. The organizers advise to dress warm. For more information, visit christmasonthepecos.com or call the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 575-887-6516.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 30
River of Lights
New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday light show begins. Each year’s show unveils ingenious new sculptures and stunning displays made by BioPark artists and craftsmen. The show takes place at the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central Ave. NW. For more information, visit cabq.gov or call 505-764-6280 or 505-764-6227.
Night of Lights
The Night of Lights takes place at the Halagueno Arts Park, 101 S. Halagueno St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be an evening of music, food, art, activities for the kids and the illumination of the Halagueno Arts Park, kicking off the Electric Light Parade “Jingle Bell Rock.” For more information, visit creativecarlsbad.org or call Carlsbad MainStreet at 575-628-3768.
4D Barrel Race
The Mounted Patrol of Roosevelt County is hosting 4D Barrel Race, 506 E. Spruce Street. The race starts at 2 p.m. The books open at 9 a.m. For more information, call 575-631-6291 or visit its Facebook page.
The Winter Wonderland Christmas Auction will Benefit Chaves County Casa. It takes place at the First American Bank, 111 E. Fifth St. at 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information, visit casakids.org or call 575-625-0112.
The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th anniversary
The event is open to all who are downtown for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Palace Ave,.vents and activities in and around the museum will include historical reenactors as famous New Mexico artists, a photo booth, birthday cake, art-making activities for visitors of all ages, live music, small theatrical performances, curator conversations, the Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum to mention a few. The debut of three new exhibitions at the museum, demonstrating the past and future of New Mexican art, takes place, as showing the special place that photography holds in New Mexico’s art scene.
Sleeping Beauty Christmas
The Artesia Arts Council presents Sleeping Beauty Christmas with singalong songs for everyone at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Olde Fashioned Christmas
Alamogordo MainStreet hosts the annual Olde Fashioned Christmas on New York Avenue. There will be choirs, local dancers, a live Nativity, a horse drawn trolley and Santa’s village. Bring out your Christmas sweater for the first ugly Christmas sweater contest. There will be also a Little Miss and Mister Christmas pageant. For more information, visit alamogordomainstreet.org or call 575-446-3612.
Winter Wine Festival
The annual Winter Wine Festival is held at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave. Eight wineries are participating this year. Doors open from noon to 6 p.m. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. For more information, visit carlsbadwinterwine.com.
Christmas tree lighting and parade
The Christmas tree lighting takes place at dusk. The Twinkle Light Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. There will be a bonfire, hot chocolate and cookies. Santa will be available to take pictures with the children in the back room of the Burro Street Bakery. The Cloudcroft High School Choir will sing. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com.
Celebration of Country Music
The Josh Abbott Band with special guests Justin Kemp Band and The Chet Johnson Band are performing at the Lea County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., at 8 p.m. For more information, visit leacounty.net.
“Shoes for the Santo Niño”
The Santa Fe Opera presents the return of “Shoes for the Santo Niño,” an opera for all ages originally commissioned in 2011. Based off the children’s story by New Mexico native Peggy Pond Church, the opera tells the story of Julianita, the youngest of 11 children, who slips out of her home one evening to take a pair of practical shoes she has made to the Santo Niño. Upon entering the church, Santo Niño and other saints come to life, whisking Julianita off into an evening of mystery and miracles. Performances will take place at the Journal Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit santafeopera.org or call the Santa Fe Opera box office at 1-800-280-4654 or 505-986-5900.
Ruidoso / Mescalero
Wait For What?! in concert
The music duo T David Wiggins and Elane Wiggins are known as Wait for What?! They are going to perform on Friday in the 1852 Treaty Room at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page of Wait for What?!
“Night of the Father’s Love”
The Christmas cantata by Pepper Choplin is performed by the Corona and Carrizozo Community Choirs at the Corona Presbyterian Church, 670 Franklin St., at 3 p.m. “Night of the Father’s Love” provides heart-warming music and an inspirational narration with rich melodies and harmonies. The score focuses on the birth of Christ, weaving a variety of large choral works and one vocal solo amid the narration of the timeless Christmas story. Accompanists include Cheryl Smith of Carrizozo, Becky Koll and Bill Hignight of Corona. The concert is free of charge. For more information, contact Scott Shafer at 575-648-2142 or Sherrill Bradford at 575-849-1633.
White Mountain Christmas
Join the Flying J Wranglers for their show White Mountain Christmas at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Children’s Christmas Tree-Trimming Party
Children and their family are invited to make take-home ornaments, and help decorate the children’s tree while enjoying holiday music and treats. This event is come-and-go and takes place at the Carlsbad Public Library, 101 S. Halagueno St. For more information, visit cityofcarlsbadnm.com/library.cfm or call 575-885-6776.
Christmas traditions from around the world
The annual Christmas traditions from around the world event features performances by Mariachi Nuevo Sonido, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause holiday food and beverages from around the world, more than 40 decorated Christmas trees, carolers and a North Pole village. The event takes place at the Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy., from 6 to 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits Phi Theta Kappa’s Lea County Foster Children’s holiday party. For more information, call 575-492-2678.
Electric Light Parade
Lovington celebrates this year its 30th annual Electric Light Parade. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. downtown. For details, visit lovingtonchamber.org or call 575-396-5311.
The Dali Ballet Company presents its 12th annual production of The Nutcracker at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Drive Performances are on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.