Since Nov. 22
The Winter Park is open. Riders can take advantage of their three state-of-the-art Magic Carpet Lifts before enjoying a thrilling tube ride down the hill. Their tubing area has more lift capacity than any tubing facility in the Rockies. They have one of the largest snowmaking systems dedicated to tubing, which means they are open even when there is no snow on the ground elsewhere in the area. For more information, visit ruidosowinterpark.com.
Dec. 29 to 31
New Year Celebration Chili Cook-Off
South Eastern New Mexico Chili Society will be hosting its New Year Celebration Chili Cook-Off at the Loyal Order of the Moose, 2920 W. Marland Blvd., on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and on Monday at 6 p.m. Judges are still needed. There is plenty of dry camping with some RV hook-ups on a first-come-first-serve basis. Cooking can take place inside if the weather is to cold. For more information, contact Jennifer Sherfield at 575-441-0535 or Brandy Reid at 575-290-4835.
New Year’s Eve Dance
The New Year’s Eve Dance Party takes place at Otero County Fairgrounds Hall, 401 Fairgrounds Road, 88310. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music by Xplosion. There will be free party favors and menudo and posole after midnight. For more information or tickets, call Raymond Trujillo at 575-214-4924 or Erica Pineda at 915-288-7120. Tickets will be also available at the door.
Join the band Gleewood for its New Year’s Eve show at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, 26225 U.S. Highway 70. Doors open at 8 p.m. No cover charge. For more information, visit gleewoodmusic.com or its social media pages.
Free movie and craft
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents at 1 p.m. the free showing of “The House With A Clock In The Wall,” which includes a craft project. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents all day movies, starting at 10 a.m. with “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory,” “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “UP.” All showings are free of charge. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Albuquerque’s only Jewish food festival NOSHfest invites everybody for nonstop noshing and shmoozing at Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Best-selling author of “Sweet Noshings: Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts,” chef and blogger, Amy Kritzer is the featured guest and celebrity judge for Challah bake-off. There will be live music and Israeli dancing, raffle prizes and lots of food. The event is organized by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque. For more information, visit abqnoshfest.com, jccabq.org or call 505-348-4518.
The Hillbilly Scientists
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents The HillBilly Scientists at 7 p.m. It’s science — done in a silly, simple setting. Children and adults alike can learn and laugh at the same time. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.