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Christmas on the Pecos begins today in Carlsbad


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Starting Nov. 29

Christmas on the Pecos

Kick-off for Christmas on the Pecos is at 5:30 p.m.

The daily boat tours take passengers through the holiday light displays along the Pecos River. Last day to participate is Dec. 31.

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For more information, call Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at 575-887-6516 or visit christmasonthepecos.com.


Nov. 29 and 30

Christmas Market

The annual Cloudcroft Christmas Market takes place in the Cloudcroft High School gym, 10 Swallow Place, on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Various vendors will be attending with unique handcrafted items.

For more information, call the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at 575-682-2733.


Nov. 30

Night of Lights festival

This year’s theme is A Nutcracker Jubilee.

The Night of Lights is a festival for all ages and takes place at Halagueno Arts Park at 3 p.m., before Carlsbad MainStreet’s Electric Light Parade. There will be live performances by Holly Tucker, the Early College High School Singers, Accidental Harmony, Cheryl’s School of Dance and DJ G Money with Da Crew.

There will also be food trucks, vendors, children’s crafts and United Way will be hosting a Santa Fun Run.


Nov. 30

Lighting of the Depot and Christmas Tree

Kicking off the holiday season in Tucumcari is the Lighting of the Depot and Community Christmas Tree on Saturday, which sets the scene for upcoming holiday events.

For a dose of nostalgia and festive fun for the entire family, there will be Rawhide carriage rides on Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tucumcari Train Depot.

For more information, visit visittucumcarinm.com.


Dec. 1

Christmas tree lighting

The Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, presents its Christmas tree lighting from 1 to 6 p.m.

This is a free family-friendly event and includes photos with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa, free screening of the movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and carolers.

For more information, visit innofthemountaingods.com.


Dec. 3

White Mountain Christmas

The Flying J Wranglers present White Mountain Christmas concert at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.


Dec. 4

Christmas tree party

The Carlsbad Public Library, 101 S. Halagueno St., invites the public to its Christmas Tree trimming and crafting party from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Participants will enjoy snacks, create holiday crafts to use at home and help trim the library tree. There will be snacks.

For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-885-6776.


Dec. 5

Light Up Artesia Parade

This year Artesia’s parade theme is “Santa Takes a Holiday.” Santa will be escorted downtown from the Bulldog Bowl, heading East on Main Street, during the Light Up Artesia Parade.

Applications are now available at artesiamainstreet.com.

There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place floats.

For more information, call 575-746-1117.


Dec. 6

Meal & Groceries

The Hagerman JOY Center, 503 E. Argyle St., invites the community to its community event Meal & Groceries from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the free event.

For more information, call 575-623-4866.


Dec. 6 and 7

Polar Express Party

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1 Thunderbird Circle, invites the public to a Polar Express Party on both days at 7 p.m.

Wear your pajamas, get free hot chocolate and cookies while watching the film “Polar Express.” While the event is free of charge, a ticket is mandatory and available at the museum.

For more information, call 575-492-2678.


Dec. 6 to 8

Spirit of the Season

The Lovington Chamber of Commerce presents Spirit of the Season Marketplace & Festival at the Lea County Fairground.

The highlight will be the Electric Light Parade, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. There will be entertainment, Santaland and festivities for the entire family.

For more information, follow them on Facebook or call  575-396-5611.


Dec. 7

Ride for Bikes Christmas bike build

Ride for Bikes’ Miles of Smiles Christmas Bike Project is hosting its 2019 bicycle build at the Artesia Activity Center, 612 N. Eighth St., at 9 a.m. More than 600 bicycles will be given to children within Southeast New Mexico. Every kindergartener in the public schools of Artesia, Lovington, Hope and Tatum will receive a brand new 20-inch bike.

For more information, visit rideforbikes.com.


Dec. 7

Winter Wine Festival

The Winter Wine Festival takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave. There will be wine tasting and holiday arts and crafts. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. Photo identification is required.

For more information, visit carlsbadwinterwine.com.


Dec. 7

2019 Annual Cloudcroft Tree Lighting and Parade

The parade starts at 5 p.m. Santa will arrive after the parade and the Christmas tree lighting follows the parade on Burro Street. Entertainment will be provided by the Cloudcroft band and choir.

For more information, call the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at 575-682-2733.


Dec. 7

Luminaria de Abo

Luminaria de Abo takes place in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Abo is located 9 miles west of Mountainair. The contours of the Abo mission will be illuminated with more than 1,000 luminarias. The event is free of charge and begins with a Roman Catholic Mass in the Abo from 4 to 5 p.m. A Posada reenactment will begin after the Mass. There will be live music, posada pinatas and refreshments.

For more information, visit newmexico.org or call the park at 505-847-2585.


Dec. 8

Christmas movie

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1 Thunderbird Circle, invites the public to a  showing of the classic Christmas movie, “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

The event is free of charge and there will be popcorn and refreshments.

For more information, call 575-492-2678.


Dec. 8

A Jazzy Christmas

A Jazzy Christmas free concert takes place at the New Mexico Junior College, Watson Hall, 1 Thunderbird Circle, at 2 p.m. The concert is performed by NMJC Community Band who will play favorite jazz Christmas tunes. For more information, call 575-492-2781.


Dec. 10

Holidays Around the World

Jessica Fichot presents her Holiday Around the World concert at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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