SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO EVENTS

What’s going on in DECEMBER?

40 Days and 40 Nights

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Silver City/Grant County

Holiday Craft Fair — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at CYO Hall, 207 W. Market St. in silver City, around the corner on Arizona St. Food and refreshment available at licensed kitchen. Info: 575-388-2313.

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Lighted Christmas Parade — 7 p.m. along Silver City’s Bullard Street. Info: 575-534-1700.

Live Music: Corina Rose— 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. Cost: $4. Info: 575-744-9137.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Western Frontier Gun Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road. Cost: $6. Info: 575-430-8681.

Cloudcroft Christmas Market — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cloudcroft High School Commons. Info: 575-682-2733.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Live music: Sneak Preview — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

 Paquita la del Barrio— 8-10 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, in Mescalero. Francisca Viveros Barradas is an acclaimed Mexican ranchera singer, songwriter and actress. Info: www.innofthemountaingods.com.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: Willie Green Project— 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. at ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University, Las Cruces. Info: 575-646-5122.

Live music: Adrian Bautista — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Western Frontier Gun Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road. Cost: $6. Info: 575-430-8681.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Silver City/Grant County

Babytime Sing & Play — 10 a.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Stories, songs and rhymes for infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Info: 575-538-3672.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Silver City/Grant County

Minecraft Club — 4-5 p.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Children 6-12 are invite to play and explore collaboratively with Minecraft in a social setting. Info: 575-538-3672.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Trivia at Rocket City — 6-7:30 p.m. at Rocket City Family Fun Center event room, 3751 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-6120.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Silver City/Grant County

Wild horse and burro photography and more — 7 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Meeting House on Swan Street. Photographer Laurie Ford presents with the Silver City Photo Club. Info: gmfayhee@gmail.com.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

The Beautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles — 2 p.m. at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces. Cost: Free. Info: 575-528-4005.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

Silver City/Grant County

Women in the Arts Exhibit Opening: Anne Parker Quilts — 4:30-6 p.m., WNMU’s McCray Gallery, 101, 237 W. Rhonda Road, Silver City. Info: 575-538-5555.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

Sierra Twirlers: Square Dancing — 5:30-8 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences.  Mainstream dancing, no partner needed. Cost: $3. Info: 575-313-9971.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Jolly Gingerbread Challenge and Lightshow — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3501 Arrowhead Drive, Las Cruces. Features a gingerbread house decorating competition, pictures with Santa, festive food and drink and a holiday lightshow. Cost: Free. Info: bcomnm.org/gingerbreadchallenge/,

“A Holiday Night in Spain” — 6-9 p.m. at the Armijo House, 150 E. Lohman, Las Cruces. Entertainment, cocktails, tapas, and silent and live auctions. This is a fundraiser for GLCCC Heritage Foundation. Info: 575-524-1968.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Silver City/Grant County

Jingle & Mingle — 6-8 p.m. at Light Hall Patio, 1000 W. College Ave., Silver City. Live music by the Brandon Perrault Duo, Silver High School Choir, Mariachi Plata, Silver chorale, children’s activities, seasonal treats, photo ops, ugly sweater contest, special guests from Whoville and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas by WNMU President Joe Shepard. Cost: Free. Info: 575-538-6273.

Jack Glatzer: Violinist — 6 p.m. at the Silver City Public Library. First in the Library Concert Series. Info: 575-538-3672.

“From the Guajira Peninsula to Otun Quimbaya: Birding the Columbian Andes” — 7 p.m. at WNMU, Harlan Hall, Room 219, corner of 12th and Alabama streets. Presented by Julain Lee and Lynn Haugen who spent 17 days in Columbia and saw 354 species. Info: swnmaudubon@gmail.com.

Quevaughn Bryant’s One Man’s Stand Comedy Show — 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House, 32 Main St., Pinos Altos. An opinionated style of comedy mixed with a heavy dose of old school common sense. Cost: $15. Info: 575-538-9911.

Live Music: Over Under— 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

2019 Holiday Bazaar — 4:30 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., Las Cruces. Shopping event with local craftsmen and vendors benefiting La Casa Inc. Info: 575-526-0100.

Festival of the Trees — 4-8 p.m. at Centennial High School Performing Arts Lab, 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. in Las Cruces. Info: 575-527-9330.

December Ramble and Baazar Night at Mas Art — 4-8 p.m. at Mas Art, 126 S. Main Street, Las Cruces. Info: 575-526-9113.

Paint Nite: Red Stiletto with a Bow — 6 p.m. at Boba Café, 1900 S. Espina St., Las Cruces. Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist. Cost: 35. Info: 575-647-5900.

“The Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. at ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University, Las Cruces. Info: 575-646-5122.

Live Art with Abstract Tiffany — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Launch Pad Lecture: “The Remarkable Life of George M. Low, the Ultimate Engineer” — 9 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo. Author Richard Jurek, space memorabilia and co-author of “Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program” offers the program. Cost: Free. Info: 575-437-2840.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Silver City/Grant County

Artisan Holiday Market — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grant County Conference Center on U.S. Highway 180 E. Info: lynnaemcconaha@gmail.com.

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Jazzed Up Holiday Concert featuring Second Line Survivors— 7-9 p.m. at WNMU Fine Arts Community Theater, 1100-1102 N. Kentucky St. Silver City. Music Specializing in the street beat grooves that made New Orleans music famous and laid the foundations for modern jazz styles. Cost: $15-$20. Info: 575-538-6273.

Live Music: Gila River Band — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills 2019 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore St. Hillsboro. Features the famous $49.99 art sale, drawings, food and vendors selling handmade holiday wares. Cost: Free. Info: awama123@gmail.com.

Monticello Holiday Store — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 388 Calle del Norte, Monticello. Handmade gifts, baked goods, artwork, health and beauty products, hand forged knives and more.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. Cost: $4. Info: 575-744-9137.

Socorro/Socorro County

Luminarias on the Plaza Art Stroll — 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Socorro’s historic plaza. Arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. Christmas tree lighting at 7, Santa Claus at the gazebo and hayrides. Info: socorronm.gov.

Holiday Electric Light Parade — 6 p.m. southbound California Street from Sedillo Park to the historic Plaza. Info: socorronm.gov.

Alamogordo/Otero County

In-depth discussion: “The Remarkable Life of NASA’s Visionary Leader George M. Low” — 2 p.m.. at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo. Author Richard Jurek, space memorabilia and co-author of “Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program” offers the program. Cost: Free. Info: 575-437-2840.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

2019 Holiday Bazaar — 9 a.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., Las Cruces. Shopping event with local craftsmen and vendors benefiting La Casa Inc. Info: 575-526-0100.

Show and Shine Toy Drive with the Las Cruces Cruising Council — set up at 10:30 a.m., cruise rolls out at 11:30 a.m. from the Old K-Mart parking lot at 1900 Bataan Memorial E. Finishes at Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 1020 N. Telshore Blvd. Info: 575-524-4713.

Festival of the Trees — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Centennial High School Performing Arts Lab, 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. in Las Cruces. Info: 575-527-9330.

Yule Market — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Indigo Mermaid, 4001 W. Picacho Ave. Las Cruces. Info: 575-339-7920.

A Dickens’ Tea and Fashion Show — 4-6 p.m. at the Dona Ana Arts Council Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla. Sherry White, a living history reenactor entertains with stories about the morals and manners of the 19th Century, includes scones, cucumber sandwiches and tea as well as examples of attire from the ante-bellum period to 1912. Cost: $15. Info: 575-523-6403.

“The Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. at ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University, Las Cruces. Info: 575-646-5122.

Live music: Over Under — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Classic Film Series: “Elf” — 8 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main St., Las Cruces. Cost: $5.  Info: 575-541-2290.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Clara’s Tea Party with the Dali Ballet Company — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tiver Crossing Ministries Event Center, 1950 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso. Info: 575-257-3753.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Silver City/Grant County

Artisan Holiday Market — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Grant County Conference Center on U.S. Highway 180 E. Info: lynnaemcconaha@gmail.com.

Live Music: Brothers Wayfare — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Second Sunday on the Animas Creek Trail — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. starting at 55 Animas Creek Road, Caballo. Art studios, farms, birding trails, a labyrinth and creek trails are all open. Cost: Free. Info: 575-743-0224.

Yuletide in Chloride — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Monte Christo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street, Chloride. Holiday charm of a ghost town, work by local artisans and a special holiday meal. Info: elltee@windstream.net.

Monticello Holiday Store — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 388 Calle del Norte, Monticello. Handmade gifts, baked goods, artwork, health and beauty products, hand forged knives and more.

Black Cat Poetry Reading — 1-2:15 p.m. at Black Cat Books & Coffee, 128 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-202-8642.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

2019 Holiday Bazaar — 10 a.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., Las Cruces. Shopping event with local craftsmen and vendors benefiting La Casa Inc. Info: 575-526-0100.

Mesilla Valley Chorale: Gifts Galore — 3-4:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main St., Las Cruces. Cost: $10.  Info: 575-541-2290.

Las Cruces Symphony at NMSU — 3-5 p.m. at Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe St., Las Cruces. 575-646-2067.

Live music: Sage Gentle Wing — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

Silver City/Grant County

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County — 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Church, 11600 U. S. Highway 180 E. This month features a social hour over lunch. Cost for lunch: $12. Info: 575-537-4643.

Babytime Sing & Play — 10 a.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Stories, songs and rhymes for infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Info: 575-538-3672.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Silver City/Grant County

Minecraft Club — 4-5 p.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Children 6-12 are invite to play and explore collaboratively with Minecraft in a social setting. Info: 575-538-3672.

Community Kirtan — 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lotus Center, 211 W. Broadway, Silver City. An evening of musical chanting and singing to the ancient melodies of classical India. No experience necessary. Cost: Donations appreciated. Info: 575-956-6647.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Trivia at Rocket City — 6-7:30 p.m. at Rocket City Family Fun Center event room, 3751 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-6120.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Mesilla Valley Chorale Holiday Concert — 3 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces. Directed by Nancy Ritchey, the program includes Lauridson’s “Magnum Mysterium,” “Fum, Fum, Fum,” featureing Gabriella Alvarez on flute, Sinatra’s “Mistletoe and Holly “and much more. Cost: $10. Info: 575-647-2560.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Yarn Emporium Work Session — 6-8 p.m. at The Yarn Emporium, 208 S. Gold Ave. in Deming. Knitting sessions every Wednesday. Info: 575-494-3759.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Silver City/Grant County

Victorian Christmas — 5-8 p.m. at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway St., Silver City. Decorations, costumed characters, activities and entertainment to transport guests to Christmas Past. Info: 575-538-5921.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Christmas to Remember — 7 p.m. at the New Mexico farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. When the main character has no one with whom to share their Christmas dinner, some surprising historical guests from New Mexico’s past show up to make it memorable. Cost: Free. Info: 575-522-4100.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers: Square Dancing — 5:30-8 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences.  Mainstream dancing, no partner needed. Cost: $3. Info: 575-313-9971.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Silver City/Grant County

Genealogy Workshop — 1:30-3 p.m. at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. Program with Sarah Clark, member of several lineage societies. Info: 575-574-8394.

Hi Low Silvers Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long — 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., Silver City. Directed by Nada Dates and accompanied by Rhonda Gorog on Piano, Bill Baldwin on bass violin and Melinda McClanahan. Cost: Free. Info: 575-388-8771.

Ugly Sweater Party and DJ Mischeivous— 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

The Land of the Sweets — 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-3810.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Old-Fashioned Christmas — 6-9 p.m. downtown Truth or Consequences. Info: director@torocmainstreet.org.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Local Color: Landscape and Architecture Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild — 2:30-4:30 p.m. reception at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Creative works from the Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild go on display. Info: 575-522-4100.

Christmas With Hami Crews Music 2019 — 7-9 p.m. at 100 N. Main Street, Las Cruces. Info: crewst1995@gmail.com.

Contra dance with Southern New Mexico Community Center — 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla. Lonnie Ludeman calling and the Muletones playing, A West Texas band. Cost: $6. Info: 575-522-1691.

Live music: Skivi — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Second Saturday Gallery Walk — 5-7 p.m. all over downtown Silver City. Info: 575-538-5555.

Live Music: Dale Stephenson — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Lady of the Mountain Run — 8 a.m. at the Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex, 3000 N. Florida Ave., Alamogordo. Includes half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 Miler Fun Run. Info: 575-439-4142.

Christmas Craft Show Vendor Blender — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Jude Church, 1404 College Ave. There will be more than20 craft and food vendors.

The Land of the Sweets — 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-3810.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Monticello Holiday Store — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 388 Calle del Norte, Monticello. Handmade gifts, baked goods, artwork, health and beauty products, hand forged knives and more.

Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk — 5-8 p.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Features 3,000 luminarias lining paths leading to community-sponsored campsites with posole, chile, cocoa, cookies and more. Info: 575-744-5923.

Second Saturday Art Hop — 6-9 p.m. downtown Truth or Consequences. Info: director@torcmainstreet.org.

Under Rusted Stars: TorC Local Portraits, an Art Opening with Jia Apple & Wendy Tremayne — 6-8 p.m. at the Tor C Brewing Company, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Participate in this art opening by guessing who’s who depicted in each painting. Info: 575-297-0289.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. Cost: $4. Info: 575-744-9137.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

10-10 Arts Hop Opening — 4-7 p.m. at the Dona Ana Arts Council Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla. Reception for the Border Artists Winter Exhibition. Cost: Free. Info: 575-523-6403.

Las Noches de Las Luminarias — 6-9 p.m. at the Fort Seldon Historic Site, Exit 19 off Interstate 25 at Radium Springs, follow the signs. Luminarias, make you own decorations as you enjoy holiday music, a campfire and a warm cup of cheer. Cost: $5 adult park admission. Info: 575-202-1638.

Paint Nite: Chris-Moose Lights — 7 p.m. at Boba Café, 1900 S. Espina St., Las Cruces. Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist. Cost: 35. Info: 575-647-5900.

Classic Film Series: “Miracle on 34th Street” — 8 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main St., Las Cruces. Cost: $5.  Info: 575-541-2290.

Drag Show — 9:30 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Silver City/Grant County

Brunch Music — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Hi Low Silvers Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long — 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., Silver City. Directed by Nada Dates and accompanied by Rhonda Gorog on Piano, Bill Baldwin on bass violin and Melinda McClanahan. Cost: Free. Info: 575-388-8771.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Monticello Holiday Store — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 388 Calle del Norte, Monticello. Handmade gifts, baked goods, artwork, health and beauty products, hand forged knives and more.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor — 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the J. Paul Tayler home, 2346 Calle Principal. Cost: $5 adult park admission. Info: 575-202-1638.

Live music: Dan Martin — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

Silver City/Grant County

Babytime, Sing & Play — 10 a.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Stories, songs and rhymes for infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Info: 575-538-3672.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

Silver City/Grant County

Minecraft Club — 4-5 p.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Children 6-12 are invited to play and explore collaboratively with Minecraft in a social setting. Info: 575-538-3672.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Trivia at Rocket City — 6-7:30 p.m. at Rocket City Family Fun Center event room, 3751 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-6120.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Yarn Emporium Work Session — 6-8 p.m. at The Yarn Emporium, 208 S. Gold Ave. in Deming. Knitting sessions every Wednesday. Info: 575-494-3759.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers: Square Dancing — 5:30-8 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences.  Mainstream dancing, no partner needed. Cost: $3. Info: 575-313-9971.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Nutcracker — 7 p.m. at the NMSU Theatre Arts/American Southwest Theatre Company, 1000 E. University Ave. Las Cruces. Hosted by the Las Cruces School of Dance and Music. Info: 575-525-5670.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Silver City/Grant County

Dances of Universal Peace — 7 p.m. at the First Church of Harmony “White Church,” 609 N. Arizona St., Silver City. Meditative and joyous circle dances with sacred phrases, chants, movements and music from the world’s wisdom traditions. Info: 575-538-5555.

Live Music: Illusion Band — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Nutcracker — 7 p.m. at the NMSU Theatre Arts/American Southwest Theatre Company, 1000 E. University Ave. Las Cruces. Hosted by the Las Cruces School of Dance and Music. Info: 575-525-5670.

Live music: Tiffany Christopher Duo — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Yuletide Holiday Card Writing & Exchange — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Javalina Coffeehouse, 117 W. Market St., Silver City. Javalina helps keep folks in touch with loved ones by providing cards and stamps at no cost. Info: 575-388-1350.

Live Music: Cast No Stones — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. Cost: $4. Info: 575-744-9137.

 

Socorro/Socorro County

Toby Jaramillo’s 50th Annual Food Drive — 8 a.m. at Finley Gym, 202 McCutcheon Ave., Socorro. Christmas food baskets will be handed out. Info: socorronm.gov.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Winterfest on the Plaza — 5 p.m. at Plaza de Las Cruces on N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Holiday Family Fun — 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main St., Las Cruces. Performed by Andy Mason and a live audience. Cost: free.  Info: 575-541-2290.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

“The Nutcracker” with Dali Ballet Company — 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Spencer Theatre in Alto Cost: $35. Info: 575-257-3753.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: Sissy Brown — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

“The Nutcracker” with Dali Ballet Company — 2 p.m. at the Spencer Theatre in Alto Cost: $35. Info: 575-257-3753.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live music: Jason Chaffee — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

Silver City/Grant County

Babytime Sing & Play — 10 a.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Stories, songs and rhymes for infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Info: 575-538-3672.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25

Merry Christmas!!!!

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers: Square Dancing — 5:30-8 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences.  Mainstream dancing, no partner needed. Cost: $3. Info: 575-313-9971.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

Silver City/Grant County

The Oversouls Trio— 6-9 p.m. at Diane’s Parlor, 510 N. Bullard St., Silver City. Cost: Free. Info: 575-538-8722.

Live Music — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live music: Monochrome Jazz — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28

Silver City/Grant and Catron Counties

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. Cost: $4. Info: 575-744-9137.

Dada Ball: An Evening of Masquerade & Mayhem — 7-11:30 p.m. at the Truth or Consequences Civic Center/Ralph Edwards Auditorium, 400 W. Fourth St. T or C. Dress up for a spectacular night of live music, aerial, full stage show, DJ and dancing. Cost: $15-$25. Info: 917-204-7566.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Into the Vault: The Role of New Mexico in Early Space Exploration — 9-10 a.m. with the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Info: 575-437-2840.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Live music: Nocole Osborn wigh Chris Baker — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live music: Jamie Sol — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30

Silver City/Grant County

Babytime Sing & Play — 10 a.m. at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., Silver City. Stories, songs and rhymes for infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Info: 575-538-3672.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

Silver City/Grant County

New Year’s Party: Con Sal y Limon and DJ Mischevious — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

Silver City/Grant County

Hangoer Feast — at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

 

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers: Square Dancing — 5:30-8 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences.  Mainstream dancing, no partner needed. Cost: $3. Info: 575-313-9971.