It’s naughty and nice time at the Palace

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

This week­end, Christ­mas at the Palace rings in its 26th year, pre­serv­ing a tra­di­tion of hol­i­day mu­sic, food, and mer­ri­ment in tan­dem with the on­go­ing cel­e­bra­tion of Santa Fe’s mu­nic­i­pal an­niver­sary. The event, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs un­til 8 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 10, serves hot cider and biz­co­chi­tos to lure you to­ward the farolito-lit court­yard en­trance at the Palace of the Gov­er­nors (105 W. Palace Ave.). Once you’ve warmed up a spell, you and the kids can have a chat with Santa Claus about the se­man­tic par­tic­u­lars of “naughty” and “nice.”

At 5:30 p.m. in­doors, near the Palace en­trance, the Santa Fe Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion presents mu­si­cians per­form­ing works by Bach and Gounod. At 5:30 p.m. out­side, Coro de Agua Fría sings tra­di­tional carols in Span­ish. Next to the Palace court­yard in the New Mex­ico His­tory Mu­seum — in the space oc­cu­pied by the Santa Fe Found: Frag­ments of Time ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­hibit — youth vi­o­lists and vi­o­lin­ists from the Santa Fe Tal­ent Ed­u­ca­tion Suzuki Mu­sic Cen­ter per­form clas­si­cal mu­sic and hol­i­day fa­vorites from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. From 6:40 to 7:30 p.m. in­side the Palace of the Gov­er­nors, The Eclec­tics sing a com­bi­na­tion of me­dieval and new carols. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously, the Schola Can­to­rum sa­cred-mu­sic en­sem­ble per­forms in the Santa Fe Found ex­hibit space.

At 5:30 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 12, the Las Posadas pro­ces­sion be­gins on the Plaza and ends in the Palace court­yard with re­fresh­ments and mu­sic. These fam­ily-friendly events are free and open to the pub­lic. Visit www.nmhis­to­ry­mu­seum.org/cal­en­dar.php for more in­for­ma­tion.

Christ­mas dis­play, Man­der­field Par­lor, Palace of the Gov­er­nors, 1967; cour­tesy Palace of the Gov­er­nors (NMHM/DCA), Neg­a­tive No. 49764; be­low, Christ­mas mu­rals on the Palace of the Gov­er­nors, circa 19601970; cour­tesy Palace of the Gov­er­nors (NMHM/DCA), Neg­a­tive No. 49783

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