Have yourself a busy little Christmas
Though Christmas comes but once a year, the lead-up to it is intense. A particularly magical flavor inhabits Northern New Mexico during the month of December. The snowcapped mountains and lines of glowing farolitos do their part, but our region also goes into high gear for cultural events this month. As it does every year, Pasatiempo lays out the options for filling your calendar with holiday happenings. Whether your taste runs to concerts, theater pieces, readings, outdoor adventures, or civic traditions, you’ll find that Santa Fe and its surroundings have plenty on offer to keep your spirits merry and bright.
« EVENTS LISTED ON PAGES 29-39 » More than four centuries of Christmas traditions have unfolded at the Palace of the Governors in the heart of Santa Fe. The Palace (and the New Mexico History Museum, to which it is attached) closes briefly at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, so the staff can transform it to open its doors again from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Hot cider and cookies, seasonal music, and family-oriented activities (including an opportunity to operate an old-fashioned printing press) are all on the docket, as is a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. This is a free event, but if kindness inspires you to bring along a nonperishable food donation, it will make its way to an appreciative recipient. Enter at 105 W. Palace Ave. More information at nmhistorymuseum.org/calendar.