Holidays in Taos

Holiday Events, Specials and Happenings in Taos


Santa Paws at the John Dunn Shops

Traveling with your pet? Santa Paws will be in town to find out what your pet wants for Christmas and will pose for photos. The event benefits the St. James Pet Food Pantry and will also feature adoptable pets. 
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Pets are welcome at Palacio de Marquesa and El Monte Sagrado. Several Heritage Hotels & Resorts properties offer special pet-friendly packages. Please visit Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. for more information.

Bonfires on Bent Street

Farolitos and luminarias, food and music and shopping and Santa make this holiday stroll a great event.
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Taos Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting

The Plaza becomes a winter wonderland during this evening of entertainment, food and fun! Santa and Mrs. Claus (and even the Grinch) will be on hand to celebrate during this event in New Mexico.
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Lighting Ledoux

Historic Ledoux Street glows with light from farolitos, bonfires and luminarias during this holiday celebration. Shops, galleries and museums are open and offer visitors holiday treats.
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Annual Brew Master’s Festival

This festival at Taos Ski Valley features locally brewed beer as well as food and fun.
More information: Taos Ski Valley, 575-776-2291

Several torchlight parades and processions will take place on Christmas Eve.

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Christmas Eve Procession at Taos Pueblo, 575-758-1028
Christmas Eve Fireworks and Torchlight at Red River, 575-754-3030
Christmas Eve Parade and Fireworks at Algen Fire Resort, 575-377-6401

Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachines Dance

Christmas Day dances at Taos Pueblo begin at 2 p.m. No cameras or cellphones are allowed.
More information: Taos Pueblo, 575-758-1028

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