THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT - The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs. The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum
BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER - Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning. More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season. Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum
SIMULCAST HORSE RACING - SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round. SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Holiday entertainment presented by Presbyterian Medical Services. Come enjoy special events including Teddy Bear Tea, Storytelling, Fashions at the Festival luncheon, family night and much more at the Farmington Civic Center. Explore a winter wonderland amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees.
FARMINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE
This annual lighted Christmas parade starts at 5:45 p.m. Parade route runs through Historic Downtown Farmington along Main Street. For parade applications and theme, call the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.
Luminarias light up the river’s bank and the evening sky. Celebrate the holiday season with a stroll along the river’s edge with carolers and bell choirs as well as hot chocolate and food at Berg Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SALMON RUINS HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Salmon Ruins brings together artisans from throughout the Four Corners to display and sell their wares at McGee Park off Hwy. 64, between Farmington and Bloomfield, NM.
SAN JUAN COLLEGE LUMINARIAS
Display illuminates the campus of San Juan College with thousands of candlelit bags. This is the largest luminaria display of a non-profit entity in New Mexico. San Juan College is located at 4601 College Blvd., Farmington.
BLOOMFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE
Bloomfield, N.M. hosts the 7th annual lighted Christmas parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. Route starts at the Bloomfield High School.
Information: 505-632-0880 OR www.bloomfieldchamber.info
HOLIDAY ART WALK
Come walk through Historic Downtown Farmington, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and celebrates the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. The Art Walk is coordinated by the Farmington Downtown Association and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.
ANNUAL AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The Riverside Nature Center takes part in this nationwide project which has been carried out for over 100 years. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., come spend part or all of the day counting all the birds, common and rare, in their wintering grounds throughout the Farmington area.
CHACO CANYON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Join volunteers from the Four Corners Bird Club and the Riverside Nature Center in making winter census of the birds at Chaco Culture National Historic Park. Participants should be experienced birders and able to hike in back country areas in winter weather.
BLOOMFIELD SANTA IN THE PARK
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salmon Park in Bloomfield, N.M. visit with Santa Claus and receive a free picture with Santa and his elves. Refreshments to take the chill off and luminaria to light the way round out this holiday event.
Join us for a little holiday cheer and participate in the 5K Reindeer Romp or the 2 mile North Pole Stroll! Held at Orchard Plaza in Historic Downtown Farmington from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., This is a family friendly event with children's winter carnival games, live holiday music, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, holiday cookies, and a chance to see Santa!
The Farmington Public Library has hosted the annual Winter Solstice Celebration for the Four Corners area since 2003, making use of the library’s architectural features, which include solstice markers that were carefully calibrated and carved into the sandstone floor.
Information: 505-599-1270 or www.infoway.org
LIVE NAVAJO NATIVITY
This annual live nativity uses traditional Navajo clothing and live animals. The Nativity scene is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children, at 2103 W. Main St., in Farmington, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Information: 505-325-0255, 888-325-0255 or www.navajoministries.org