Join birders and the RNC staff for bird watching Tuesdays from 8:00am to 10:00am. Meet at the Riverside Nature Center and take a leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles in Animas and Berg Parks.  Over 100 species of birds have been noted in the parks, both common and rare.   
Information:  505-599-1422 or

Brown Bag Birding
Bring your lunch to the Riverside Nature Center Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00pm and watch the birds and wildlife from the observation room. The observation room at the RNC is the perfect place to observe local wildlife and both common and rare species of birds. 
Information:  505-599-1422 or

December 2 – 5
Festival of Trees
Explore a winter wonderland amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees at the annual Festival of Trees. Enjoy special events including Teddy Bear Tea, Storytelling, Family Night and more at the Farmington Civic Center. This event is organized by Presbyterian Medical Services.
Information: 505-599-1148

December 3
Christmas Parade
Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Christmas parade! Farmington’s annual lighted Christmas parade begins at 5:45pm and runs through Historic Downtown Farmington along Main Street. Bring the family Downtown and watch holiday floats, bands and of course Santa!
Information:  505-325-0279

December 4
Enjoy an unforgettable evening along the Animas River! Take in the beauty of hundreds of luminarias as they line the trails along the Animas River.  As you explore the trails you will discover carolers, musical performances, bonfires, a live nativity and of course Santa! This annual Farmington event takes place along the trails of Berg Park, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and is organized by the River Reach Foundation.
Information:  505-716-4405

December 5
Take part in a New Mexico tradition and walk or drive through this impressive display of thousands of luminarias as they illuminate the campus of San Juan College. This is the largest luminaria display of a non-profit in New Mexico. Display open 6:00pm to midnight.
Information:  505-566-3403

December 12
Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale
Don’t miss this arts and crafts sale presented at the Farmington Indian Center, 100 W. Elm.  The sale is open to all vendors and buyers alike.  This is a great opportunity to wrap up holiday shopping or in most cases, get started. 
Information:  505-327-6296 or

December 12
Jingle Bell Jamboree
Families can celebrate and prepare for the upcoming holidays from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Farmington Recreation Center. Visit Santa, create festive holiday crafts, play games, and enjoy a snack!  Suggested donation of $2 which will be contributed to a local charity, or bring 2 canned food items.  
Information:  505-599-1184 or

December 19
Reindeer Romp 5k & North Pole Stroll
Join Farmington for a little holiday cheer and participate in the Reindeer Romp 5K or the 2 mile North Pole Stroll! Festivities will take place at Orchard Plaza in Historic Downtown Farmington from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. This is a family friendly event with children's winter carnival games, live holiday music, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, holiday cookies, and Santa. Register in advance!
Information:  505-599-1184 or

December 19
Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Join birders at the Riverside Nature Center and take part in this nationwide project! From 8:00am to 2:00pm volunteers are needed to count birds in their wintering grounds here in the Farmington area.  This project has taken place for over 100 years and aids in scientific research.
Information:  505-599-1422 or

December 23
Live Navajo Nativity
This annual live nativity uses traditional Navajo clothing and live animals and is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children, 2103 W. Main Street, in Farmington, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Canned food items will also be collected.
Information:  505-325-0255, 888-325-0255 or

December 26
Chaco Canyon Christmas Bird Count
Join volunteers from the Four Corners Bird Club and the Riverside Nature Center in taking a winter census of the birds at Chaco Canyon National Monument.  Participants should be experienced birders and able to hike in backcountry areas in winter weather. 
Information:  505-599-1422 or