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
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 leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org
SETTLEMENT TO CITY
The Farmington Museum invites you to view an expansive display of historic and contemporary photography. Farmington has changed dramatically over the years. Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today. This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.Information: 505-599-1174
DECEMBER 4 - 7
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Holiday celebration at the Farmington Civic Center. Enjoy Special Events or visit just to walk amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees! Tree purchase December 4th, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Special event tickets should be purchased in advance as seating is limited.
Hours open to public
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - December 4
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - December 5
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. - December 6
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - December 7
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.
BIG BAND JAZZ CONCERT
Don't miss this spectacular concert! Performance begins at 7 p.m., San Juan College Performance Hall. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students.
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.
Information: 505-326-7602 or 1-800-448-1240
BAR D WRANGLERS CHRISTMAS JUBILEE
The Bar D Wranglers perform a family friendly Christmas performance not to be missed! 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington.
Information: 505-599-1148, 877-599-3331
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.
HOLIDAY FAMILY CRAFT WORKSHOP
The Holidays are coming! Bring yourself or your whole family to the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd., and spend the morning from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. creating fun and simple Christmas holiday cards, decorations, and gifts! Refreshments will be served and special door prizes will be given. Register no later than Thursday, December 5th, cost is $5.
DECEMBER 9 – JANUARY 2, 2014
BLOOMFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE AND CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
Bloomfield hosts annual lighted Christmas parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. Route starts at the Bloomfield High School.The official lighting of the celebration of Lights displays follows the parade and will remain at Salmon park through the Holidays.
THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Treat your family to this seasonal family favorite from the Moscow Ballet. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., at the Farmington Civic Center. Call for ticket and performance information.
Information: 505-599-1148, 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter
Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington. All seats $30.00. Information: 505-599-1148
CROWNPOINT RUG AUCTION
300 to 400 hand woven Navajo rugs are auctioned off each month at the Crownpoint Elementary School, 72 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 371. Native American art and craft vendors also onsite. Auction sponsored by Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association, rug viewing 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and auction at 7 p.m.
Information: 505-785-7386, 505-610-6797 and Christinae2011@Live.com
“The Star of Bethlehem” will be shown at 6:30p.m. and again at 7:30p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30p.m. The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information: 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/Planetarium/index.htm
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.
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONCERT BAND
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Little Theatre for this amazing performance. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information: 505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette
AZTEC CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Come enjoy a fun family Christmas celebration in Aztec! Festivities include live music, carnival games a parade and more! Call the Aztec Visitor Center for details.
Christmas Carnival at Aztec Boys & Girls Club - 3:30pm to 5pm
Aztec Christmas Light Parade on Main Avenue - 6pm to 6:30pm
X-Mas Fest at the Aztec Public Library - 6pm to 8pm
San Juan College East Fest - 7pm to 7:45pm
ANNUAL AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD
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.
MCKINLEY CRAFT FAIR
McKinley Elementary School PTO is hosting a craft fair from 9am to 2pm come join us for holiday gifts,
baked goods and a raffle.
Visit the Farmington Recreation Center and celebrate the holidays. Visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas! We will have a special holiday craft you can make, games you can play and wonderful holiday goodies to eat.
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.
EVENING OF LIGHTS AT AZTEC RUINS
The evening begins with an observation of the winter solstice sunset 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Following sunset there will be an Archaeoastronomy talk in the Aztec Ruins National Park Visitor Center and 2,000 luminarias lighting the historic Visitor Center district. The Friends of Aztec Ruins will serve cookies and hot cocoa. Join us to take part in a beautiful New Mexico tradition!
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Come mark the Winter Solstice at the Farmington Public Library and enjoy a “natural light” event at 12 Noon along with activities that brighten up the winter.
Information: 505-599-1270 or www.infoway.org
REINDER ROMP AND NORTH POLE STROLL
Join the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department and the Downtown Association for a little holiday cheer and a 5K Reindeer Romp and 2 mile North Pole Stroll. Registration $15 which includes a shirt! There will be children activities, winter carnival games, live holiday music, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, holiday cookies and a chance to see Santa! Register today!
Information: 505- 599-1184
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
NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
Celebrate the New year at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington. Call for more information on
this fun event.Information: 505-599-1148