With winter comes the joy and adventure of skiing and boarding; fragrant wisps of cedar and piñon smoke snaking from chimneys; deep red from ristras peeking out from under a blanket of fresh snow; steaming bowls of posole and sweet biscochitos; farolito-lit walkways; and historic folk dramas reminding us of the meaning of the season.

When people are asked the age-old question, “What do you want for Christmas?” many respond with a material item or two, or money. Some, in honesty, say “good health,” …

Had your fill of "A Christmas Story" this season? Maybe the kids are even done with "Frosty the Snowman" and "Elf" for another year. If so, then you're in luck as — in true Hollywood form …

Taking action to benefit those less fortunate is a year-round need across town, the country and around the world. The holiday season, however, tends to enhance the plight of others often causing a …

From an epic train ride to ornament making, Taos has a number of festive activities to have some Christmas fun with your children and relive holiday magic through your child’s eyes. Here is …

Taos is art, and that includes music and performance. Taos is also about tradition. Put all of that together and you get holiday- and inspirationally themed events unlike any …

Taoseños are known for getting people to gather for events and causes, and in no other time of year is that more true than during the winter holidays. No matter what is going on in the outside …

From Dec. 16 through 24, Las Posadas is performed over the nine consecutive nights before Christmas. Las Posadas are held in different churches and parishes around Taos as well as select private homes.

The longtime local favorite Christmas play “Los Pastores,” which revolves around the shepherds’ journey to Bethlehem in search of the baby Jesus, delivers on good will...

In the past, during my parents' early years,  people celebrated Christmas in a very different way than we do today. It was a time for worship, people getting ready for the coming of the Messiah, Christ our King.

Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado have always had a steady stream of folk scholars across the ages. These scholars have acted as beacons and cultural consciences for the settlers in this …

There are many ways to let in the spirit of Christmas. Perhaps one of the best ways is to perform in or watch a Christmas play in person.

A reunion of friends, a mysticism of spirit, a celebration of warmth and light — these are the elements that make Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo a sacred and memorable holiday event.

 
 
 
 
 
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