Stories from this issue
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 …
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,” …
Test your Santa knowledge in this fun 10-question quiz!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Once the riflemen signal the birth of Christ, they part the crowd to allow passage for the procession featuring a statue of the Virgin Mary hoisted high upon a dais.
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...
This 17th annual inspirational gathering of many faiths takes place at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago, Taos on Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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.
The common history of the biscochito begins in Spain, where they are apply known as mantecados — manteca means lard. Conquistadors brought the treat with them in the 16th century.
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 …
For 15 years, we've been publishing 'Taos Aglow' – a guide that celebrates the unique holiday spirit in Taos. This year we've selected Seamus Berkeley for the cover. Find Taos Aglow magazine in this week's edition!
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.
In Taos, we celebrate the holidays with all our hearts.
When the fragrance of masa dough fills the kitchen, everybody knows it is tamale time.
The arrival of cold weather signals the old Spanish tradition to hold a matanza...
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.
"Peace on Earth" is not merely a string of words. For people who have attended past Peace Chanukah celebrations in Taos, they know what the galvanizing power of hoping and praying for peace in an …
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 rise in charitable contributions.
Ask any native or longtime Taoseño and they’ll tell you that there is no Christmas without the cinnamon and anise-flavored little discs of heaven called biscochitos.
The calming glow of farolitos lighting the way around Taos’ Historic District during the holiday season are complimented by the crackling warmth of numerous bonfires peppered throughout historic Bent Street and the John Dunn Shops...
From mankind’s past, long before the arrival of Christianity, trees and plants that kept their leaves and stayed green all winter held a magical meaning.