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Taos Ski Valley lights up the sky pre pandemic.

Updated Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.Taos Ski Valley cancelled the torchlight parade and fireworks display originally scheduled for Friday (Dec. 31).

Ring in 2022 with the Taos Ski Valley torchlight parade and fireworks display. Watch skiers traverse the terrain in the dark, with flares lighting their way. Following the torchlight parade, a spectacular fireworks display by Gemini Fireworks is planned. The Torchlight Parade will begin around 6:15 p.m. and fireworks will follow. Dec. 31.  6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit Red River ( and Angel Fire ( are equally celebratory!

The Taos Plaza event might be canceled this Friday evening but Funk of the West will still be in Taos at Gutters Bowling for the New Year's Eve Rock n' Bowl Party on Friday, Dec. 31,  from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Gutters at 20 Plaza Cañon Dr. Taos, off of 585 Taos bypass. Visit, and holdmyticket.comProof of vaccination required.

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party on Friday (Dec. 31) from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Madam’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop at 51 E Therma Street in Eagle Nest. Prices vary. For more information, visit Madam's Restaurant & Coffee Shop on Facebook or visit

Dane Spangler — the Taos photographer whose work is currently featured in an exhibition entitled “Photography of the American West” — would surely agree, as would collectors of his work featuring the extraordinary scenery found throughout New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and California. You will find Spangler’s photographs at Sage Fine Art Gallery, the artist-owned gallery located at 115C East Taos Plaza, where a collection of his powerful images is being showcased until Jan. 7, 2022. 

Massenet’s "Cinderella" a Met opera abridged English version in HD on Saturday (Jan. 1) at 10:55 a.m. at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for members, and youth 22 and under may attend free. For tickets or more information, visit

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