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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/2/17, Saturday
10:00am — 3:00pm
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Children and Grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the New Mexico History Museums’ Meem Community Room. Free event    

New Mexico History Museum

12/3/17, Sunday
10:00am — 5:00pm
First Sunday- NM residents Free

New Mexico resident free day!

Museum of International Folk Art

12/6/17, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Brainpower & Brownbags
Frère Arsène Brouard: New Mexico’s Forgotten Botanist

Lecture by Dr. David Johnson, Professor Emeritus, College of Santa Fe Auditorium. Free event. 

New Mexico History Museum

12/8/17, Friday
5:30pm — 8:00pm
Christmas at the Palace

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.) The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event. Free event

New Mexico History Museum

12/9/17, Saturday
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Counterculture: the Rise of Permaculture
Gallery talk with Roxanne Swentzell

Join the New Mexico History Museum every second Saturday of the month from June-February for a presentation and conversation-style gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. Roxanne Swentzell is a member of the Naranjo family from the Santa Clara Pueblo of northern New Mexico. An internationally celebrated clay artist, Swentzell is also a pioneer in the permaculture movement intent on training younger Native Americans in Santa Clara and beyond to build hornos (adobe ovens), preserve seeds, select and cook native foods, and preserve the cultural attitudes that have sustained her people for millennia. She has been an activist on behalf of native cultural justice and is in the vanguard of today’s counterculture movement. Free with admission. 

New Mexico History Museum

12/9/17, Saturday
5:00pm — 9:00pm
Light among the Ruins - Christmas Celebration

The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos.

Jemez Historic Site

12/10/17, Sunday
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Las Posadas

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and includes shepherd innkeepers who deny the Holy Family a place of rest. You are invited to stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free. The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Free event

New Mexico History Museum

12/17/17, Sunday
12:00pm — 4:00pm
Annual Holiday Open House

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 12-4pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/17/17, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History Workshop

String theory isn’t always chaotic-come to our last program this year to create some exquisite geometric stars out of colored string and thread. They look complicated, but are easy and lots of fun to make. Experiment with different shapes and see what happens. Seating and materials limited. Free.

New Mexico History Museum

12/21/17, Thursday
12:00pm — 1:15pm
Free Kundalini Yoga at the New Mexico History Museum

Bring your mat, your mind and your body for a free monthly third Thursday Kundalini yoga class in conjunction with Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. As was taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology of developing harmony in body, mind and spirit through gentle yogic stretches, energizing breathing and calming meditation. Classes are free (donations welcome), open to everybody and fun. Please bring a mat or a blanket to the Meem Community Room and arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class begins. Classes taught by Kirpal S. Khalsa an accredited Kundalini Yoga Trainer, Minister of Sikh Dharma and involved member of the Espanola Sikh Community. No registration required. Questions? Email

New Mexico History Museum

12/25/17, Monday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Museum Closed

Museum Closed December 25

Museum of International Folk Art


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Historic Sites

Office of Archaeological Studies

Museum of New Mexico

Lincoln Historic Site

Jemez Historic Site

Fort Selden Historic Site

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

Coronado Historic Site

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

New Mexico History Museum

Museum of New Mexico Foundation

El Palacio Magazine

Fort Stanton Historic Site