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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/5/17, Tuesday
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 Meem room 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, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of 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.

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 recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. 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.

New Mexico History Museum

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

12/25/17, 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

New Mexico History Museum

Museum of New Mexico Foundation

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