WINTER 2021/2022If you’ve been in the Village of Taos Ski Valley or the Town of Taos (19 miles downhill from us) during the holidays you know that it’s a mystical time of year when the scent of pinion and cedar hangs in the air. Twinkling seasonal lights and holiday decor bring smiles to the faces of locals and visitors alike. Take that perfect vacation in Taos Ski Valley - enjoy all of the skiing and snowboarding you can handle or find those perfect holiday gifts while shopping! Delight in the local dining, or make your dreams come true and shop for a home here!
- .Check out this list of fun in the Village of Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos.
- The whole family can enjoy the new Eis Haus conveniently located in the Lower Plaza.
- We've created this guide with dining options to help you locate dine-in and take-out locations.
- Plan your dining in advance this year; guests will need to make reservations and be fully vaccinated to dine-in at most restaurants.
- First-Time Visitor? Here are some tips for year-round adventures.
DECEMBER 2021 LOCALS FAVORITES:
DEC 4 - LIGHTING OF LEDOUX
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join friends and neighbors on historic Ledoux St. for this 20-year-old Yuletide Taos tradition. Visitors and locals rub elbows and share in a uniquely New Mexican experience as they stroll past charming Farolito lanterns. There’s a parade! Bring the kids, join the parade! Meet us on Taos Plaza at 4:45 by the fire truck. This event is FREE and open to the public.
DEC 4 - HOLIDAY COMMUNITY DAY
11:00am - 4:00 p.m.
Millicent Rogers Museum, Town of Taos
Once again, Santa will be available front and center for photo ops and gift bag giving. Art supply gift bags will be available to the first 100 children. With these fun supplies, kids and parents can color, glue, create, and explore a variety of cultural holiday traditions including Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Gift bags are made possible through the generosity of museum supporters and volunteers.
3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Lounge by Rolling Still Distillery presents their 2nd annual Holiday Bazaar! Sip, shop, mingle, and enjoy handmade creations from charming local artisans and makers, special holiday cocktails, tarot readings, custom poetry and live music. Don't forget to also visit the bottle shop for holiday gifts!
DEC 11 - BONFIRES ON BENT STREET & JOHN DUNN SHOPS
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Bent Street and the wonderful collective John Dunn Merchants, Bonfires on Bent Street and John Dunn Shops is family fun and fabulous shopping! Kick off the Holiday and Christmas seasons at this local and visitor event favorite! Decorated storefronts, warm bonfires and glowing farolitos as you stroll along and enjoy.
DEC 31 - TAOS SKI VALLEY NYE TORCHLIGHT PARADE & FIREWORKS
6:00* - 7:00 p.m.
Taos Ski Valley Plaza
Ring in the 2022 New Year in style with our torchlight parade and fireworks display. Watch as skiers make their way down the mountain in the dark with flares as their only means of light. Following the torchlight don't miss the spectacular fireworks torchlight parade and fireworks at Taos Ski Valley! *Torchlight Parade will begin around 6pm and fireworks will follow.
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Wishing you the happiest of holidays and stellar start to 2022!