Christmas Day Deer Dance

at Taos Pueblo
This Christmas Day, Taos Pueblo tribal members will enact the Deer Dance, a ceremonial that is deeply tied to its ancient Native religion.

This is a dance that is meant to be experienced without speculation, scrutiny or explanation. It is exactly what one sees, which is why tribal members discourage visitors from asking impolite questions about what’s going on. They ask that visitors regard this with the same reverence as one might afford their own church services.

Taos Pueblo is closed to visitors Christmas Day morning for private ceremonies. The Deer Dance will be conducted on Christmas Day, beginning in the afternoon.