Taos has a multitude of activities for children of all ages. Whether you need to get out for an adventure with your little ones or you are looking for a weekly pursuit for your children to be involved in, check out this list of activities to motivate, inspire and challenge your family.

Special Events and Activities in and around Taos

Nov 23, 2018 Twirl Aglow Party 3-6pm. The courtyard at Twirl will be filled with sparkling lights and twinkling surprises. Share your wishes with Santa, enjoy warm drinks and sweet treats, make seasonal crafts and have your face painted by our talented elves. Experience the magic of The Holidays with Twirl and the Taos Community! FREE

Nov 30, 2018 Town Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting on Taos Plaza 31st annual town tree lighting and caroling at historic Taos Plaza. Meet the mayor, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, and even Mr. Grinch; complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. 4-6pm Location: Taos Plaza

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 Deal Daze Get an early start on the season with discounted lift tics! Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 Angel Fire Holiday Market Get ready for the holiday by shopping local. You'll find all sorts of food and crafts items. Presented by ArtUP and the AF Chamber of Commerce. Location: Angel Fire Community Center

Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019 Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Torchlight parade and fireworks every Saturday starting at 7pm. Everyone is invited to participate in the show! Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Dec 1, 2018 Lighting Ledoux Museums, galleries, studios and merchants of Ledoux Street usher in the holiday season. Luminarias, farolitos, music and refreshments. 5-7pm. Location: Ledoux Street, Taos

Dec 8, 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities begin at 3pm with hot drinks, cookies and holiday music; tree lighting at 4:30pm; festivities through 7pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley Plaza

Dec 8, 2018 Bonfires on Bent Street Enjoy shopping, bonfires, farolitos, music and entertainment while strolling along Bent Street and The John Dunn Shops. Shops will be open from 10am to 7pm, offering winter foods and cheer, and holiday specials. Bonfires and night festivities 4-7pm. Location: Bent Street, Taos

Dec 14, 2018 Angel Fire Opening Day Join us for our opening day of the ski season! 9am-4pm. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 Demo Days Demo the newest skis and snowboards on the market! 9am-3pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018 Winter Demo Daze Ride the latest 2019 skis & boards from Never Summer, K2, Nordica, & more. 9am-4pm. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018 Las Posadas Enjoy the Spanish tradition of re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging. On the final night they, along with their followers who carry candles and sing Christmas songs, are given a room, amid rejoicing. Location: Ranchos Church in Ranchos de Taos

Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 Holiday Market Holiday shopping of artwork and handmade goods from local artists. Visit from Santa on Saturday afternoon! 9am-5pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Dec 23, 2018 Fireworks and Torchlight Parade Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Lift House with the magical play of lights from the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks! Details to follow...Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Dec 24, 2018 Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade Bundle up the family and join us at the base of the ski mountain for our annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade. And keep an eye out…Santa and Mrs. Claus have been known to join in the festivities! Location: Angel Fire Resort

Dec 24, 2018 Christmas Eve Procession No where else on Earth can you experience this magical event. A stunning contrast between bonfires and the Procession of the Virgin is a pageant of beauty, heritage and awe inspiring imagery. Sundown. Location: Taos Pueblo

Dec 24, 2018 Sipapu Christmas Eve Party Our Christmas Eve tradition continues with holiday music, warm fires, twinkling lights, kids art project, and food & drink full of good cheer. 5-8pm at Sipapu Lodge. Free! Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Dec 25, 2018 Luminaria Ski & Snowshoe Tour After a festive day of opening presents, enjoy an evening of cross-country skiing (or snowshoeing) along a 3K luminaria-lined forest trail with bonfires along the way. Complimentary food and drink in the warming hut. Location: Enchanted Forest X-Country Ski Area

Dec 25, 2018 Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachines Dance Traditional Christmas Day dances. Dances begin at 2pm. No cameras or cell phones allowed. Location: Taos Pueblo plaza

Dec 31, 2018 Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Ring in the New Year with a torchlight parade and fireworks display over Angel Fire Ski Resort. Parties abound to celebrate the passing of the old year and the beginning of a new one. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Dec 31, 2018 Old Fashioned New Years Eve Party Take the kids to celebrate New Year's with pizza, music and games; at 10pm the countdown ball begins! Location: Red River Community House

Jan 1, 2019 Polar Bear Plunge Join in on this New Year Day tradition! What a way to bring in the New Year! We remove the ice long enough for all you adventurous jumpers to christen yourselves in our beautiful waters! Location: Eagle Nest Lake

Jan 1, 2019 - Jan 15, 2019 College Days Discounted lift tickets and rental equipment with student ID, plus contest, live music and mountain fun! Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Jan 1, 2019 Turtle Dance Traditional Taos Pueblo Turtle Dance marks the beginning of a new year. 8am-1pm. Location: Taos Pueblo

Jan 6, 2019 Deer or Buffalo Dance A symbol of abundance during the winter months, traditional Buffalo Dances begin about 1pm. No photography allowed. Location: Taos Pueblo

Jan 6, 2019 USASA Slalom/Giant Slalom Watch the Southwest’s best snowboarders race down Liberation Park! Location: Angel Fire Resort

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 21, 201946th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta Join us for our winter festival - 6K and 18K freestyle XC ski races, 6K and 12K classic XC races, 6K snowshoe race, fat tire sno-bike race, ski clinics, XC/yurt tours, costume contest, live music, and beer tastings!Location: Chama

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 Not Forgotten Outreach Week Ski at a steep discount! Thanking the men and women of the Armed Services with skiing discounts, free rentals and discounted group ski and snowboard lessons. For all active duty military, reservist, guard, Gold Star families, veterans and immediate family members with a military/DOD/VA ID. Location: Taos Ski Valley

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