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 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Dixon Studio Tour Come to the little village of Dixon and visit the 30+ open studios featuring a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts. Location: Dixon, NM

Nov 11, 2017 11am-1pm at Twirl Toy Play Day. It’s National Neighborhood Toy Store Day! We will have giveaways and demos of exciting new toys and games on hand... come play with us!

Nov 11, 2017 Sipapu Ski Season Begins! New Mexico's ski season begins with the opening of Sipapu on November 11th! Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Nov 18, 2017 Sipapu Ski Season Begins! New Mexico's ski season begins with the opening of Sipapu on November 18th! Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Nov 22, 2017 Red River Ski Area Opens The fun begins in Red River: The Ski Town of the Southwest! Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Nov 23, 2017 Taos Ski Valley Opening Day Opening Day for the 2017-18 season! Lifts open 9am. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Nov 24, 2017 10th Annual Twirl Aglow Party Santa, DJ, Facepainting, Crafts, Raffle, Cookies and Performances from Taos Youth Ballet, Twirl Music Class and Flying Desert Brigade celebrating a decade of Twirl.

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 TaosFolk Pop-up Holiday Craft Show Affordable gifts made by a wide variety of Taos artists. Open daily 11-5 till Christmas Eve. Location: Stables Gallery at TCA

Dec 2, 2017 Family Photo Day at Twirl 11am-5pm Taos High School Photography will be at Twirl ready to take awesome Holiday Photos of you and your family. $10 per family with prints available. All proceeds go to support THS Photography program. Location: Twirl 225 Camino de la Placita, Taos

Dec 2, 2017 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. 9th Teacher Gift-Making Workshop at Twirl. 11am-1pm Make beautiful decoupage jar lanterns for your favorite maestro.

Dec 9, 2017 Santa Paws at John Dunn Shops Santa will find out what your pet wants for Christmas, and pose for a photo with your pet. Pets available for adoption will also be present. Hot beverages and snacks. This is a benefit for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter & Four Corners Animal League. 10-7pm Location: John Dunn Shops, Taos

Dec 9, 2017 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. 16th Ornament Making Workshop at Twirl 11am-1pm Adorn your tree with colorful creations made from Buttons, buttons and more buttons! Location: Twirl 225 Camino de la Placita, Taos

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 Christmas Santa Trains Train rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus - a great way for families to enjoy the holidays and outdoors. Adults only $5; kids ride free! One hour rides leave Chama 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm. reservations required. Location: Chama, NM

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 Las Posadas Enjoy the Spanish tradition of re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging, which some say took nine nights. 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. 23, 2017 Ornament Making Workshop at Twirl 11am-1pm Decorate your Holiday with bright and fuzzy felty fun! Location: Twirl 225 Camino de la Placita, Taos

Dec 24, 2017 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, 2017 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 24, 2017 Fireworks and Torchlight Parade Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Lift House with the magical play of lights from the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks! 7pm. Rail Jam at 5:30pm Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Dec 25, 2017 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, 2017 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. 30th New Year's Fancy Mask-Making at Twirl 11am-1pm Get your shine on in time for New Year's Eve and adorn your face with sparkle. Location: Twirl 225 Camino de la Placita, Taos

Dec 31, 2017 New Years Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Ring in 2018 in style! Enjoy a magical torchlight parade down the slopes, plus fireworks over the ski area in the clear winter sky! Festivities continue throughout the village. Location: On Slope at Taos Ski Valley

Dec 31, 2017 New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade Celebrate New Year's on the slopes at the traditional Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display. Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Jan 1, 2018 Turtle Dance Traditional Taos Pueblo Turtle Dance marks the beginning of a new year. 8am-1pm. Location: Taos Pueblo

Jan 6, 2018 Deer or Buffalo Dance A symbol of abundance during the winter months, traditional Buffalo Dances begin about 1pm. No photography allowed. Location: Taos Pueblo

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