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Fuller Lodge Winterfest Open House. Courtesy Los Alamos Arts Council
Affordable Arts 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Jan. 5 at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Affordable Arts has been a holiday tradition in Los Alamos for more than 25 years. With a “Home for the Holidays” theme, the Art Center offers unique, quality artwork from 125 different artists priced $1 to $250. With wall art (paintings, photos, carvings), pottery, jewelry, hand-made pens and cards and more there is something for everyone.
Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents the Ballet Hansel & Gretel @ Duane Smith Auditorium. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets available at CB Fox, Smiths White Rock & at the Door. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, Children under 4 free.
19th Annual Creches From Around the World @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec 8
Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Betty Ehart Senior Center. Free Admission
Holiday 1/2 Marathon & Festive 5K Sponsored by Family YMCA. 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 … Register at the Y
Fuller Lodge Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
All Day: Shelter Calendar sales, Boy Scout Troop 71 sells Holiday Wreaths, Historical Society gifts, Empty Bowl information and Poinsettia sales (LAHS Band).
10 a.m. Chamisa SingSations
11 a.m. Lads of Enchantment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. LAHS Trip Club serves Posole Lunch
11:30 a.m. Juanita Madland and friends: Holiday Sing Along.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Living Treasures
12: 30 “Holiday Music” by the LAHS Band Group
1 p.m. NM Dance Theater “Nutcracker Excerpts”
1 to 3 p.m. Arts Council serves cookies and punch
2 p.m. LAHS Choir
2:45 p.m. LAHS Band Group
Kids Talk with Santa 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at CB Fox. Kids can have a heart-to-heart with Santa and share their Christmas wish list.
Christkindlmarkt 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Chamber of Commerce 109 Central Ave. parking lot. A German-style event known as Christkindlmarkt is coming to Los Alamos.
Fairy Tales and Fantasies Holiday Lights Parade 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Mainstreet Winter Fest Light Parade on Central Avenue followed by lighting of a tree at Ashley Pond.
The Second Annual Community Holiday Prism Concert by Los Alamos Community Winds. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 8 @ Crossroads Bible Church following the Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. $10 per person suggested donation.
Light Among the Ruins: Jemez State Monument. 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec 8. The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jémez mission church will be decorated with hundreds of traditional luminarias. The evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jémez Pueblo dancers’ performance between two illuminating bon-fires. Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides from Jémez Springs Park to the Monument and holiday refreshments. Free admission!
Stephanie Garcia Richard Town Hall Meeting. 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec 9 at UNM LA
North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 9. Los Alamos County Posse Lodge and North Mesa Stables. Light refreshments, hay rides, warm drinks, luminaria walk, photos with Santa ($5) and holiday craft. All Proceeds benefit Recreation Division scholarship fund
Plazas of New Mexico Exhibit Public Reception and Special Authors Speak Event. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Mesa Public Library. Plazas author Chris Wilson and Jose Zelaya in Upstairs Meeting Room. Welcome Reception for New Library Manager Steven Thomas Upstairs Rotunda. Opening Reception in Upstairs Art Gallery
A Celtic Christmas 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Calvary Chapel 580 North Mesa Road. Donations to United Way. $10 adults/$5 students.