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Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa – 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Betty Ehart Senior Center. Free breakfast and photos with Santa. Request a donation of non-perishable food or a monetary donation to help with the Kiwanis annual Foster Children Christmas Party. LA Cares will distribute the food donations.
Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Knights of Columbus on DP Road. Arts, crafts, breakfast and lunch available for purchase.
Meet Me at Mesa – Making the Arts Accessible to People with Dementia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Mesa Public Library
Warm Water Weekend at Aquatic Center. Dec. 1 and 2
PEEC Ancho Rapids to Red Dot Hike. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec 1. Join Paul Arendt for a beautiful winter hike in White Rock Canyon. Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the bottom of Piedra Loop (where hikers park for the Red Dot Trail.) Car pool to a parking area ~ 3 miles south of White Rock. Binoculars are recommended to observe waterfowl at several viewpoints above the Rio. Total hike time ~ 5.5 hours; 7 miles. Moderate difficulty. Bring water and lunch.
Children’s Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, Dec. 1 at Trinity on the Hill 3900 Trinity Dr.
Coro de Camara presents A Christmas Songbook. 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Trinity on the Hill Kelly Hall – 3900 Trinity Dr. Kelvin McNeal – piano; Howard Coe – bass; John Frary – percussion
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.
Jasper and Santa. Courtesy Photo
Pet Pangaea’s Annual Santa Paws (photos of pets with Santa) Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
All pets and kids are welcome. Donations to Friends of the Shelter are appreciated. Participants receive a digital photo. The photos are taken in a separate, quiet area on a set in Pet Pangaea’s back office and they call numbers. So, if you have a shy pet, don’t worry- they won’t have to stand in line with a bunch of other pets. All pets welcome. Bearded dragons even want to tell Santa what they want!
Christmas Craft Workshop 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec 2 at First Baptist Church 2200 Diamond Dr. Come enjoy a FREE afternoon of crafting and spiced cider. There will be instructors and supplies for a number of craft projects, including: desserts, bow tying, do-it-yourself gifts, homemade ornaments, crocheting, and more!
Reptiles and Amphibians of New Mexico. 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Come to PEEC to meet some local reptiles and amphibians you might find on the Pajarito Plateau. Scott Bulgrin, President of the New Mexico Herpetological Society, will give a presentation on New Mexico Reptiles and Amphibians. He’ll also have a few friends with him, including toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes.
Holiday Eco Crafts. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 5 at PEEC Kids in grades K-4 are invited to this popular holiday class at PEEC. Crafts will include pinecone fire-starters, notebooks, cornhusk dolls, tree cookie ornaments, rock carvings, and more! Plenty of materials will be available to make perfect, practical gifts for parents, grandparents, and siblings. While parents get a break to shop locally (or in PEEC’s own gift shop), kids can make and wrap presents. $15/$12 PEEC members.
Brown Bag Performance Series Noon Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Fuller Lodge. Composer and Pianist Frances Meier will perform.
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 ad 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 Live dance and chorus performances, posole, cookies and punch. Christmas wreaths and items from the Historical Museum for sale.
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.