Los Alamos WinterFest ‘Home For The Holidays’ Dec. 4-6

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Los Alamos WinterFest 2020, with the theme “Home For the Holidays,” will be different this year and run Friday, Dec. 4 to Sunday Dec. 6.

Due to COVID-19 and the current Public Health Orders, the popular Holiday Lights Parade will be replaced with a Holiday Lights Display 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. This is a drive-through event where cars can safely view some festive floats and decorated cars parked in the Central Park Square North Parking lot, for a “reverse parade” concept.

No pedestrians will be allowed. Float and decorated auto registration is available through


Creative District: WinterFest ‘Ugly Holiday Sweater’ Contest

Creative District News:

Los Alamos Creative District is hosting a WinterFest “Ugly Holiday Sweater” Face Mask Decorating Contest and giving away cloth face masks that serve as blank canvases for creativity.

 It is free to participate, and awards will be given out to the top three winners in three categories:

  • Adult (age 18+)
  • Teen (age 13-17)
  • Youth (12 & Under)

Prizes for each category:

  • Gift card to Village Arts
  • 1st – $30
  • 2nd – $20
  • 3rd – $10

Artists must use the mask provided, which may be picked up 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday (except Thanksgiving) through Dec. 6, while


Father Theophan: Critiques Of Style

Various styles of pottery. Photo by Fr. Theophan

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Art school seems like a lifetime ago. Twenty-four years ago I started the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at New Mexico State University after leaving my childhood family and moving 2,000+ miles from Upstate New York.

Culture shock, to say the least; living on my own for the first time and working full-time to support myself for the first time made the college experience less than leisurely for me. My grades dipped and my weight increased. But things settled and I was able to complete


Auction Items For Festival Of Trees Virtual Event

This year’s Festival of Trees is going virtual. Check out the Betty Ehart Senior Center and White Rock Senior Center Facebook pages or the Los Alamos Retired Organization’s website to see the raffle items. People also can take a look at them from the senior centers’ windows. Bidding starts at $15 and increases in $1 increments. To bid on an item, email, or text or call and leave the item number, the bid amount, name and phone number at 505.695.9139. The funds benefit youth and senior programs in the community. Pictured here is one of the auction items, ‘Whispering