Winterfest 2014 Calendar Of Events

The Dancing Christmas Trees prance down Central Avenue at the start of the 2012 light parade. Photo by Salvador Zapien/


Los Alamos MainStreet hosts the annual Winterfest Dec. 5-7. From Breakfast with Santa to the Snow Queen ballet, Los Alamos celebrates winter with many events scheduled around town.

Don’t miss the “Frozen” themed Holiday Lights Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 on Central Avenue. The official Tree Lighting ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond Park.

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House will be held on December 6th. The Arts Council along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Historical Society will kick off the holiday season at the Lodge, Los Alamos’ best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center. The Fuller Lodge Open House is a part of the Winterfest downtown celebration, which takes place the first weekend in December, and is capped off by the Light Parade and tree-lighting at Ashley Pond

Fuller Lodge is decorated for the holidays. Come by and enjoy the holiday spirit and all of the festivities planned for the Open House.

This year the festivities begin with the Chamisa SingSations at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., a musical group will be playing holiday tunes. Juanita Madland and friends will host a sing-a-long beginning at 11:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., there will be more holiday music as well as punch and cookies served by the Arts Council. At 1:30 p.m. the Los Alamos Family Council will host a Holiday Cookie Walk. Be sure to come by to purchase a box and pick out a dozen holiday cookies.

There will be several nonprofit organizations as a part of the festivities. The Animal Shelter will sell calendars, Boy Scout Troop 71 will have holiday wreaths and the band boosters will have poinsettias for sale. PEEC and the Empty Bowl Project also will be there. The band boosters will again have poinsettia for sale. The Historical Society Book Store will have many items for gift giving.

Friday Dec. 5

  • 1-7 p.m. Creches Show at Los Alamos LDS Church
  • 7 p.m. Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) presents The Snow Queen at Smith Auditorium

Saturday Dec. 6

  • 7-11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa at Betty Ehart
  • 9 a.m. to noon 10th Annual Children’s Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Creches Show at LA LDS Church
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Earth Treasure Show at Masonic Temple
  • 10 a.m. to noon Arts/Crafts & Stories for all ages at Mesa Public Library
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fuller Lodge Holiday Open House
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Affordable Arts at Fuller Lodge Art Center
  • 10:30 a.m. Science of the Season with Curious Chris | Fuller Lodge
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids Talk with Santa at CB FOX
  • Noon-3 p.m. Local Authors Book Signing at Mesa Public Library
  • 2 p.m. Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) Presents: The Snow Queen at Smith Auditorium
  • 5-6 p.m. Lighting of the Holiday Tree inside the Municipal Building Lobby
  • 6 p.m. Holiday Lights Parade “Frozen”
  • 7 p.m. Tree Lighting after Parade at Ashley Pond Park
  • 7-10 p.m. Rock on Climbathon at YMCA Climbing Wall

Sunday Dec. 7

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Earth Treasure Show at Masonic Temple
  • 2 p.m. Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) Presents: The Snow Queen at Smith Auditorium
  • 5-7 p.m. LA County’s North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk at Posse Lodge & stables
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