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

ONGOINGMay 12, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018 Farmers Market Every Saturday Fresh local vegetables and fruits, cheeses and dairy products, delicious baked goods, honey, grassfed meats, eggs, jams, flowers and plants. Live music and entertainment. 8:00am-12:30pm. Location: Taos Plaza

Nov 3, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 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 17, 2018 Sipapu Opening Day The first ski area to open in New Mexico! Sierra Nevada Brewery helps celebrate the season opening with giveaway merchandise, all day long. Lifts open 9am-4pm. (Weather permitting.) Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Nov 21, 2018 Opening Day at Red River. First day of skiing and riding for the 2018/2019 ski season with special pricing on lift tickets! Location: Red River Ski Area

Nov 22, 2018 Switch on the Holidays Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday! Tree lighting & caroling, Santa, hot cocoa and cider - a great family tradition! 7pm. Location: Brandenberg Park, Red River

Nov 22, 2018 Taos Ski Valley Opening Day 2018-2019 Ski Season Opening Day! Lifts open at 9am. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Nov 23, 2018 Twirl Aglow Party 3-6pm. The courtyard at Twirl will be filled with sparkling lights and twinkling surprises. Share your wishes with Santa, enjoy warm drinks and sweet treats, make seasonal crafts and have your face painted by our talented elves. Experience the magic of The Holidays with Twirl and the Taos Community! FREE

Nov 30, 2018 Town Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting on Taos Plaza 31st annual town tree lighting and caroling at historic Taos Plaza. Meet the mayor, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, and even Mr. Grinch; complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. 4-6pm Location: Taos Plaza

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 Deal Daze Get an early start on the season with discounted lift tics! Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 Angel Fire Holiday Market Get ready for the holiday by shopping local. You'll find all sorts of food and crafts items. Presented by ArtUP and the AF Chamber of Commerce. Location: Angel Fire Community Center

Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019 Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Torchlight parade and fireworks every Saturday starting at 7pm. Everyone is invited to participate in the show! Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

Dec 1, 2018 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 8, 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities begin at 3pm with hot drinks, cookies and holiday music; tree lighting at 4:30pm; festivities through 7pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley Plaza

Dec 8, 2018 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 14, 2018 Angel Fire Opening Day Join us for our opening day of the ski season! 9am-4pm. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 Demo Days Demo the newest skis and snowboards on the market! 9am-3pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018 Winter Demo Daze Ride the latest 2019 skis & boards from Never Summer, K2, Nordica, & more. 9am-4pm. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018 Las Posadas Enjoy the Spanish tradition of re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging. 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

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