November 28, 2016
Ring in the holiday season with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center! In the month ahead we’ll host a whole array of festive events, and everyone is invited to join in the celebration. From children’s crafts to authentic Native art and jewelry, gingerbread house displays to fine dining, traditional Native dances to a New Year’s Eve dance party, there’s something for everyone!
Pueblo Shop & Stroll
Friday, December 2, 5-8 pm
Join us in the courtyard for twinkling lights, a hot cocoa bar, children’s craft activities, a twenty-foot-tall tree fresh-cut by our Museum Director Monique Fragua (Jemez), and of course an array of authentic handcrafted gifts for sale by Native artists. The White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers will offer traditional dances around the courtyard’s bonfire several times throughout the evening. We’ll even offer a free shuttle to and from Old Town every half hour so you can also experience the Old Town Holiday Stroll on your night out. Learn more!
A Night with Robert Mirabal
Friday, December 2, 7-9 pm
This special one-night-only concert will feature the world-renowned songwriter, composer, and musician Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Mirabal is a Grammy Award–winning flutist who has twice been named the Native American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year. He is also an expert flute-maker whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian. Guests who purchase tickets in advance will enjoy complimentary admission to the Pueblo Shop and Stroll before the concert. Learn more!
Stories by the Fireside
Saturdays, December 3, 7, and 10, 5-6 pm
Let your kids experience the age-old tradition of hearing stories while gathered in a cozy circle around the fire. Every Saturday a storyteller will weave a different Pueblo tale, after which our own education team will guide the little ones in an art activity that relates to the story. Our friends at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe will offer hot chocolate for sale throughout. Learn more!
8th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
December 5 - January 8
The annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest is a favorite holiday tradition at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church, or historic building crafted of all things sweet. Explore a veritable village of gingerbread creations and cast your vote for the most original among them. Learn more!
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, December 31, 5 pm -1 am
Ring in the New Year with a night of delicious cuisine, live music, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. From 5 to 10 pm the Pueblo Harvest Cafe will offer a special one-night dinner menu; after you’ve dined, head over to the Chaco ballrooms to dance the night away (18+). A tapas menu, full bar, and party favors will keep the celebration going until the countdown and champagne toast at midnight. Learn more!