Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills is being replaced in 2021 with “Holiday in Hillsboro,” a town-wide outdoor event, on Saturday December 4. The Black Range Museum will feature a Blacksmith demonstration by Travis Perry and metal sculpture display by Nichole Truschell, plus they will have many gift items for sale inside.Contact: CITF Committee of the HCC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Chloride, the holiday charm of a ghost town, and great deals on works by local artisans at the Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, where you’ll receive a free gift with a designated-dollar amount purchase. During your visit, step back in time with a visit to the Pioneer Store Museum.Contact: Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, email@example.com.
Saturday & Sunday, December 4-5 & 11-12
10am-3pm, Holiday Store, Monticello Plaza, Monticello
All sorts of wonderful handmade holiday gifts are available for two weekends only. Items by numerous local artisans are featured; in 2021, find balsamic vinegar, harissa, essential oils, herbal products, jewelry, bread, jams, jellies, posole, wreaths, ornaments, knit wear, custom knives, sweet treats and many handmade gifts. Cash or checks only.Contact: Jane Darland, firstname.lastname@example.org. more info
Sunday, December 5
1-2:15pm, Ingo’s Art Cafe, 422 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences
The Black Cat Poets have been meeting since 1991. Anyone can join the monthly gathering and enjoy a noncritical, appreciative atmosphere and either listen or read poetry or prose to the group (5 minutes-worth, or about 3 poems). Coffee and pastries are available for purchase. Repeats every 1st Sunday of the month. Admission is free.Contact: Carol Borsello, 575-202-8642, email@example.com.
Friday, December 10
6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway and in between, Truth or Consequences
Visit downtown Truth or Consequences for a fun festive night out during Old-Fashioned Christmas! The event is sponsored annually by MainStreet Truth or Consequences and usually includes a tree-lighting, Parade of Lights, and chance to hang out with Santa Claus.Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 11
6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district, Truth or Consequences
Saturday, December 11
5-8pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Dirt Dam, due south of the main gate, Elephant Butte
This alcohol-free social activity is great for staying in shape. The only requirements are the ability to walk, and knowing your right from your left. No partner is needed; experienced dancers will “angel” any new dancers. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome.Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971, email@example.com.
Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Repeats weekly on Saturdays.Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .