events in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Hillsboro, Caballo, Chloride

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Saturday December 11: Hat Detailing & Wool Spinning Demonstrations — 10am, Black Range Museum, Main Street,
Tuesday & Wednesday December 21-22: Shamans Solstice — 10am, Hot Springs Glamp Camp, 675 S. Foch,

Featured Events

Saturday, December 4

Holiday in Hillsboro

10am-4pm, downtown hillsboro, 316 Elenore,

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,

Daily, December 4-6 & December 9-12

Yuletide in Chloride

10am-4pm, Chloride, Wall Street,

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,

Saturday & Sunday, December 4-5 & 11-12

Monticello Holiday Store

10am-3pm, Holiday Store, Monticello Plaza,

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, more info

Sunday, December 5

Black Cat Poetry Reading

1-2:15pm, Ingo’s Art Cafe, 422 N. Broadway,

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,

Friday, December 10

Old-Fashioned Christmas

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway and in between,

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,

Saturday, December 11

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district,

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway, Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences,

Elephant Butte’s Luminaria Beachwalk will move to the Dirt Dam in 2021. The lighted boat parade will be viewable from the site. Campsites will serve an assortment of treats including posolé, s‘mores, chile and biscochitos.

Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, . updates

Sunday, December 12

T or C Story Lab

1-2pm, T or C Brewing Co, 410 Broadway,

Themes coming to T or C Story Lab: “Well That Was Awful” on December 12; “Parts Unknown” on January 9, and “The One That Got Away” on February 13. Email for details or to participate.

Contact: Alice Hutchins, 360-628-4499, .

Weekly Events


Community Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Call to reserve a slot for a half hour massage with Teina. Suggested donation: $25+ per half hour.

Contact: Teina, 760-336-9189,


Square Dancing

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,


Community Wellness Clinic

4-7pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

The Hands-on Community Wellness Clinic offers massage and reflexology at affordable rates to the community. Sessions are 30 minutes for $25/up donation. Call to schedule in advance.

Contact: Abigail Nace, 503-997-5147,


Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Dance

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, .

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301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM

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