OCTOBER is one of our favorite months. New Mexico is filled with color, scents and vibrant culture. Come join us for Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and while in New Mexico visit one of the Pueblo Feast Day Dances:
October 4th: St. Francis of Assisi Annual Feast Day Nambe Pueblo: Buffalo & Deer dances.
Second weekend of October: Jemez Pueblo-Annual Open Air Market For information: (505) 834-7235.
October 17th: St. Margaret Mary’s Feast Day Laguna Pueblo (Village of Paraje) – Harvest and Social Dances.
Mid OCTOBER and November brings Studio Tours galore to New Mexico! While here touring Northern New Mexico villages, towns or citys for their art studio tours, consider these:
October 24th – 27th: Harvest Dance Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna)
NOVEMBER 12th: San Diego Annual Feast Day Tesuque Pueblo – Various dances; Jemez Pueblo – Various dances.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY IN SANTA FE IS VERY SPECIAL! The lighting of the Santa Fe plaza occurs on Friday after Thanksgiving as well a Black Friday shopping!! Add a beautiful Pueblo Holiday Dance and Arts & Crafts show just to make your Thanksgiving Holiday Santa Fe travels even more memorable for the whole family!
Thanksgiving Day: Christmas Light Parade. Zuni Pueblo – Call ahead to confirm. (505)782-7238
DECEMBER Pueblo Feast Days: Jemez Pueblo. For information: (505) 834-7235.
December 11th: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Feast Day Pojoaque Pueblo – Night dances, Vespers and procession are usually held at 6 p.m. (505) 455-3460.
December 12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Feast Day Tesuque Pueblo – Bow and Arrow, Comanche and Buffalo Dances- (505) 983-2667; Santa Clara Pueblo Dances – (505) 753-7326; Pojoaque Pueblo – Mass at 10 am, dances after Mass. (505) 455-3460; Jemez Pueblo – Matachine Dances (505) 834-7235.
December 24th: Christmas Eve Celebration (Confirm IF each pueblo is open to public for these events):
Ohkay Owingeh – Spanish Dance drama Los Matachines and Pine Torch Procession.
Taos Pueblo – Sundown Procession with bonfires. (575) 758-1028
Old Acoma Pueblo – is lit with Luminarias, beginning at the Scenic View Point and continues as far as the “Sky City”. (888) 759-2489
Laguna Pueblo – After 10 pm Mass & various dances. (505) 552-6654
San Felipe Pueblo – Dances after Midnight Mass. (505) 867-3381
Santa Ana Pueblo – Dances after Midnight Mass. (505) 867-3301
Tesuque Pueblo – Dances after Midnight Mass. (505) 983-2667
Nambe Pueblo – Buffalo Dances after Mass. (505) 455-2036
Picuris Pueblo – Sundown Torchlight Procession of the Virgin Vespers – Mass Procession followed by Matachines Dances. (575) 587-2419
December 25th: Christmas Day
Tesuque Pueblo – various dances; Taos Pueblo – Dances to be announced (Deer or Los Matachines).
San Ildefonso Pueblo – Christmas Celebration, Matachines Dances
Picuris Pueblo – Christmas Celebration, Matachines Dances.
Santo Domingo Pueblo – Special Dances TBA.
Ohkay Owingeh – various dances.
Zia Pueblo – various dances.
Cochiti Pueblo – Various Dances (usually during Xmas Day and the 3 days after. Call to confirm)
December 26th: Ohkay Owingeh – Turtle dance
December 26th – 28th: Christmas dances at most pueblos – Contact each Pueblo Tribe directly for more information.
Santo Domingo – Corn Dance; Acoma Pueblo – Christmas Dances in the San Esteban Mission Church.
28th: Holy Innocents Day. Picuris Pueblo – Children’s dances.
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