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Holiday Events in Farmington, NM - Farmington Convention & Visitor Center

Posted Dec 1, 2016

Farmington invites one and all to their festive assortment of events for the month of December. (For more information, click on the title link for each event.) 

Festival of Trees
Wednesday, November 30 to Saturday, December 3 - Explore a winter wonderland amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees at the annual Festival of Trees. Special events include Teddy Bear Tea, Storytelling, Family Night and more at the Farmington Civic Center.

Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 1 - Bundle up for Farmington’s annual Christmas Parade and enjoy an evening parade of lights through Historic Downtown Farmington. The 2016 parade theme is "Christmas Around the World" and will begin at 5:45pm.

Riverglo
Friday, December 2 - Discover Farmington’s holiday spirit along the Animas River! Walk the river walk trails illuminated by hundreds of luminarias and enjoy carolers, a live nativity and Santa under a beautiful night sky. This is a free family-friendly event, from 6:00 until 8:00pm.

Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee
Friday, December 2 - The much-beloved cowboy crooners come to the Farmington Civic Center stage for their traditional cowboy Christmas show. This warm-hearted and fun-filled show will inspire the entire family celebrating the true meaning of the holidays. Performance held from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

American West in Fact and Fiction
Saturday, December 3 – The 2016 Farmington Museum Curator’s Choice Lecture Series has been a hit! Don’t miss the final lecture of 2016, The Rise and Fall of the Television Western. Lecture held from 3:00 to 4:30pm at the Farmington Museum.

San Juan College Luminarias
Saturday, December 3 - Each year, San Juan College thanks the community for their support with a phenomenal display of luminarias on the campus grounds and buildings from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Visitors can drive or walk through the stunning display. A special star gazing event will also be held at the college's planetarium.

Miracle on Main Street
Sunday, December 4 - Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Farmington’s Miracle on Main Street holiday event at the Farmington Civic Center. Activities include ice skating, caroling, holiday movies, a visit with Santa and much more! There will also be a giant snow globe, perfect for holiday photo ops and the holiday tree lighting at 5:45pm.

AstroFriday
Friday, December 9 - San Juan College Planetarium will entertain and educate audiences on Friday, December 9th with the planetarium show “The Star of Bethlehem”, followed by a spectacular stargaze. Planetarium show offered at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Stargaze will be held (weather permitting) at 8:30pm.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17 - Take part in a Farmington holiday tradition and enjoy an afternoon along the Animas River Trails as you assist with the annual Audubon bird census! From 8:00am to 2:00pm, volunteers can assist in this global scientific research project by counting all the birds, common or rare, abundant or scarce, in their wintering grounds in the Farmington area. Organized by the Riverside Nature Center.

Live Navajo Nativity
Friday, December 23 - A local favorite, Navajo Ministries annual Live Navajo Nativity features traditional Navajo clothing and live animals and is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children. Visit the live nativity from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This is a free event, donations and canned food are collected onsite.

AstroFriday
Friday, December 9 - San Juan College Planetarium will entertain and educate audiences on Friday, December 9th with the planetarium show “The Star of Bethlehem”, followed by a spectacular stargaze.  There will also be a special stargaze on December 3, the evening of the Luminarias.  Planetarium show offered at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Stargaze will be held (weather permitting) at 8:30pm.

Farmington invites you to these holiday events that go above and beyond to energize life journeys through exceptional performances and unique opportunities. Happy holidays to all!

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