Christmas in the Park at Schoolhouse Park
Join the Village of Ruidoso in their annual lighting of the Yule Log. Free. Santa and cookies will be there, of course. 6 pm.
Business After Hours and Holiday Party
Kick-off the holiday season with Business After Hours at the Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery and Guest Homes, San Patricio, 5 to 7 pm.
Parade of Lights
Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights–Parade of Lights starts at 5:30 pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through Midtown, down to the Chamber of Commerce. The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Toys for Tots. We are encouraging everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Parade of Lights. During the parade Toys for Tots will have a float and will be collecting toys. Marines will be walking along the float picking up the toys that are brought to the parade. This year lets all help make sure every child has a Christmas by bringing a toy to the parade to donate.
ENMU-Ruidoso Community Choir Winter Concert
ENMU-Ruidoso Community Choir presents their Winter Concert at First Christian Church, 3 pm. Tickets are $5/person.
The Ten Tenors – “Home for the Holidays”
Spencer Theater, 7 pm.
Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker”
7 pm. Tickets are $30. Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s original adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic, featuring outstanding student and guest dancers, is always a delightful trip into a magical world of dancing nutcrackers, soldiers, sugar plum fairies, candy canes, mice and little girls and boys! 1-888-818-7872 www.spencertheater.com
Ski Apache Torch Light Parade
A native drum will begin playing at 5 p.m., and the Parade is at 6. Veteran skiers and their lighted torches will ski down the mountain. Assorted snacks and refreshments will be available. Free admission! Spectators are encouraged to be there by 5:45.
New Year’s Eve Party at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Ring in the New Year with great music, delicious food and an unforgettable evening at Inn of the Mountain Gods, December 31 at 7 pm. $125 per person.