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.
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.
Three Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-tac-yule-ar at Spencer Theater
The “3 Redneck Tenors Spec-tac-yule-ar” stars the singin’ cousins, Billy Joe, Billy Bob, and Billy Billee (real life Broadway and Opera stars) — the same gut-busting trailer park trio to last adorn the Spencer stage in their “Great Adventure”.
Cowboy Christmas Ball
Come and have dinner and dance the night away with The Yarborough Band at the Ruidoso Convention Center from 8-11 p.m. Sponsored by The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse. Tickets are $40 in advance and can be purchased from any Posse member or at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dinner 7 p.m. 575-354-0196
Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker”
7 pm. Tickets are $28. 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.