December 2022 - LasCruces.com

Events Calendar

Friday, December 2

7 – 11 p.m.
Fine Arts Flea Market
Plaza de Las Cruces
What started out as a way for artists and other creative types to come together and sell their wares during the pandemic has grown into a free monthly downtown event featuring original art created by locals, along with vendor booths, food trucks, and breweries.
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December 2 & 3

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
EPSO presents Sounds of the Holidays
America’s Got Talent 1st Runner Up and award-winning soprano Barbara Padilla joins the Symphony Orchestra to sing Christmas favorites, such as Oh Holy Night, Silent Night, Do You Hear What I Hear, and many more.
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Saturday, December 3

7 p.m.
A Christmas Story
Rio Grande Theatre
The 2022 Classic Film Series continues with the beloved holiday movie following the wintery exploits of young Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who dodges bullies, and dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a Red Ryder Air Rifle.
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December 6 – 7

7:30 p.m.
On Your Feet!: A New Musical
Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
The inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent – and each other – to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan, featuring some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century.
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Saturday, December 10

1 & 7:30 p.m.
Los Pastores del Valle de Mesilla
Holy Cross Catholic Church
The annual production of this ancient liturgical drama, now in its 61st year in Mesilla, incorporates English verse and Spanish song to create a traditional border pageant celebrating Christmas through the universal language of song and dance.
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7 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Rio Grande Theatre
The 2022 Classic Film Series continues with the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ holiday favorite, starring Reginald Owen as elderly skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns a valuable lesson about charity and good will from three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
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8 p.m.
A Drag Queen Christmas
Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
For the 8th consecutive year, Murray & Peter bring your favorite queens to the stage, featuring winners, fan favorites and Miss Congeniality, for an all-ages, but parental discretion advised, showdown of glitz and glamour.
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Friday, December 16

7 p.m.
Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour
Plaza Theatre
The nicest man in stand-up, the 2021 Grammy-nominated comedian and podcaster continues his sold-out tour, with comedy that is both clean and relatable.
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Saturday, December 17

6 p.m.
Voz Vaqueros Christmas Concert
St. Andrew’s Church
A holiday tradition since 1971, the singing men of Las Cruces present their annual free concert and sing-along, featuring traditional songs, a few Southwest favorites, and even a few not so familiar tunes.
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7 p.m.
A Doo-Wop Christmas
Rio Grande Theatre
Ring in the holiday season with classic rock ‘n roll twists to popular seasonal classics, performed by your favorite family-friendly Las Cruces doo-wop group, Oldies But Goodies.
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Sunday, December 18

1 & 5 p.m.
Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic
Join Elmo and the whole Sesame Street cast, live on stage, as he learns the “power of yet,” the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dreams. All it takes is a little magic.
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Saturday, December 31

3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Plaza Theatre
The acclaimed holiday tradition celebrates its 30th anniversary, with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics, dazzing costumes and the exquisite artistry oof an international cast.
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Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The award-winning, outdoor Farmers & Crafts Market spans seven full blocks of North Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces.
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First Friday Art Ramble
First Friday of Every Month, 5-8 p.m.
The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts this monthly event showcasing a dozen participating museums and galleries in the Arts & Cultural District.
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Second Saturday Art Hop
Second Saturday of Every Month, 6-9 p.m.
The City of Truth or Consequences comes alive with local art, downtown in the commercial/hot springs district.
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Les Salon Des Art Divers
Downtown Blues Coffee
Wednesday Nights, 7 – 9 p.m.
Spend an evening with writers, poets, song poets, essayists, and local musicians, including the Blazing Butlers, at a free weekly cultural event for the ages.
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Branigan Cultural Center
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This historic locale hosts changing cultural exhibits, as well as educational programs, classes, and other special events.
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Las Cruces Museum of Art
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hosting a changing slate of exciting contemporary art exhibits, programs for visitors of all ages and an extensive art studio class program.
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Las Cruces Railway Museum
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located in a historic Santa Fe Railroad depot, the museum interprets the railroad history of Las Cruces and the impact of the railroad on southern New Mexico.
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Museum of Nature and Science
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A museum about looking and understanding – looking up to the stars, looking out to the desert, and looking down to see ancient fossils.
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New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Discover the backbone of New Mexico, via this 47-acre interactive museum that chronicles the state’s 3,000-year history of farming and ranching.
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Amador Patio Bar & Grill
The entertainment district comes alive with diverse restaurant choices, upscale nightlife and live music events.
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Amaro Winery & Taproom
Locally owned and operated winery and tasting room, with a Karaoke night, open mic, and rotating list of live events.
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Boneyard Cantina
Delicious street food paired with Icebox craft beer and appearances by local musicians on the main stage.
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Don Felix
Located on the corner of the Mesilla Plaza, with delicious New Mexican cuisine and live music on the patio.
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Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Serving craft beer, craft spirits, killer grub and a mix of local and travelling musical acts to chase the blues away.
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Palacio Bar
A neighborhood watering hole since 1936, they don’t serve food, but the music is lively and the drinks are plentiful.
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Truth or Consequences Brewing Company
A cozy little taproom, featuring craft beers and live music on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
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Vintage Wines
New Mexico wines, beers and cigars in Old Mesilla, with a relaxing patio and live music several nights a week.
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December 16, 2022 – January 20, 2023
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
El Paso County Coliseum
Over 300 of Vincent van Gogh’s colorful artworks are brought to life through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score.
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Through December 30, 2022
Contemporary Ex-Votos: Devotion Beyond Medium
University Art Museum
Guest curated by Dr. Emmanuel Ortega, the exhibition is the first to pair 19th-20th century retablos from the NMAU Permanent Art Collection with new works by contemporary Latinx artists.
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