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Celebrate the Holidays at the 2019 Museum Hill Holiday Stroll December 13

November 8th, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019 (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Make this holiday season extra special with a memorable and soul-feeding stroll among the cultural treasures on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. Join us for this annual tradition for friends and family. These are the events planned for the annual Holiday Stroll by the individual Museum Hill entities.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture



  • 4 – 7 p.m. Free admission

  • 5 p.m. & 6 p.m.: Tewa Women’s Choir in MIAC Theater

  • 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: Native American dances

  • Renata Yazzie (Diné), pianist, playing classical and holiday music indoors

  • Outdoor tree lighting

  • Ornament workshop for adults and families in Museum classroom

  • Enjoy holiday refreshments

  • Traditional Western holiday music played in Navajo

Museum of International Folk Art



  • 4 – 7 p.m.: Free admission

  • 4 – 7 p.m.: Paint a gourd ornament for the holidays, and enjoy refreshments in the Atrium

  • 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.: Pasión Flamenca –Luís Campos, Fabian Sisneros, Ronaldo Baca, and Nicolasa Chavez present flamenco holiday songs in Vernick Auditorium

Pasión Flamenca is a group of musicians who perform and present the art, heritage and culture of Flamenco. Made up of guitarists, singers and percussionists, Pasión Flamenca will share the wonderful sounds of Villancicos, traditional flamenco holiday songs from Spain. This is not Jingle Bells in Spanish but a fabulous rendering of songs dating back to the Middle Ages on the Iberian peninsula and developing through generations of Gitano communities into the lively and mesmerizing flamenco versions sung currently.The group is made up of Luís Campos and Ronaldo Baca on guitar, singer Nicolasa Chávez and percussionist Fabian Sisneros.

Winter hours are now in effect at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of International Folk Art, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 27, 2020.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian



  • 4 – 7 p.m.: Free admission

  • Cider and biscochitos

  • 15% off fabulous inventory of gifts in the Case Trading Post, the oldest Native American Art Shop in Santa Fe!

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is open 7 days a week 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Santa Fe Botanical Garden



  • 5 – 8 p.m. (last entry 7:30 p.m.) GLOW - A Winter Lights Event at the Garden

  • $10 Advanced; $12 Day of Event

  • Children 12 and Under are FREE 

  • Visit Santa! Live music by Stephanie Hatfield and Bill Palmer

Winter hours at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden are Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through April 1, 2020. 

 

About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs: http://www.newmexicoculture.org/                    

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico’s dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico’s arts and cultural heritage agencies which include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services. Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country. New Mexico’s historic sites and state-run museums are located across the state and include: New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; New Mexico State Library: New Mexico Arts, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology; and the Historic Preservation Division.

Events, news releases and images about activities in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at http://media.newmexicoculture.org/.

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