Winter is a great time to visit New Mexico

From live music to Native art to food and beer, these special events highlight the very best of New Mexico’s unique cultural heritage. 

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Come join the 32nd-annual celebration of food and wine that spreads from Taos Ski Valley to the Town of Taos and everywhere in between. Grab tickets for wine dinners, grand tastings, and educational seminars that'll expand your palate. 

Angel Fire Shovel Races

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of high-speed shovel racing—an event Jetsetter called one of its 11 Craziest Winter Adventures! Party like a local and watch the races unfold from the comfort of the bar. 

Governor’s Feast at Acoma Pueblo

Attending the Governor's Feast at Acoma Pueblo offers a window in time where Native people carry on the customary traditions of their ancestors through Native American pottery making and tribal celebrations — and, of course, bountiful home-cooked food. Educational tours and cultural exhibits are designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of the Acoma People.

Chocolate Fantasia

Stroll galleries, shops, and greet old friends while sampling delicious gourmet chocolate confections — handmade and beautifully displayed in storefronts in and around the town’s historic district.

Mardi Gras in the Mountains

Join us for six days of Mardi Gras events, where the party starts on Thursday and keeps going through Fat Tuesday. Red River Ski & Summer Area will host costume balls, a Cajun-food cookoff, crawfish boils, and much more! 

Cowboy Days

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum hosts an event that will give every member of the family the ability to feel like a true cowboy. There are stagecoach rides, chuckwagon eats, and gunslinging reenactments that'll make the Old West seem new again.


Ski Santa Fe presents local breweries and live music on the deck at Totemoff’s. Join us for a day on the slopes paired with some of New Mexico’s great craft beers!