Children in northern New Mexico villages once had an extra reason to awaken early on Christmas morning. They had candy to gather!
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Start shopping. Hit the gridiron. Sip fine wines. See the Christmas lights. Marvel at the solstice. Dance like a Matachine. Look, up in the sky, it’s … Santa in a helicopter?
by Edie Dillman, Kate Nelson, and Gwyneth Doland photos by Inga Hendrickson
Shh! Santa’s packaging a sledful of treasures made in and inspired by you-know-where.
What gives the holidays their NM flair? Traditions like community sing-alongs, luminarias, and one over-the-top parade.
Hoop it up. Meet Max Evans. Joust with dragons. Fly with balloons and sandhill cranes. Get bajito y suavecito. A Native American–style comic con with zombies? Yeah, that’s a thing.
by Kate Nelson photos by Photos from Spoken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest By Charles S. King Photos by Addison Doty (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2017)
Native potters tell their stories of earth, fire, and remarkable vision.