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. 

Big Ol' Texas Weekend

The annual Big Ol’ Texas Weekend celebrates the Texas way and the unique roots we share. Nestled in the beautiful Northern New Mexico mountains of Angel Fire, this fun-filled weekend includes: headline concerts, a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, food and whiskey samplings, and the world-famous Big Texas Steak Challenge!  (MORE)

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.  (MORE)

Governor’s Feast at Acoma Pueblo

Discover the centuries-old history of New Mexico’s southwest Indians. 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.  Educational tours and cultural exhibits are designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of the Acoma People.  (MORE)

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 a festive Children’s Parade on the snow, a “Gator” plunge, and much more!  (MORE)

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. The theme for 2018: Travels Through Time.  (MORE)


Join us for a day on the slopes paired with some of New Mexico’s great beers! Eight local breweries will be pouring their delicious craft brews, and Soul Foundation will be providing some rockin’ tunes.  (MORE)

Pajarito Skiesta

Skiesta has been a wacky spring event that celebrates the unique mountain culture of Los Alamos—the very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes, and a 50-cent hotdog lunch! The tradition continues in 2018, where the mountain will pay homage to the wonderful sport of skiing and snowboarding. (MORE)