Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights–Parade of Lights starts at 5:30 pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through Midtown. The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Toys for Tots and encourage everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Parade of Lights. During the parade Toys for Tots will have a float and will be collecting toys. Marines will be walking along the float picking up the toys that are brought to the parade.
After enjoying the Festival of Lights Parade in Midtown, head over to Wingfield Park for a free Festival of Lights After Party. Beginning at 7:00 PM, there will be food, drinks, an outdoor showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, winter activities for the kids, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and Santa will be on hand for photos. Be sure to join the fun!
Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a 30-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host and speaker.
Calling all foodies and wine lovers: This is a great opportunity to sample New Mexico wines while enjoying local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and local brews for those who aren't wine drinkers. Fun for everyone!
Treat your beloved to a delicious meal prepared for two at Hunt & Harvest at The Mercantile. Dinner reservations begin at 6 pm and will be taken until 9 pm. $100 tickets include 5 courses and two glasses of wine.
Valentine's is about love, so what better way to share some love than with your favorite gal pals. Kicking off the holiday is Galentine’s at Enchanted Vine. The event begins with a yoga session (bring your own mat), followed by cocktails and brunch, and then a clothing swap! There will also be card making crafts to help you create a Valentine for your loved one. Reserve your space now at Eventbrite.
Rodney Carrington has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 5 the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top 5 again this year as he regularly performs to sold-out crowds across the US, Canada, and even Australia.
Gene Watson’s powerful voice and multi-octave range makes him one of the most masterful voices in Country music. His long career has notched five number ones, 23 top tens and over 76 charted singles. Watson can sing the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent – a gift that’s delivered so smooth, mellow and true in his many hits like “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,” “Nothing Sure Looked Good On You” and “Farewell Party.”
Saturday, February 9 at 7pm • $39 - $65
Southern Fried Chicken Buffet at 5pm, $20
Dine for a cause at this 10 course gourmet meal with each course prepared by a different White Apron Society Chef and paired with a wine from Noisy Water Winery. All proceeds go to support High Mountain Youth Project to benefit homeless youth. Limited tickets available.
Support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks of food to school children living in poverty. Bring $10 worth of nonperishable food items to Ruidoso Winter Park on Sunday February 3, 2019, and receive a free tubing ticket!
Bettman & Halpin have been touring as a duo since 2008 and will be playing live on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House, Their music takes the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin; to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics. Tickets $20 at Eventbrite.
The social event of the season. Food, entertainment, and an opportunity to bid on many items and services from local and regional businesses and artists. Admission $10.00
Not only are Jones and Miles great people, but they’re great musicians kicking out folky, bluegrass songs that will get you on the dance floor. Go see for yourself when they’re playing live at the Lost Hiker Brewing Company on Friday, January 19, 2019. They’ll be a food truck on site and the freshest beer in town.
INTOCABLE is one of the most influential groups in the Tejano/Norteño music scene today. Their road to success began twenty years ago in Zapata,Texas, when friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez dreamed of bringing their songs to the world as they crafted a unique and extraordinary style of music which expertly fuses Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock.
Returning by popular demand Bobby Luster returns to White Oaks with classic western music at the No Scum Allowed Saloon. Join the fun with their Ugly Christmas Sweater contest and, with a little luck, Santa may arrive early. Call (575) 648-5583 for information and reservations.
Enchanted Vine & Noisy Water Winery invite snow lovers of all ages to join the party! Live music. NM Craft Beer & Wine. Artisan vendors and local businesses. Snowmageddon bonfire. Fun for the whole family.
You don’t want to miss Tracy live in concert as he performs some of his biggest hits at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, December 8.
Sharing the Harmony. VoicePlay, a 5-member full a cappella group is unlike any theatrical experience available today. They recreate the entire orchestrated sound of a musical production with nothing but the human voice!
Bring the kids for this FREE event filled with sweet treats, family-friendly entertainment and spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting. While you’re there, you can try your luck at the casino, schedule a spa treatment, or enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s many restaurant venues.
During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables. No snow is required to enjoy a crisp winter evening and the holiday decorations of Ruidoso's oldest neighborhood. Call Grindstone Stables at 575-257-2241 to make reservations, or visit grindstonestables.com
Enjoy Ruidoso’s first-class tubing area, Ruidoso Winter Park, with twists, turns, bumps, jumps and bobsled curves and tubing fun for the entire family. Opening day is scheduled (weather permitting) for Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Please call to confirm. 575-336-7079