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Town of Taos New Year's Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year's Eve on Taos Plaza from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Mayor Dan Barrone and family will be serving a pig roast dinner to the community and visitors as we countdown the New Year with the Balloon Release at 9:00 PM and Fireworks at 10:00 PM. A special performance by Michael Hearne from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM then the Damn Band from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. It's a fun, family-friendly celebration!

Parking and vehicular traffic will be closed on the Taos Plaza from 1:00 PM up to 12:00 AM as we get ready; the Plaza will be open to foot traffic all day.

Just a reminder to shop locally this holiday season and receive GREAT DISCOUNTS at participating local businesses! Free 2-hour parking on all metered parking lots until December 25, 2017 courtesy of the Town of Taos, The Mayor, and Town Council.

New Year's Celebration parking will be available at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Loretto Parking Lot, Town Hall, and Taos Public Library. For handicapped parking and for people requiring ADA access to the event, there will be extra parking at Guadalupe Parking Lot and the area next to the McCarthy Parking Lot directly behind the old County Courthouse.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Taos Facilities and Events Department.

 





Ornament & Craft Making

Christmas is coming up and the Town of Taos Community Events and Taos Youth & Family Center would like to help children of all ages make Christmas ornaments for their Christmas tree or to give as Christmas presents.  Ornament & Craft Making will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Taos Youth & Family Center located on 407 Paseo del Canon, East. 

This event is FREE!  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Materials and examples will be provided, just bring your imagination.   Come and have some creative fun!!!   For more information call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com.

 






31st Annual Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting -
Friday, December 1, 2017 -
at Taos Plaza - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The 2017 Town of Taos Christmas Season officially kicks off with the lighting of our Town Christmas tree during the 31st Annual Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Taos Plaza.  Join Mayor Dan Barrone, our Council and the wonderful community of Taos at this annual event!  This year we honor our living tree as Mayor Barrone and family bring in a beautiful tree to be placed on the Plaza from our local forest!

Events includes:  Welcome by Town Manager Rick Bellis, Invocation and Holiday Greetings by Ruben A. Romero (Taos Pueblo Governor), and Curtis Sandoval (Taos Pueblo War Chief), Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire truck handing out treat-filled stockings to children, once again donated by the Taos Optimist Club Elves.

Music and merriment provided by the Mariachi Jaguar Encantado, Mystic Dance, Ballet Taos present a teaser performance of “A New Mexico Nutcracker”, and our Annual Electric Light Parade with participants from all over Taos!

Join the Fiestas de Taos Royal Court as they welcome in the Christmas season, as the Town of Taos Management Team Lights the Plaza Farolitos. 

Mayor Dan Barrone will welcome in the season with a special Holiday Greeting and the Countdown to the Lighting of the Plaza.

Complimentary cookies and hot chocolate will be served. 

Take your picture with Santa!  2 ½” x 4” photo, $3.00 for 1 or 2 for $5.00.  Proceeds benefit the Town of Taos Employee Recognition Team.

Christmas wreaths will be available for $35.00, small trees for $65.00 and large trees for $135.00.  All items come with pre-strung lights.  Proceeds benefit Dream Tree Project.

Edu@Work Café from Taos High School will be providing the food concession.  The menu includes: Posole with Pork and Red Chile - $7.00, Green Chile Corn Chowder - for Vegetarians -$5.00.  Hot entrees will be served with whole wheat flour tortillas, gluten free Chile and Chowder.  Pumpkin rolls will be available for - 1/2 size $8.00, Full size $16.00 and Coffee for $1.50. 

Parking and vehicular traffic will be closed as we get ready on the Taos Plaza from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM; however, the Taos Plaza Merchants will be open to foot traffic. FREE event parking will be available at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Loretto Parking Lot, Town Hall, and Taos Public Library. AFTER 5:00 PM all metered parking lots will be free. For handicapped parking and for people requiring ADA access to the event, there will be extra parking at Guadalupe Parking Lot and the area next to the McCarthy Parking Lot directly behind the old County Courthouse. 

The event is sponsored by the Town of Taos Facilities and Events Department and Taos Optimist Club.  For more information contact Judy Esquibel at (575) 751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com

 





Added Town of Taos Information:

The Town of Taos now uses a public, online auction website to dispose of items no longer needed, Public Surplus.  This is an "EBAY' type of site -- a perpetual auction with items regularly added, so check back often for new listings.  Examples of Town items include: vehicles, furniture, computers, office supplies and selected heavy equipment.  All items are sold “as is” and “where is”.  For more info., contact Antonio Fresquez, Fixed Assets Clerk, Town of Taos, , (575) 751-2584.. 

Catch the Town of Taos’ Taos Express – round trip bus service between Santa Fe and Taos every weekend for $10.  For info. and reservations, TaosExpress, (575) 751-4459.

 

 

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