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Events Along The Turquoise TrailThe following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.
If you would like to have your Turquoise Trail event included in the list below, please contact Patricia Brown by phone (505) 438-3008 or .
Ski Santa FeNovember 26, 2015 - April 2016
“Godzilla” El Nino is here and has already brought 58 inches of snowfall this season. The most recent storm dumped an amazing 36 inches of snow. We are excited for one of the best openings in decades.
Ski Santa Fe will be opening on Thanksgiving Day with 90% of the mountain and 76 of 79 trails open offering great skiing and snowboarding on powder and packed powder. All lifts will be open including the Millennium Triple Chair, Tesuque Peak Triple Chair, Super Chief Quad Chair, Sierra Double Chair, Easy Street Double Chair, Pine Flats Conveyor and Chipmunk Corner Conveyor.
All facilities will be open including La Casa Lodge, La Casa Café, Ski Santa Fe Sports Shop, Ski & Snowboard Rental Shop and the Coffee Bar. Totemoff’s Bar & Grill will be open to service our guests at mid mountain. Join us at the Snow Sports School and Chipmunk Corner Children’s Center for a ski or snowboard lesson.
Normal rates will apply.
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for more information log on to http://www.skisantafe.com.
Madrid Christmas Open HouseEvery weekend between December 5-24, 2014
Madrid is “New Mexico’s Christmas Town” Beginning in the early 1920's, Madrid miners lit up the town with 150,000 Christmas lights powered by 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. The event was published nationwide in newspapers. It was so famous and impressive that Walt Disney visited and he was inspired create Disneyland. Festivities each weekend 'til Christmas.
Christmas Parade followed by Town of Lights – 4pm on December 5th
Madrid Christmas Open House - 11am-7pm, every weekend through December 20th
Visit the Madrid Old Town Museum exhibition to learn more about Madrid’s Famous Christmastime past. Weekends in the Engine House Theatre
Madrid Merchants offer unique gifts for shoppers, often handmade by local artisans and one-of-a kind treasures. Bring the family and visit with Santa as you stroll down our historic village. Businesses open late on Sat. & all day Sundays.
Madrid, New Mexico 87010
Hibernation HikeSunday, December 6, 2015
Wildlife have many strategies to get through the lean months of winter. On this hike we will learn and discuss how different animals conserve energy to survive cold weather.
Program starts promptly at 10am.
Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
$5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.
Cerrillos Hills State Park
Cerrillos, NM 87010
Animal SuperpowersSaturday, December 19, 2015
What is the connection between your favorite comic book superheroes and wildlife? Learn about specific adaptations that help these animals survive life in the wild.
Program starts promptly at 10 am.
Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM. 87010
Approximately 16 miles south of Santa Fe and 3 miles north of Madrid via NM 14. Take County Road 57 west into Cerrillos village. Donations welcome.
Crawdaddy Blues FestivalMay 14-15, 2016
The music is fantastic and the food will match the music. The Mine Shaft Tavern has the freshest crawfish driven up from SE Texas and cooks it right in front of guests. If you love crawfish, do not miss this event. In addition, shrimp, hamburgers, brisket, gumbo and many other foods will be available. There will be a full bar and plenty of shade. Kids under 12 are free, no coolers, outside beverages or food allowed. Cajun Food & Live Music under the Big Tent. Next to the Madrid Old Coal Town Museum.
Noon to Dusk
The Mine Shaft Tavern
Madrid, NM 87010
Santa Fe Studio TourJune 18-19 & 25-26, 2016
About the Santa Fe Studio Tour: Meet well known and emerging Santa Fe painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, potters and jewelers- in person, in their studios. In collaboration with Creative Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Studio Tour offers unique opportunity for the public to see the artists' latest work and their working environment. Local artists engaged in creating fine art open their studios annually on the last weekend in June. This tour allows visitors to map out their own route and see as many studios as they wish. Most studios have an artist demonstrating their techniques and all studios have art for sale. All information is on the website: http://www.santafestudiotour.com
June 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th
Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden & Studio's location on the tour
(On Highway 14, north of Cerrillos village & south of CR 42 - between mile markers 34 and 35)
3453 State Highway 14
Cerrillos, NM 87010
July 4th Baseball Game & ParadeMonday, July 4, 2016
The annual 4th of July baseball game between Madrid Miners & the East Mtn Riffraff starts at 10am at Oscar Huber Memorial Baseball Park followed by the July 4th parade at high noon.
Madrid, NM. 87010
Cerrillos History HikeSaturday, August 6, 2016
The Cerrillos Historical Society keeps the village history alive with this docent led tour through Cerrillos. Meet on First & Main Street, program starts promptly at 10am. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat & water. 10am-noon.
For more information call Todd Brown (505) 438-3008
Cerrillos Town Wide YardsaleSaturday, August 20, 2016
Annual town wide community yard sale. Tables set up throughout town with unique finds, art & function, baked goods, fun for the whole family. From 9-4.
Cerrillos, NM 87010
For more information (505) 438-3008
Fiesta de CerrillosSaturday, September 17, 2016
Activities for all ages. Food & Beverages, Patriotic Moments, Live Music, Children's Activities, Arts & Crafts Booths, Donkey Races, Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cerrillos Hills State Park displays. Saturday from 9-4pm. Sponsored by Cerrillos Community Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Las Candelas de los Cerrillos. Interested art & craft venders, please email . Donations happily accepted.
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Madrid Christmas Parade - December 5, 2014, 4pm.
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National Scenic BywayOn June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.
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