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Taos Ski Area

Photo by Paul Sableman

Winter in Taos, New Mexico is a special time of year.  Mounting snowfall, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and the welcomed energy brought by visitors from around the world make the mountains of Northern New Mexico the perfect place to celebrate the season with those you care about.  New Years Eve and Day are among the most universally celebrated holidays in the world, and there is no better place to take part in the festivities than the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  From your vacation base at El Pueblo Lodge there are countless unique ways to celebrate New Years in Taos.  For starters, here are three of our favorites for New Years 2014.

Taos, New Mexico is a magical place any time of year, but the town really lights up around the holidays.  There is so much going on locally during the holidays that the city has deemed the celebrations from Thanksgiving to New Years as Yuletide in Taos.  With something for the entire family to enjoy, the holidays in Taos provide a perfect blend of activities, cultural events, and one-of-a-kind celebrations unique to the New Mexican experience.  El Pueblo Lodge, conveniently located a short commute from the heart of downtown, serves as the perfect jumping off point to experience the holidays in the jewel of Northern New Mexico.  Consider attending some of the following mid-December events you plan the dream Yuletide in Taos getaway.

More than a Colorful Decoration

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As you begin to explore Taos and the surrounding area, you are sure to discover things that you have never seen before.  The unique and beautiful peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains will create the breathtaking backdrop for your visit, and downtown Taos provides a bustling community full of one of a kind galleries, eateries, and watering holes.  The more you look the more you see, and as you begin to uncover the intricate details and secrets of this little slice of heaven you will begin to notice vibrant reminders of the Native American culture that predated European settlement.

Kanicha Doll

The Kachina Dolls

From music to art and everything in between, the Pueblo people have left their mark on the Southwestern United States, and the colorful little dolls that adorn many local businesses serve as a reminder of this.  These Kachina dolls serve a very important purpose to the Pueblo people and, even today, are far more than just colorful decorations that you will find around town.


welcome to taos

Photo by: Billy Hathorn at en.wikipedia

The license plates on the cars in New Mexico read Land of Enchantment – a moniker that locals and visitors alike agree is rather fitting.  While the beautiful landscape, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and endless starry skies contribute to the magic of Taos, New Mexico, much of the state’s enchantment can be attributed to the first people to inhabit this corner of the Southwestern United States.


skiThe leaves have already changed color and are beginning to fall here in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.  With the summer hustle and bustle long gone and the first touches of frost on the ground, all eyes are on the upcoming winter.  During harsh winters around the globe, towns become deserted.  People trade in their daily walks for hot chocolate in front of the fireplace or perhaps leave town altogether.  This is not the case in Taos.  With a world-class ski resort just a short drive from downtown; colder temperatures in the mountains mean things really start to heat up in and around Taos!  (more…)

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