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Holiday To-Do List

December 5th, 2015 at 06:42 pm

Here is our list of things to do during the Winter Break. Maybe there are similar things where you live?

Things that are Happening All Month:
- GLOW at the Botanical Garden $9 adults, $6 kids - 5 to 8 pm

- River of Lights in Albuquerque - $12 adults, $6 kids - we haven't done this since F was little, but it's amazing!

- Christmas Eve Farolitos - we do this every year as does everyone where we live - it's free and beautiful. Here's a google search so you can see what it's like: https://www.google.ae/search?q=farolitos+santa+fe&espv=2&biw=1408&bih=689&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizyLOb18XJAhVJWRoKHUN-CccQ_AUIBigB

- Christmas in Madrid - it's an old mining town that is now an artists' community; they LIGHT UP at Christmas! We're going to the parade tonight (free!!!)

- Ice Skating up at the outdoor rink in Los Alamos $5.25 adults $3.75 kids

General Things:
- Hot chocolate
- Cross country skiing (F and I have our own skis)
- Make christmas crackers - we are saving toilet paper tubes!
- Make nisse logs http://smartgirlsdiy.com/2013/12/danish-nisse-logs-christmas-craft/
- do a puzzle
- build a Trader Joe's gingerbread house
- watch it’s a wonderful life
- make lamps for our dollhouse from toothpaste caps I saved
- make yarn covered tree decorations with the yarn cones my friend Marta gave me - something like these: https://www.google.ae/search?q=yarn+covered+yarn+cones+christmas&espv=2&biw=1408&bih=689&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW6JjI2MXJAhXKhhoKHbB0CwsQsAQIGQ#imgrc=kxyC199mVf-aUM%3A

Things that are only on a certain date
- Christmas events at our Plaza (but we won't be here!)
- Holiday Faire at the local Waldorf School
- December 29th - make puppets at the Museum of Art downtown
- December 27th 4 pm - Holiday Circus Cabaret - $20 adults and $5 kids tickets online (we already bought our tickets - it was this or Nutcracker!)

What are you planning on doing?

3 Responses to “Holiday To-Do List”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That is the one thing I remember the most about Albuquerque during Christmas time - is how absolutely beautiful Old Town was decorated! I especially love the luminaries/Farolitos!

  2. Buendia Says:

    It is really pretty, isn't it? I love Old Town; we don't get down there enough... now I am thinking we should stroll around and maybe have dinner there before the River of Lights... great reminder, thank you!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I love luminaries...or any soft white lights! We were at a local Christmas parade today. We may have been biased but we thought our daughter's marching band was the best. Smile The band is in another parade downtown next week. We took a little drive around our neighborhood this evening to see what lights others had on their homes. We have a botanical garden that has a GLOW as well. There is a music concert at school the week after next. I'm sure we'll explore some other festivities in our new area...just need to start exploring a bit.

    Tips on making crackers...is the hat inside yours? Do you include anything else?

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