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Museum Foundation

Dec 9

Christmas at the Palace

5:30 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Dec 10

Young Native Artists Winter Show

9 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.

Dec 11

Young Native Artists Winter Show

9 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.

Dec 11

Las Posadas

5:30 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph's search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

Dec 18

Exhibit opening: Dominguez and Escalante

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In Search of Dominguez and Escalante features the photography of Greg MacGregor and Siegfried Halus, who retraced the monumental 1776 expedition, documenting the places and people they encountered in hauntingly elegant black-and-white photographs.

Dec 18

Families Make History monthly workshop

1:30 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Hanukkah is a festive holiday of lights that begins this year on December 24. As part of the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities, bring the family to enjoy some Hanukkah-based activities. Make abeeswax candle to take home. Learn how to play a spinning top game of dreidel and compare it to the Mexican game of pon. First Sunday of the month free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.

Dec 25

Closed for Christmas

12 / New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors are closed on Sunday, December 25. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, December 27.

Dec 8, 2017

Christmas at the Palace

5:30 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Dec 10, 2017

Las Posadas

5:30 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.