News from Carlsbad, New Mexico

Woman and child at night on a boat

Christmas on the Pecos

Holiday Boat Tours, November 29 to December 31

Considered one of the Top 100 “Must-see Events in North America,” Christmas on the Pecos is an annual celebration of the holidays featuring an enchanting boat tour through a fairyland of twinkling light displays. Gaze at the magical shimmering effect of colorful holiday-themed displays as you cruise along the Pecos River. Daily boat tours run November 29th through December 31st, except Christmas Eve. It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit! Learn more here.

Night Of Lights – A Nutcracker Jubilee

November 30, 2019, 3pm to 7pm

Enjoy an evening of holiday tradition and artistic experiences including the grand illumination of the community Christmas tree. Night of Lights, A Nutcracker Jubilee will feature headliner Holly Tucker, the Early College High School Singers, Accidental Harmony, Cheryl’s School of Dance and DJ G Money with Da Crew. Hosted by the City of Carlsbad and Creative Carlsbad Arts Council, Night of Lights also features food trucks, vendors, children’s crafts and more! The United Way will be hosting a Santa Fun Run as well. See you at Halagueno Arts Park (101 S. Halagueno St.), before Carlsbad MainStreet’s Electric Light Parade. Find more information here.

Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival

The perfect complement to other holiday festivities, the Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival takes place December 6th and 7th. Enjoy tastings from wineries across New Mexico paired with holiday foods. A VIP party will be held on Friday, December 6th from 6:00-9:00pm. Saturday is from 12:00-6:00pm and will also feature a craft fair where you can find the perfect holiday gifts. Reserve your spot here.

Skating Rink

A December to Remember

This year’s Christmas on the Pecos is adding two new attractions to make the whole experience even more exciting. Take a spin around a synthetic ice rink or climb “Everest,” a 30-foot tall inflatable slide that offers several different paths to the bottom. These two new activities will help create A December to Remember before or after your boat tour. Skate rental will be available onsite, and both are perfect for the kid in all of us. Available December 12-15.