Seven Ways to Celebrate New Year’s in New Mexico

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December 31 in New Mexico offers many unique ways to ring in the New Year. Here are some of our top choices to spend the holiday!

1. Each year at Valles Caldera on December 31, you can ski or snowshoe under the stars at the Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration that takes place from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Valles Caldera is one of only a few supervolcanoes (not dormant) in the world and the view from the top is stunning.

2. At Angel Fire Resort, Ski Apache and Taos Ski Valley, watch the torchlight parades and New Year’s Eve fireworks illuminate the mountains. You can even participate in the parades if you happen to be a good skier!

3. During the winter months, a number of Native American Pueblos celebrate the season with dance. These traditional dances during the winter months often honor animals and the events are often accompanied by torchlight parades.

4. At Jemez Springs, skiers can slide into the New Year at Valle Grande Preserve. The wonderful New Year’s Eve Celebration includes moonlight snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, fireworks, beverages and lots of fun.

5. The Santa Fe Southern Railway offers a New Year’s Eve Party Train. Take a late night trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and ring in the New Year in style.

6. At the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, the Old Skool New Year’s Eve bash takes place every year. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dance and music.

7. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque features native fusion foods on New Year’s Eve. Have dinner from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by the music dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. Party favors are included.

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