Above: Jemez Historic Site's Light Among the Ruins events. Photograph by NMTD.

New Mexico is bringing the adventures to light up the month!

Farolitos at Giusewa
Jemez Historic Site, November 30 & December 14

Dancers from Jemez Pueblo move to flute music against the glow of hundreds of farolitos at Jemez Historic Site’s Giusewa Pueblo and the San José de los Jemez Mission on two dates this year, November 30 and December 14. nmhistoricsites.org

Thrifters Unite
Albuquerque, December 6–8

If hunting for mid-century modern furniture, Tiffany-inspired glass, or Arts and Crafts–era housewares is your thing, then get to Vintage Market Days, at Expo New Mexico, in Albuquerque, where dealers will present enough antiques and vintage goods to keep your thrifting heart happy. vintagemarketdays.com

Our House
Las Cruces, December 6–8

Come out to the Holiday Bazaar, three days of shopping at the Las Cruces Convention Center, featuring local artisans from all across southern New Mexico. The Bazaar is La Casa Inc.’s largest fundraising event, helping to benefit the nonprofit’s initiatives to support victims of domestic violence. On Facebook

Light Up the Night
Santa Fe, December 7

Carrying on the tradition of providing a unique holiday market, String of Lights brings local vendors, food, drinks, and an on-site photo booth to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion. Make a night of holiday shopping and hanging with friends. ahafestival.com

Farolitos and Luminarias
Los Luceros Historic Site, December 7

Why pick one when you can have both? Los Luceros Historic Site, near Española, hosts an evening of northern New Mexico traditions, where bonfires and candlelit paper bags will illuminate the landscape beneath age-old cottonwood trees. media.newmexicoculture.org

Silver’s Bells
Silver City, December 7

Hand-bound books, ceramics, painted gourds, stained-glass artwork, and so much more will be available at Silver City’s Artisan Holiday Market. It’s free, which means more money to spend on the good stuff. On Facebook

Art of the Handmade
Santa Fe, December 14

Alumni, faculty, students, staff, and other Native American artists will have their original art, jewelry, and other giftables on sale at the Institute of American Indian Arts Holiday Art Market. iaia.edu