Aztec Sparkles

Aztec Sparkles

Previously Held December 11, 2021
Aztec, New Mexico
Aztec celebrates Christmas with Aztec Sparkles! Aztec Sparkles takes places on December 11th. The Find the Grinch activity runs from December 3rd-11th.

Event Information

Aztec, New Mexico
Along Main Ave Aztec, New Mexico
City of Aztec
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(505) 334-7600

Aztec, New Mexico celebrates the Christmas season with Aztec Sparkles. 

Find the Grinch! 

The search runs from December 3rd-11th.  Pick-up game sheet at participating business.  Find the Grinch in window or inside business.  Get 10 sightings varified by having business initial your form and leave completed form at the 10th business to enter drawing.  A complete list of participating businesses is available at Winner of random drawling will be announced at the parade on December 11th.

December 11th

All day Events: 

Art show with snacks and beverages at Feat of Clay, 107 S. Main.


DJ & music by Sound Machine at Chaco & Main Ave.


Santa Dash 5k & 10k.  Hosted by ATOS.  Starts at Aztec Municipal Complex and goes to Aztec Ruins.  Register early at  Race day registration is also available. 


Ceramic painting at 550 Taproom. 119 E Chuska St.   


Carnival for all boys and girls at the Aztec Boys & Girls Club.  311 S. Ash St.


Hay rides at Zia St & Main Ave.

Pictures with Anna and Elsa by Inspire Dance Academy at Main Ave Plaza


  • Santa at Sweet Bean, 100 N. Main Ave.
  • Cocoa & cider at 550 Brewing Taproom, 119 E Chuska St. 
  • Coca at Main Ave Plaza by the VFW
  • Piano players at the Aztec Museum, Feat of Clay and Ryan Lane Law Offices 
  • Face painting at the Aztec Theatre. 104 N. Main Ave.
  • Performances at Main Ave Plaza 


Whoville/Grinch Costume Contest at Chaco St & Main Ave.
Parade registration and line up at the 100 block of N. Mesa Verde Ave. Parade entry forms can be picked up at the Aztec Visitor Center at 110 N. Ash Ave.  The visitor center is open from 8-5 Tuesday-Friday.  Forms must be returned by Friday, December 10th.  


Christmas Parade!  The parade will be on Main Ave in Aztec.  The tree lighting will be at Minium Park following the parade.



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