Jolt Worthy Holiday Events 2018

26 Oct, 2018

We have selected 13 special holiday events to feature as Jolt Worthy during the months of November and December. These events offer unique opportunities to play, learn and give during the holiday season (from Veterans Day to Christmas Day). For specific details about a featured event, click on the event title to be directed to its listing. To discover additional holiday events visit the community calendar at   

Gateway to Imagination
This annual national juried art show is held at the Farmington Museum & Visitor Center.  The show features a variety of artwork including paintings, watercolor, sculptures, photographs and mixed media. The exhibit will be on display November through Dec 1, 2018.

Stuff the Bus
Help local families in need this holiday season by taking part in American General Media’s Stuff the Bus event on November 17, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Bring non-perishable food donations for ECHO Food Bank to the AGM bus in Albertson's parking lot, 4909 East Main, Farmington.

Festival of Trees
From November 28 to December 1, guests can explore a winter wonderland amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees, at the annual Festival of Trees. There are a series of events associated with this Presbyterian Medical Services fundraiser.  From the family friendly Teddy Bear Story Time to the Holiday Happy Hour. This event is held at the Farmington Civic Center.

Christmas Parade
On November 29, 5:30 to 6:30pm, jump start the holiday season with Farmington’s annual Christmas parade. Bundle up for this evening parade of lights, through Historic Downtown Farmington, along Main Street. The 2019 theme is "A Magical Christmas”.

Discover Farmington’s holiday spirit, along the Animas River! On November 30, 6:00 to 8:00pm, luminarias, carolers and a live nativity transform the river walk trails and Berg Park for this holiday celebration.

San Juan College Luminarias
December 1, from 5:00pm to midnight
, a glimmering array of luminarias will shine from the rooftops, along sidewalks, courtyards and parking lots across the San Juan College campus. The display is open for drive or walk through visitors.

Miracle on Main Street
Celebrate the magic of Christmas on December 2, 2:00 to 6:30pm at the Farmington Civic Center.  Festivities include live entertainment, free crafts and games for the kids, family bingo, picture ops in a giant life-sized snow globe, craft fair, food vendors, a chance to meet Santa, the lighting of the giant tree and more!

Live Navajo Nativity
Since 1985, Navajo Ministries has presented this annual live nativity. A local favorite, it is a must not miss Christmas tradition. This live nativity uses traditional Navajo clothing and live animals and is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children. This drive thru event will take place December 21, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This is a free event, donations and canned food collected onsite.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Create lasting family memories and enjoy a holiday classic, as you experience this acclaimed version of the Nutcracker.  Performance will take place December 24, from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Farmington Civic Center. Get your tickets early!

New Year’s Mandala
Help create a New Year’s treat for local wildlife on December 29, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Join the fun and add colorful seeds to a giant mandala within the Xeriscape Gardens at the Riverside Nature Center.  Stick around to watch the birds and animals enjoy this artful treat.


Veteran's Day Lunch
On November 9 from 10:30am to 1:00pm all ages are invited to the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center for the annual Veteran's Day Lunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to thoughtfully celebrate Veterans Day, with local veterans and their families.

Giving Thanks for Our Veterans
The Farmington Indian Center will host their annual dinner to honor, thank and recognize all veterans and their families for their service to our great country. This special event is open to all, November 9 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Curator's Choice Lecture Series
On November 10, 3:00 to 4:00pm, the Farmington Museum will present “God Bless America and John Wayne”.  Learn how John Wayne’s persona came to embody the American West, abroad and at home.  This lecture series is very popular, come early to secure your seat.

Jolt Worthy Events are selected by the FBA. The FBA consists of local residents, organizations and businesses working together to energize how we live, work, play and stay Farmington. As a group, they have chosen to highlight events that go above and beyond to energize life journeys through exceptional performances and unique opportunities. Each month, the FBA meets for the Action Team Meeting and votes on the top upcoming events from the official community calendar.  Event organizers interested in endorsement need only submit their event to the calendar and are invited to attend the Action Team Meetings.  Events are typically voted on two months in advance.  

Author: Ingrid



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