• Baila! Baila!’s: Christmas in New Mexico

    December 3December 4

  • Explorar Las Artes: Teatro Conmigo

    December 6

  • Arte Poquito: Música de Bebé

    December 8

  • Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

    December 16December 18

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December 2022

Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tour

December 1
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

11:00 am (MST)

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco created by artist Frederico Vigil. Tours of the fresco are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 11am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity.

Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited. (more…)

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Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tour

December 2
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

11:00 am (MST)

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco created by artist Frederico Vigil. Tours of the fresco are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 11am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity.

Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited. (more…)

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Cardboard Playhouse: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR.

December 2December 11
Wells Fargo Auditorium 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:00 pm Friday
2:00 pm & 5:00 pm Saturdays
2:00 pm Sundays 

Cardboard Playhouse presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!

Performances will take place Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, and on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. General admission tickets are $15.

The title, content, photos/images, and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

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Baila! Baila!’s: Christmas in New Mexico

December 3December 4
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatre-goers of all ages. In 2022, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating its 33rd year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large, multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.

Tickets range from $22 to $32, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC Members.

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Explorar Las Artes: Teatro Conmigo

December 6
Wells Fargo Auditorium 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

10:00 am

Children 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers explore dramatic arts and even visit the NHCC Wells Fargo Auditorium. This multi-sensory program includes time for socializing and dramatic play.

Explorar Las Artes is a free, monthly, 45-minute program for children 18 months to 4 years and caregivers that nurtures creativity and provides bilingual introductory arts experiences balanced with social interaction. Each program focuses on different aspects of Hispanic/Latine arts, including music, dance, and storytelling. NHCC instructors model the introduction of core arts concepts to infants and caregivers in a supportive environment.

This program is generously supported through a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant.

Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

 

Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tour

December 8

11:00 am (MST)

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco created by artist Frederico Vigil. Tours of the fresco are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 11am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity.

Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited. (more…)

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Arte Poquito: Música de Bebé

December 8

10:00 am

Infants 0-18 months and their caregivers explore music and rhyme with toddler musical instruments, Spanish rhymes, and even create an art activity with musical notes.

Arte Poquito is a free, monthly, 45-minute program for infants ages 0 to 18 months and caregivers that nurtures creativity and provides bilingual introductory arts experiences balanced with social interaction. Each program focuses on different aspects of Hispanic/Latine arts, including music, dance, and storytelling. NHCC instructors model the introduction of core arts concepts to infants and caregivers in a supportive environment.

This program is generously supported through a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant.

Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

 

Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tour

December 9
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

11:00 am (MST)

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco created by artist Frederico Vigil. Tours of the fresco are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 11am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity.

Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited. (more…)

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Noche de Familia: Encanto

December 9
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Holiday fun for the entire family! Decorate ornaments and craft luminarias, while enjoying music, hot chocolate, and biscochitos. Then, enjoy a free screening of Encanto at 7:00 pm!

Walt Disney Pictures; Directors; Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Castro Smith; 2021; 99 minutes; PG

Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

This program is generously supported by Bank of America and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

Christmas Joy

December 10December 11
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come, Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theater. They come to us with a collection of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

$28, $35 w/ a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available.

Tickets go on sale on Sunday, October 30th at 10 am.

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