Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday for so many people but nowhere is this done with more style than Red River! Switch on the Holidays begins in Brandenburg Park at 7 o’clock with Christmas caroling and the annual tree lighting then moves indoors for cocoa, cider, cookies and a special visit from Santa Claus!
It is a New Mexican Christmas tradition to place luminarias or farolitos (paper bags with sand and a lighted candle inside) around houses and along streets. It is also a tradition to place luminaries along a one-way three-kilometer loop at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Guests ski or snowshoe under the warm glow of candlelight and if it begins to snow the effect is just incredible. This is quite possibly the most beautiful holiday experience in North America! Join the Enchanted Forest crew on Christams Day for complimentary chile con queso, green chile stew, posole, desserts and hot drinks in the warming hut.
The week is filled with costume balls, bead tossing, singing and dancing, Cajun and Creole gourmet delights, parades, kids costume contest, cajun cook-off, burning of the Loup-garu, crawfish boils, downhill gator race, and more!
Get ready for the rumble as 20,000+ bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party. Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun. Make sure you ride the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway while you're here - an 83 mile loop through northern New Mexico's most beautiful scenery! Monday morning everyone heads out together to visit the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Angel Fire, then it’s back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Red River Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Art & Wine Festival, Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16, 2018 in Brandenburg Park. Come experience the picturesque Town of Red River while tantalizing your taste buds with fine wines and delicacies.
Larry Joe Taylor's "Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights" Music Festival & Cook-off:
• "Red River Red" CASI Chili Cook-off
• New Mexico State Green Chile Championship
• Lone Star BBQ Society Cook-off
• People's Choice Salsa, Open, & Dessert