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Feliz Navidad magazine celebrates New Mexico's winter holiday culture with special features that include local and regional events, special holiday recipes unique to New Mexico and seasonal traditions only found right here in Santa Fe.

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  • Holiday Events First Lady of Santa Fe New World Cuisine

    winter 2012-13 the Santa Fe new Mexican www.SantaFenewMexican.coM

    Feliz Navidad

  • WALK~~ON WATERElevate Your Life with ART!

    203 WEST WATER STREET SANTA FEIN THE WATER/GALISTEO DISTRICT

    505.988.2966

    November 23rd, 5:30pm Celebrating Women in the Arts in New Mexico

    Paintings by Ernest Chiriacka

    Atelier Danielle Fashion Show Interior Design Artist Lisa Samuel Jewelry by Alice Bailey Designs

    Silent Auction includes Ernest Chiriacka Painting benefiting the NM Chapter of the National

    Museum of Women in the Arts

    Visit casweckgalleries.com for a virtual tour of the event.

    Show & Silent Auction through December 15th.

    Oil on BoardAll Thats Left

    Evening Vestment

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    How would it be. . . if you were able to reach your goals for dental healthin a way that is more comfortable and easier

    than you may have thought possible?

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    NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSComplete your application for assistance online atwww.santafenewmexican.com/emptystockingApplicants who do not have access to a computer can complete anapplication online at several public libraries free of charge andseveral businesses.

    Santa Fe Public Main Library at 145 Washington Ave.

    La Farge Branch Library at 1730 Llano St.

    Southside Library at 6599 Jaguar Dr.

    New Mexico Work Force Connection, 301 W. DeVargas St.

    Hopewell Center, 1800 Espinacitas St.

    All applications must bereceived by 5:00 p.m.on December 7th tobe considered by the EmptyStocking Fund Committee.The Empty Stocking Fundwill consider every applicantwho meets the eligibilitycriteria, without regard torace, creed, place or countryof origin, age, disability,ethnicity, color, genderidentify, marital status orsexual orientation.

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    For more than three decades, theEmpty Stocking Fund has servedas a critical safety net for thoseexperiencing financial challengesin the community. The EmptyStocking Fund provides support ofhousing assistance, car repair, homeheating, utility bills, and more,to help our friends and neighborsexperience a holiday season that istruly merry and bright.

    Watch for daily stories featuringrequests for assistance from localresidents beginning Nov. 23 inThe Santa Fe New Mexican.

    For details on donating funds or services, visitwww.santafenewmexican.com/empty stocking

    Founded by The Santa Fe New Mexican and jointly administered by

    FirstNationalBankof Santa Fe

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    1006 Marquez Place 982-0017 Mon-Fri 8-6 Sat 8-2Gift Certificates www.ValdesArtWorkshops.com

    PICTURE FRAMES

    ART SUPPLIES

    ART CLASSES

    PAINT & GLASS

    AUTO GLASS

    CARDS & ANTIQUES

    Happy

    Holidays!

    The Santa Fe Desert Chorale

    30 thAnniversary SeasonCelebrate Your Holidays

    with Glorious Music

    WINTER FESTIVAL DECEMBER 14-31, 2012

    Santa Fe

    Carols and Lullabies

    Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis

    Dec 14, 18, 20, 21, 22

    The Big Holiday Sing

    Cristo Rey Church

    Dec 15

    The Lighter Side of Christmas

    LewAllen Gallery-Downtown

    Dec 19

    A Toast to the New Year

    Loretto Chapel & Church of the Holy Faith

    Dec 28, 29, 30, 31

    Albuquerque

    The Big Holiday Sing

    Immanuel Presbyterian Church

    Dec 16

    Carols and Lullabies

    Immanuel Presbyterian Church

    Dec 23

    www.desertchorale.org | Online tickets: www.ticketssantafe.org | Tel 505 988 1234

    S a n t a FeD E S E R TCHORALEGlorious Voices. Timeless Music.

    505.983.5264thefirebird.com

    Tool Sets - Log Racks & Hoops | Fireplace Grates - Traditional & KivaFirestarters - All Natural Georgia Fatwood

    Hearth AccessoriesGive the Gift of Fire

    Plaza Mercado 112 W. San Francisco St. Suite 212-C 982-9373

    Monday - Thursday 10 - 5ishFriday & Saturday 10 - 5:30ish

    Sunday 12 - 4ish

    Featuring quality toys andgames from fair-labor

    manufacturers in America,Europe and ports around

    the world

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    Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, and made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Melville Hankins Family Foundation

    OFFICIAL AND EXCLUSIVE AIRLINE OFASPEN SANTA FE BALLET

    CORPORATE SPONSORS PREFERRED HOTEL PARTNER

    MEDIA SPONSORSGOVERNMENT / FOUNDATIONS

    ASPENSANTAFEBALLET

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    Saturday, December 12pm & 7:30pm

    Sunday, December 21pm & 5pm

    The Lensic,Santa Fes Performing Arts Center

    Tickets: 505-988-1234

    Tickets start at $25.

    Groups of ten or more save up to 40% onselected performances and seating areas.

    For more information, call 505-983-5591.

    Share the magic with yourfamily this December!

    SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR

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  • Table ofContents8 Let there be light: Four free downtown events add warmth to holidays

    10 The first lady of Santa Fe: Devotion to Virgin of Guadalupe has deep roots

    14 Light among the ruins: Jmez State Monument celebrates the season

    16 Holiday hangouts: Museum shows, celebrations offer indoor activities

    18 NewWorld Cuisine: Exhibit explores the foods that changed the world

    20 Pleading for posole: Familiar dishes bring comfort to the holidays

    22 Lighting the way home: Sufganiyot celebrate endurance on Hanukkah

    24 Local spirit: Time is on the side of small NewMexico distilleries

    28 Sonic celebration: Ensembles set the table for a feast of holiday music

    30 A land of enchantment: Aspen Santa Fe Ballets Nutcracker

    32 Childs play: Locally owned toy stores reflect owners passions

    34 From author Rudolfo Anaya: A uniquely NewMexican childrens book

    40 Sharing the blessings: Respectful observers welcome at Pueblo dances

    41 Winter feast day dance schedule at Northern NewMexico pueblos

    44 Dashing through the snow: Sleigh rides at Valles Caldera National Preserve

    46 A peaceful New Year: Tibetan monks transform spirit of Santa Fe

    COVER PHOTOKERRY SHERCK

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    PuBLISHED NoVEMBER 17, 2012

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    Dashing through the snow: Sleigh rides at Valles Caldera National Preserve

    PHoToS CLoCKWISE FRoM ToP LEFT:RYANNAN BRYER DE HICKMAN, GENE PEACH,

    KERRY SHERCK

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    TChristmas at thePalace5:30-8 p.m.Friday, December 7Palace of the GovernorsPalace Avenue on the Plaza

    OnDecember 7, thewarmth of luminarias (bonfires) and glow of farolitos (candlesin paper sacks) will fill the courtyard of the Palace of the Governorswith the feel of aNorthernNewMexico village onChristmas Eve.Singing groups andmusicians perform traditional Native American, Spanish and

    Anglomusic in the courtyard, and create a festive atmosphere throughout the roomsof the historic Palace the oldest continuously occupied public building in theUnitedStates.While the entertainers vary from year to year, you can count on an appearance bythe childrens favorite Santa Claus.Its really a highlight to see the Palace of the Governors at night with the light of the

    farolitos and luminarias, said Frances Levine, director of theNewMexicoHistoryMuseum. Light flickers against the thick adobewalls of themore than 400-year-oldstructure, while visitors keep themselveswarm by sipping hot cider and nibblingcookies.Theres a lot to enjoy, she said. A favorite activity is to print your own holiday card

    in the Palace of the Governors press shop.We hear that some families have printed a