Until Dec 24
Toys for Tots is looking for toy donations
The Marines for Chaves County Toys for Tots program is looking for toy donations for children who might otherwise not have toys for Christmas. The iconic Toys for Tots red train collection boxes can be found at local stores across the region, including the Roswell Daily Record. Toys should be new and unpackaged. For more information on donating, requesting a box, or registering a child, visit roswell-nm.toysfortots.org or call Michelle Williams at 252-548-9579 or Alan Hartwell at 575-347-1915 or send an E -Mail to [email protected]
The Gallery at Mainstreet Arts artist reception
The Gallery at Mainstreet Arts, 223 N. Main St., is inviting the public to its first annual artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m. All represented artists will be present. The artist’s mediums include acrylic, watercolor, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass art, rope, metal and tie-dye. Refreshments served include hot chocolate, apple cider, and treats. For more information, call 575-625-5263.
December 2nd and 3rd
Christmas at the cinema in the city center
MainStreet Roswell invites the public to a family vacation in downtown Roswell on both days. Friday is the annual Electric Light Parade and Santa will light the community Christmas tree at the Chaves County Courthouse. On Saturday, local vendors host a Christmas market and vendors have goodies in the courthouse and downtown. The events will conclude with a free film, The Polar Express, on the courthouse lawn. The organizers suggest bringing chairs and blankets to stay warm. For more information, visit mainstreetroswell.org or the Facebook page.
Santa’s talent scout
Santa’s Talent Search returns at 7:30 p.m. to the Roswell Community Little Theater, 1717 S. Union Ave. VIP tickets are available which include hot cocoa, crafts and pictures with Santa before the performance. The Matthew Palmer Band will also perform. Visit roswelltheatre.com for more information.
Assumption Catholic Church, 2808 N. Kentucky Ave., invites the public to its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall south of the church. Come and enjoy homemade soups and breads while shopping in our bakery with homemade biscuits. Cakes and pies; homemade Christmas crafts; Christmas decorations; Jewelry; and a children’s table where children can buy Christmas presents. For more information, call 575-622-9895 ext. 106
All Inclusive Park Fundraiser at the Anderson Museum
The Kiwanis Club of Roswell is hosting a fundraiser for the all-inclusive park, which they partner with the Autism Society and the City of Roswell. The evening at the Anderson Museum begins at 7pm with singer/pianist Deb DeLucca in “The Carole King Tribute, Home Again”, hors d’oeuvres and a glass of champagne. There will also be a cash bar. Call 575-513-8119 for more information and reservations.
Cowboy Christmas by Michael Martin Murphey
Multi-award winning Michael Martin Murphey performs at 7:30 p.m. for one night only at The Liberty Club, 312 N. Virginia Ave. on. His country and holiday classics show features a full cast, band and dancers led by New Mexico’s western legend himself. For more information, visit thelibertyinc.com or call 575-627-2121.
9th-11th, 13th-24th and December 26th
Tickets for Roswell’s Christmas Railway are available now. Tickets include a reserved wagon ride, hot chocolate from “Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, The Amazing Light Maze, Snowfall Flats, Elf Town Play Area and Christmas Lights. The opening hours are 5-9 p.m. Visit roswellchristmasrailway.com for more information.
10th of December
The Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., invites the public to its Yuletide Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Andy Mason will perform. They will decorate cookies, do crafts and visit Santa Claus. For more information, call 622-7101.
10th of December
Open House of the Museum of Miniatures and Curious Collections
The public is invited to the free Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum open house at 320 N. Richardson Ave. invited to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the museum. The doors are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments are served from 1pm to 4pm. New collections are exhibited. For more information, call 575-208-0662 or visit miniaturesandcuriouscollectionsmuseum.org.
10th of December
The Roswell JOY Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave., will be hosting its Christmas Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Delivery is possible. The center accepts vendors. For more information and to order tickets, call 575-914-0285. For more information for vendors, contact Alex at 575-914-0285.
Drive-through of lights
The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico hosts the Drive-Thru of Lights as a thank you to the Society’s supporters throughout the year. The event includes special Christmas gift bags for the first 50 cars, hot cocoa, Christmas treats and selfies with Santa. Small change donations for the Society’s ongoing programs are welcome. For more information visit roswellnmhistory.org, call 575-622-8333 and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
December 17th and 18th
Vendors can now apply for the third annual Christmas Bazaar at Roswell Mall. The registration deadline is October 31st. All items must be handmade. The bazaar is open on Saturday from 10am to 8pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. No early dismantling. Call Carla Overmier at 575-910-0726 for more information.
RSO Christmas Classical Concert
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Christmas Classics Concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Pearson Auditorium on the grounds of the New Mexico Military Institute. Horse-drawn sleigh ride” and a Christmas sing-along. For more information, visit roswellsymphony.org or call 575-623-5882.
The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the venue or organizer.
If you would like your event to be featured on the entertainment calendar, please email [email protected] or call 622-7710 ext. 309