To Do and See in November

There’s lots to do and see in New Mexico this month. Here are a few suggestions –

Albuquerque and Santa Fe have wonderful museums and galleries that are exciting to explore any time of year.

November 2 in the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) – this is a Mexican and NM holiday celebrated between October 31 and November 2 to remember and honor deceased loved ones. Visits to gravesites are part of the rememberance. This holiday originated from All Saints Day.

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Sandhill cranes return to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in November.  The refuge is in San Antonio, NM (near Socorro).  The 30th Festival of the Cranes will be celebrated November 14-19.  This six day event is a major photography event!

6 sandhill cranes

Fall Fiber Fiesta in Santa Fe – November 19-21 with over 40 local artists.  Woven garments, household goods, and accessories.  Held at the Scottish Rite Temple on Paseo de in Santa Fe.  I don’t have enough woven jewelry to show this time, so I am participating in a sister event, displaying some of my work at the New Mexico Fiber Arts Center in Espanola. Here’s the link for the online event

Fall Fiber Fiesta online

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival in at the Santa Fe Convention Center November 12-14.

Santa Fe Ski opens November 26

Take a hike –  the Sangre de Cristo mountains near Santa Fe are filled with wonderful trails.  There are terrific trails in Albuquerque, too, and elsewhere throughout the state.

Aspens in Fall

These places are always worth a trip –

White Sands near Alamagordo (check out the pistaschios while you are there);

Carlsbad Caverns National Park,

Bandolier National Monument near Los Alamos,

Valles Caldera,

Sandia Park Tramway in Albuquerque,

the Rio Grande Gorge bridge,

the El Malpais National Monument,

and the Gila Cliff Dwellings are just a few examples.