Upcoming holiday events

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Christmas at Amistad. Arts and crafts booths, carnival type games for children, Open House at “Little House on the Prairie Museum,” on Hwy 402, 23 miles north of Nara Visa.

Dec. 5: 7 p.m. Christmas Bonanza Bingo, $1,000. Bingo packs $25. VFW Post #2528, 105. E. Main St, Tucucmari. Call 461-3061.

Dec. 7 – 8: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Holiday Arts and Culture Sale, featuring handmade items for holiday gifts by members of the Eastern New Mexico Art Space, 201 S. Second St., Tucumcari. Call 461-9908.

Dec. 8: 6 p.m., Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. There will be 1st and 2nd place awards in three categories: Religious, Christmas General, and Recreational. The recreational category includes anything on wheels: horses, wagons, semi-trucks, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, bicycles, tractors, tow trucks, bobcats, dump trucks, buses, fifth wheelers. You may also enter and not be judged. No entry fee and you don’t have to be a Chamber member to enter. Call the Chamber to register your float at 461-1694.
Entry Guidelines:
• All entries must be lighted
• No live Santa on floats other than the Official Santa on the Emergency Vehicle
• Do not throw candy into or at the crowd (for safety)

Dec. 8: After the Parade of Lights, Santa will visit the Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd.

Dec. 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holiday Arts and Culture Sale by members of the Eastern New Mexico Art Space, 201 S. Second St., Tucumcari. Call 461-9908.

Dec. 9: 7 p.m., “One Small Child” a Christmas musical, created and arranged by Tom Fettke and performed by the Center Street United Methodist, Tucumcari and San Jon United Methodist Church under the direction of Harold Sloan, at the Methodist Church in Grady.

Dec. 9: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Helping Hands Hospice “Home Tour.” Tickets are $15 per person. You must have your ticket to enter each of the eight residences and businesses. You may begin at any of the sites listed below and visit them in any order. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Gallery 111 Fine Art and Bed & Breakfast. Call 461-0099 for ticket information. Here are the properties on teh tour:
• 2601 South 4th Street
Yvonne & Yvette
Built in 1965, this eclectic home features various harmonious styles with a spacious, light-filled, open floor plan that includes a secluded hot tub and swimming pool.
• 2119 South 4th Street
Ralph and CeCe Arias
This 1950s-style house has been enlarged and transformed into a modern contemporary home. Most of the renovations and remodeling are by Ralph Arias, with the help of his wife, CeCe, and family members.
• 3202 Tiffany Ave.
Tammy Fang
Tri-level home, featuring game room, that’s sited on a hill with beautiful views.
• 200 East Estrella Ave.
Gracie J’s Gifts (Discovery Inn) Gifts, fashion accessories and home décor.
• 112 South Main Street
Pajarito Interiors
Retail furniture and interiors including carpet, tile and window fashions.
• 2623 South Adams
Holiday Express Hotel & Suites
Tucumcari’s newest hotel opened this past spring. It has an on-site fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and dry sauna and a game room for kids.
• 711 East Route 66
Cornerstone Deli & Frozen Custard
The newest place to eat, specializing in frozen custard
• 307 East High Street
Gallery 111 Fine Art & Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1907 of red sandstone, the Gaudin Home has arche-tucher, original light fixtures and hardwood floors.

Dec. 11: 6 p.m., VFW Post #2528 Ladies Auxiliary holiday party, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66, Tucumcari.

Dec. 11: Chamber Residential and Commercial Lighting Contest Judging, 1st place – $75, 2nd place – $50, 3rd place – $25. Call the Chamber to have your entry judged, or, if you see a house or business that you think is decorated nicely, call in the entry to: 461-1694.

Dec. 14: 5 to 5:30 p.m., Christmas tree lighting and carolers sponsored by Tucumcari Main Street on Second Street in the area in front of the old train depot.

Dec. 15: 7 p.m., Mariachi Christmas, Mariachi Tepeyac, Baile Baile dancers, Romano Enrique, Lydia Solano, and Tucumcari’s own Reynaldo Maestas. Presented by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities. Tickets are $10 or two for $15. Children under 12 w/adult: $2 each. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy or from any board member.

Dec. 16: 7 p.m., “One Small Child,” a Christmas Musical presentation at the San Jon United Methodist Church, San Jon.

Dec. 21: 7 p.m., “One Small Child,” a Christmas Musical presentation at the Center Street United Methodist Church, 406 E. Center St., Tucumcari.

Dec. 23: 10:30 a.m., “One Small Child, a Christmas Musical will be presented at the Center Street United Methodist Church, 406 E. Center St., Tucumcari.

To list events in the holiday calendar, e-mail chelle_delaney@link.freedom.com or call 461-1952. The deadline is 10 a.m. the day before the paper comes out. Items must include event, time, date, location, and contact number.