events in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Hillsboro, Caballo, Chloride

Featured Events

Dinner is available in Truth or Consequences at Sierra Grande with seatings from 12-2 and from 3-5. Cost is $65 per adult / $32 for kids (tax not included.) T or C Brewing will host its annual Thanksgiving pot luck.

Contact: Sierra County Recreation & Tourism,

Friday, November 25

Bisbee on the Road: A Hitching Post Tour

6-9pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street,

Join an eclectic troupe of performers and artists (many from Bisbee AZ) for a night of entertainment. Performers will include Tamela Turtle, Nate Mahan, Megan McCloud, portraitist Doug Weber, and special guest (TorC’s very own) Hieronymus Bogs. Feel like you need a little something more? Partake in an herbal elixir by local mocktail goddess Lilith’s Playground, or visit the pop-up hot dog stand.

Contact: Zephyr Anders,

This holiday gift-buying event features locally-made, one-of-a-kind items, and this year it’s being held at two locations simultaneously! At the Elephant Butte Events Center, enjoy Shattuck wines, fresh kettle corn and hot dogs while you peruse jewelry, paintings, quilts, wreaths, ornaments, pottery, gourd art, sculptures, hand-made truffles, and much more. Visit Bigfoot Wine Patio to see more art and enjoy food, wine and holiday cheer. Raffles will be held throughout the day, with ticket sales benefitting SCCA.

Contact: Steph Ross, Sierra County Cancer Assistance, 575-740-3971,

Saturday, November 26

Bisbee Troupe at Artist Abbey

6-9pm, Artist Abbey, 103 East First Avenue,

Artist Abbey presents a troupe of performers from Bisbee, Arizona — all seasoned regulars at Bisbee’s Hitching Post Saloon and throughout Old Bisbee. Come welcome interactive performance artist/musician Tamela Turtle, indie-punk duo Slick Pony (Megan Mcloud and Nate Mahan), portrait artist Doug Weber and guest T or C performance artist Hieronymus Bogs for an evening of eclectic artistic inspiration. Homemade vegan Indian meal and snacks provided. Suggested donation: $10.

Contact: Bogs, 347-733-0015, .

Is our water in trouble? Dr. Holly Brause will discuss declining levels of Sierra County’s waterways, our water’s role in agriculture, and methods of water conservation. Enter through the main gate for directions to the training center.

Contact: Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, .

Saturday, December 3

Holiday Chili / Chile Cook Off

9am-4pm, Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187,

Join the Friends of Caballo Lake / Percha Dam for their first Holiday Chili / Chile Cook Off. That’s right, you can enter Texas Chili or New Mexico Chile in this cooking contest. Register asap to pay $25; fees increase to $35 after November 19. Entrees will be judged by the public, and prizes will go to the top three dishes. There’s a dessert contest too; contact the organizers for more info. Baked goods will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Rebecca Foertsch at 575-740-2907, or Tim Hargrove at 915-780-8246.

Contact: Rebecca Foertsch or Tim Hargrove, Friends of Caballo & Percha Dam State Parks, 575-740-2907, .

The main event happens at the Hillsboro Community Center, where local artists and artisans sell handmade gifts, goods and holiday treats. While you’re there, stroll Hillsboro’s scenic streets and check out the historic homes and storefronts. Visit the Black Range Museum to learn local history and peruse even more gift items. Each year a Christmas in the Foothills poster is created by a local artist or artisan, and signed copies are available for sale at the event. 

Contact: CITF Committee of the HCC,

Daily, except Tues & Wed, December 3-11

Yuletide in Chloride

10am-4pm, Chloride, Wall Street,

Enjoy a scenic drive to Chloride, the holiday charm of a ghost town, and great deals on works by more than 30 local artisans at the Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, where you’ll receive a free gift with a designated-dollar amount purchase. During your visit, step back in time with a visit to the Pioneer Store Museum.

Contact: Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery,

Saturday & Sunday, December 3-4 & 10-11

Monticello Holiday Store

10am-3pm, Monticello Plaza,

All sorts of wonderful handmade holiday gifts are available for two weekends only. Numerous local artisans and farmers offer balsamic vinegar, harissa, essential oils, herbal products, jewelry, bread, jams, jellies, posole, wreaths, ornaments, knit wear, custom knives, sweet treats, ornaments, and many other items. Cash or checks only.

Contact: Claudia Jeffery, more info

Friday, December 9

Old-Fashioned Christmas

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway and in between,

Visit downtown Truth or Consequences for a fun festive night out during Old-Fashioned Christmas! The event is sponsored annually by MainStreet Truth or Consequences and usually includes a tree-lighting, Parade of Lights, and chance to hang out with Santa Claus.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences,

December 9-10-11 and 16-17-18

TorC Community Theatre Presents: A Twisted Christmas Carol

7pm Fri & Sat, 1pm Sun, T or C Civic Center, 400 West Fourth,

It’s Christmas Eve in a small west Texas town, and cantankerous barbecue joint owner Buford Johnson is skipping Christmas! He storms off, gets in an accident, and ends up in coma where he’s visited by his ex-business partner, Hank Walker, as the ghost of Christmases past, present, and future. This spoof of Charles Dickens’ classic was written by Phil Olson. Tickets are $12-25 and can be purchased online or at the door. Advance reservations are required for dinner theater on Saturday.

Contact: Truth or Consequences Community Theatre, 575-740-2174, tickets

Saturday, December 10

Luminaria Beachwalk & Floating Lights Parade

5-8pm, Elephant Butte Lake State, enter through the main gate,

The Luminaria Walk, sponsored by Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park and Elephant Butte Lake State Park, features thousands of luminarias lining paths on the beach leading to community-sponsored campsites with posole, chile, cocoa, cookies, s’mores, and more. Join the carolers, visit Santa, or stop by designated campsites to make a donation to Make-A-Wish. Meanwhile out on the lake, the Floating Lights Parade starts at 6:30pm. Anyone wanting to enter a decorated boat should call 575-744-5567. State Park day use entrance fees are $5 per car; ride your bike or walk in for free.

Contact: Mark Jimenez, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-740-2706, . updates

Hailing from Phoenix, Joe Baker brings 1920s jazz, western swing, blues, and early country to T or C.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

The NM Humanities invites the creators of the documentary “Truth or Consequences” (2020) to New Mexico for a screening tour of the film and an evening of reflection and conversation on themes of place, memory, progress, and history. The program includes a Q&A with the filmmakers and some community members featured in the film. Free.

Contact: Bethany Tabor, RSVP

Weekly Events

Tuesdays, Thursdays

Heart Light Yoga

8:45am, Elephant Butte Community Center, 313 Rio Grande Circle,

Gentle-to-moderate level yoga. $20 per month. Non-residents who are visiting: text Susie for info on dropping in.

Contact: Sherry Veglia, 228-671-9667, .


Tuesday Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Call ahead to schedule or walk in and check availability for massage by Roger Swanson (505-459-5607). Suggested donation: $25+ per half hour.


Tuesdays, Thursdays

Free Chair Yoga

11am, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street,

The class is held inside the roomy Civic Center or — when weather allows — outside on the lawn under shade trees.

Contact: Sherry Veglia, 228-671-9667, .

Tuesdays, Thursdays


4-5:15pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Groove is a dance experience, of rhythm that will work your mind and body. You should wear comfortable/loose clothing you can dance in and danceable non-scuffing shoes, bring water to stay hydrated! Taught by Daymeon Rembert. $9 per class.


Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays


5pm, Gene Speer Tennis Courts, 100 Block of W. Third Street,

Anyone is welcome to join the group for play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Introductory sessions are available too; call for info.

Contact: Amy Claesson, 575-740-1501, .


Slow and Steady Flow

Create space in your body and mind through a gentle flow. Tons of cues and variations make the class accessible to all levels.

Contact: Marlena, 845-807-2265,


Align and Shine Yoga

Functional movement plus breath work to create balance in body and mind, ending with a 15-20 minute yoga nidra.

Contact: Marlena, 845-807-2265,


Friday Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Silvia Villanueva is a Reiki master practitioner who combines a variety of Reiki techniques alongside shamanism, angelology, and Buddhist healing mantras for wellbeing. Call her to schedule a session, as appointments are required.

Contact: Sylvia Villanueva, 915-274-6495, .


Kundalini Yoga

10-11:15am, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Andrea Ahava is a Taught by certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and owner of Hot Springs Glamp Camp Andrea Ahava. Her teaching style is gentle yet encouraging; she creates a safe, fun and loving environment to support you on your journey.



Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Dance

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Repeats weekly on Saturdays.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .

alternating Sundays

Silent Blender

10am-noon, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Come as you are and leave your inhibitions (and words) at the door for this all instrumental mood-and-genre-jumping dance party.  Silent Blender leaves out lyrics and verbal communication to create a safe and conscious listening and dance experience. $10 at the door, age 16+. Sign up early! This event sells out.

Contact: Abigail Nace, rsvp on Instagram
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