You know that he was dead, to begin with. Dead as a doornail, in fact. You may also know that he was played beautifully by Statler and Waldorf, even by Gary Oldman and Martin Sheen. But before now, few people have accessed much depth in the character of Jacob Marley from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The Santa Fe Playhouse is turning all that around with their production, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, a tale that plunges the depths of one doomed soul. The show runs from Dec. 8-24, and tickets can be purchased for as little as $20. Don't miss your chance to see the consequence wrought by the weighty chains forged in life. (Maggie Grimason)
Once upon a time—20 years ago to be exact—the city of Burque lit up the BioParkBotanic Gardens with a festival of lights calling it the River of Lights, making it New Mexico’s largest light show. It’s not the holiday season in New Mexico until you find yourself surrounded by light sculptures of all shapes and sizes with a hot cider between your cold hands. Bring the family, take your sweetie or even take your friends on a date. Adult tickets are only $12 and tickets for kids are $6. Aside from being closed on Dec. 24-25, the event lasts until Dec. 30, so go more than once from 6-9:30pm to really soak up the holiday spirit.