Jemez Springs is attractive year round for its many outdoor recreational activities as well as cultural events. The Village hosts several key annual events unique to the area as well as weekly events, retreats, and workshops. Be sure to book lodging well in advance for larger events as capacity is limited.

January:New Year's Eve celebrations throughout the Village
February: Cabin Fever Festival
April:Earth Day Cleanup
July:4th of July Parade and Fireworks
August: Jemez Pueblo Independence Day Ceremony and Run
September: I Heart Jemez Art Fest
October:Jemez Mountain Trail Sale, Jemez Pueblo Feast Day
December: Light Among the Ruins




Light Among the Ruins

Dec. 8 from 5-10 p.m.

The enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s Light Among the Ruins annual holiday event has necessitated changes this year to accommodate large crowds.

To cover the expense of traffic, staffing and crowd management the Historic Site will now charge a per person fee.

In addition to covering the cost of hosting Light Among the Ruins, any additional funds collected beyond expenses will help provide for preservation, future exhibits and programs at the Jemez Historic Site.

Light Among the Ruins will be held Saturday, December 8 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. There are nine blocks of tickets with staggered arrival times every half hour. Reservations are being taken online for every half-hour between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (5 p.m., 5 :30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m.)

The following are parking locations where complimentary shuttle service will be provided :

  • Jemez Springs Community Park (NM-4 and Civic Center Lane)
  • Jemez Pueblo property (just south of the Site at Handmaids of the Precious Blood at NM-4 and St. Joseph’s Dr)
  • Fitzgerald Retreat Center for handicap parking (NM-4 and Riverside Dr)
  • Valles Caldera offices (NM-4 and Villa Louis Martin)
  • Jemez Springs Forest Service Office (NM-4 and Woodsy Lane)

The shuttles will stop at Jemez Plaza as part of their route, for visitors who would like to dine at the restaurants or visit businesses. Please follow signs to the parking areas, where law enforcement and parking attendants will direct you where to park.

The event will go on regardless of the weather. No refunds. Shuttles will be available to and from the Jemez Historic Site to parking locations in the Village of Jemez Springs.

Tickets are: Adult $10 and Children (16 & under) $5. Purchase tickets at


During the Light Among the Ruins event the ruins of Gisewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission Church are decorated with hundreds of traditional farolitos. The evening’s events include Native American flute music and Native American dancers performing between two bonfires (luminarias).

Jemez Historic Site is located at 18160 Highway 4 in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 575-829-3530 or visit

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