Although New Mexico might not be on the bucket lists of many holiday travelers, the city of Taos offers an impressive array of holiday events.

The town celebrates Christmas in a unique yet traditional way that honors both Native American and Hispanic culture.

Visitors can wander the shops and galleries of Ledoux Street, which is lit with farolitos (small lanterns made from paper bags) every December. On Christmas Eve, there's a massive bonfire and procession, and on Christmas day, there's the Matachinas Dance, a Native American ceremonial dance featuring people of the Taos Pueblo.