Be There 12-22-10

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Skate to holiday music on the outdoor ice rink lit with the reflection of holiday lights under the starry night sky from 6-8 p.m. at the Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink. The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is located at 4475 West Road. Call 662-4500 for more information or e-mail larec@lacnm.us.

The United Church of Los Alamos will hold a live nativity on the corner of Canyon and Central 5 p.m. The church will hold two services on Friday, with a family friendly service at 4 p.m. and an 11 p.m. service that will ring in Christmas morning. The church is located at 2525 Canyon Road. Additional information is available at www.unitedchurchla.org or by calling 662-2971.
 Enjoy some Christmas favorites and dance music from the 30s, 40s and 50s as the Los Alamos Big Band plays for the annual Christmas dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information call the Youth Office at IHM Parish, 661-8303.
Dec. 31
Bring in the New Year with the sounds of fireworks at the Los Alamos Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration, from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Visit vallescaldera.gov or call 661-3333 or 866-382-5537 for more information.

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a New Years Eve celebration with a special performance of Agatha Christie’s “Go Back for Murder” and a catered dinner from Cowgirl BBQ. Doors for the show will open at 7:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 a person and will be on sale at the Little Theatre box office, 1670 Nectar Street, 5-
7 p.m. weekdays through Thursday (payment by cash or check only). Tickets are advance sale only and will not be sold at the door. Visit www.lalt.org for more info.

Gather to align your heart’s compass for the new year to love, harmony, beauty and compassion and celebrate in song, dance, breath and meal at the 18th Annual New Year’s Eve Global Peace Gathering at 8 p.m. at Unity Church, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe. The church is located a bit north of Camino De Los Montoyas and 599. $20 suggested donation for the annual fundraiser. A vegetarian potluck dish to share is welcome. Help to make this a fragrance free event. For more information call 438-0820 or e-mail maboud@cybermesa.com.