A taste of Christmas comes to Ignacio

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Tavian Box sits upon Santa’s lap alongside Mrs. Claus for a photo, which was sold by the Boys & Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe during the Taste of Christmas.
The Ignacio High School bandplays a few Christmas songs outside of the ELHI gym to kickoff the Ignacio’s Taste of Christmas annual event, Friday, Dec. 3.
Marcella Quintana opens the lid of her delicious tamales - which proved to be a big hit at the Taste of Christmas event.
Natalia and Victoria Pena sit on Santa’s lap after telling him what they wanted for Christmas.
Somer Cloud tells Santa what she wants for Christmas.
The Valdez family chooses some goodies from the 8th grade booth.
The Ignacio High School Choir sang traditional Christmas songs, from around the world, “Silent Night” in German to name one.
Face painting always seems to bring smiles to everyone, Aryaii Flores (left) Aletza Flores and friend Aspen Naranjo.
A magical horse drawn carriage ride was a highlight of the evening.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The annual Ignacio Taste of Christmas event drew a smaller crowd than previous years, but the Christmas cheer was evident as holiday goodies were abound, hot cocoa, fudge, fruit cake, gingerbread houses, Christmas songs and of course, pictures with Santa. The event was held in the ELHI Community Center’s gym on Friday, Dec. 2.

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