Ignacio Taste of Christmas

Students of Hope Community Christian Academy sing Christmas carols in front of the ELHI building after the light parade.
Bowls of all shapes and sizes wait to be collected by patrons of the Fill Your Bowl event during Ignacio’s Taste of Christmas event Friday, Dec. 7.
A shivering snowman makes his way south on Goddard Street in Ignacio during the Ignacio Taste of Christmas Parade of Lights, Friday, Dec. 7.
Santa gives a fist bump to a youngster happy to see the jolly one.
Southern Ute elders Byron and Etta Frost peruse the houses made of gingerbread and other materials in the Gingerbread house competition hosted by the Ignacio Community Library.
Sheila Nanaeto hands Debbie Lucero a bag of hot tamales, being sold as part of a bake sale fundraiser for Jonas Nanaeto and Elco Garcia Jr., who have both been selected to be members of Team Colorado in the 2019 Down Under Sports Tournament in July on the Gold Coast of Australia in Track & Field and Cross Country, respectively.
The Los Colores de Ignacio dance group performed a number of Mexican influenced dances at the Ignacio Taste of Christmas.
Members of Los Colores de Ignacio – Marissa Olguin, Aspen Naranjo and Keiley WhiteThunder perform for those in attendance at the Ignacio Taste of Christmas.
Ballerina, Adonia Davis performed a rendition of the Nutcracker, she is with the Dancing Spirit Community Art Center.
Ammonie Johnson took over emcee duties during the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy’s caroling.
Students from the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy sang traditional Christmas songs in Ute and sign language.
Arestia Pena, daughter of Fabian Pena and Willianna Price, was extremely happy and a bit shy to meet Santa and tell her what she wanted for Christmas this year.
A gluten-free gingerbread house made a joyous presence during the gingerbread house competition.
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
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