Antonio Reyna to headline Holiday in New Mexico

Two giant wreaths on the facade of Gurley Hall welcome guests to mini传媒入口-Gallup Holiday in New Mexico event Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Antonio Reyna to headline Holiday in New Mexico

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mini传媒入口-Gallup鈥檚 biggest celebration of the year to feature luminarias, biscochitos and more Dec. 7

By Richard Reyes, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023

GALLUP, N.M. 鈥 Holiday in New Mexico, mini传媒入口-Gallup鈥檚 biggest celebration of the year, will feature familiar favorites with the addition of a musical finale by mariachi entertainer Antonio Reyna on Thursday, Dec. 7.

The Holiday in New Mexico main event 鈥 which features family-friendly activities, free hot chocolate and biscochitos, a student art exhibit, and visits from Santa Claus and Lobo Louie 鈥 is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Gurley Hall. Reyna, who is originally from Gallup, is then set to perform from 8-9 p.m. in the Calvin Hall Center Auditorium.

Reyna鈥檚 performance is free, but seating will be limited, so tickets must be picked up in person during the Holiday main event at 5:30 p.m. in Gurley. Reyna will also be available to meet and greet fans before the show in Gurley. Tickets must be presented for entry into the auditorium.

Reyna鈥檚 performance will also be broadcast live on the mini传媒入口-Gallup Facebook page at

鈥淚nternational recording artist, entrepreneur, rancher, and philanthropist; Antonio Reyna is one of New Mexico's most beloved and most awarded Mariachi entertainers,鈥 according to his website biography. 鈥淐elebrating over 27 years as an entertainer, Antonio has won the hearts of fans across the American Southwest, Pacific Coast and Mexico. With seven award winning studio recordings, over 100,000 albums sold, multiple television & radio appearances, thousands of stage performances and concerts, Antonio continues to be one of our favorites.鈥

During Holiday in New Mexico, the mini传媒入口-Gallup branch campus will be adorned in hundreds of luminarias assembled by students, staff and faculty plus colorful lights, festive decorations, and a giant tree and wreaths. The large mini传媒入口 letters in front of the Student Services and Technology Center will also be wrapped in lights, making for a great photo op.

The outdoor patio behind Gurley and the Calvin Hall Center Auditorium will also be decorated thanks to donations from Home Depot.

Inside Gurley Hall, several mini传媒入口-Gallup departments, programs and student clubs will host family-friendly games, crafts, and activities. Guests will also be treated to free biscochitos made by BombDiggity鈥檚 plus hot chocolate courtesy of Earl鈥檚 Restaurant.

Holiday In New Mexico

Guests write and color letters to Santa inside Gurley Hall during mini传媒入口-Gallup Holiday in New Mexico event Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

The mini传媒入口-Gallup Bookstore will be open during the event with a 25% off sale on Lobo wear, plus some free activities for guests.

mini传媒入口鈥檚 mascot Lobo Louie and Santa Claus will be available for photo opportunities and interactions inside Gurley. However, there鈥檚 word that a Grinch may try to spoil the fun with his shenanigans.

The evening also coincides with the opening reception for the Fall 2023 Fine Arts Student Show inside Ingham Chapman Gallery, featuring the work of mini传媒入口-Gallup art students throughout the semester. In addition, mini传媒入口-Gallup Spanish adjunct Jean Paul Van Derdys Vidal will be playing live music inside the gallery for art appreciators who check out the exhibit.

Holiday in New Mexico is free and open to the public. mini传媒入口-Gallup鈥檚 Gurley Hall is located at 705 Gurley Ave.

For more information, please contact mini传媒入口-Gallup Sr. Public Relations Specialist Richard Reyes at 505-863-7542 or