The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center provides a unique experience for holiday shoppers during its Pueblo Shop & Stroll on Friday, Dec. 6. Native American vendors will fill the courtyard with their one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, including jewelry, woven apparel, pottery, baskets, clay ornaments and other creative items. There will be two dance performances by the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers during the event. Pueblo Harvest Cafe will serve refreshments.
The restaurant, as well as the IPCC museum and the Shumakolowa Native Arts gift shop will be open during the Pueblo Shop & Stroll.
A few days later, visitors can view and vote for their favorite entries in the 11th annual Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest. The entries will be on display in the east lobby from Monday, Dec. 9, through Jan. 7, 2020.
“Being our 11th annual, we certainly every year get an increased number of entries, so we invite everyone and anyone to participate,” said Jon Ghahate, IPCC museum cultural educator from the pueblos of Laguna and Zuni.
Visitors can cast their votes for in the adult and children’s categories Dec. 9-17. The People’s Choice Award winners will be announced Dec. 17. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Adult winners will receive $600 for first place, $400 for second place, $250 for third place and $550 for People’s Choice. Children winners will receive $250 for first place, $150 for second place, $100 for third place and $200 for People’s Choice.