Spend 2023 downtown! A family walking into a science museum.

Spend 2023 in Downtown Las Cruces!

It’s a new year with new resolutions and experiences! Downtown Las Cruces has a variety of opportunities to help you have the best 2023! 

For the person who is looking to do more self-care: 

The holidays are a busy season for everyone. Studies show that more than 26% of Americans are reporting higher levels of stress at the start of the new year. As you step back into your normal routine, make sure that you create time to do things for yourself. Dwell Yoga and Downtown Desert Yoga both can help you cultivate a time of mindfulness.  

Wanting to tap into your artistic side? Mew + Co has you covered! For $7, grab a pre-drawn design, some brushes, and a watercolor palette and take a seat at there, the La Esquina Courtyard, or  Grounded Café.  

For the ultimate self-care experience, book an appointment at the Spa Downtown. From pedicures to facials to massages, you will feel positively rejuvenated for the new year! 

For the person who is ready to learn something new: 

Take tangible steps towards your 2023 goals by going downtown Las Cruces! For the creative business owner, here at the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP), we are offering a new series called the Creative Economy Seminars. Our first workshop is on February 23, where we will be discussing “Writing for Working Artists.”  

Maybe one of your goals this year is to learn more about the world we live in! Come to one of Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science’s Science Café! Dr. Douglas Cortes Ph.D., M. ASCE will be teaching us about bio-inspiration and extraterrestrial subsurface exploration. Be on the lookout for the Museum’s Animal Encounters events to get the opportunity to get up close and personal with reptiles, amphibians, and more! 

Wanting to brush up on your writing skills? Join the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District for writing workshops and roundtables. These events offer a unique chance to get constructive feedback and creative inspiration from other writers in the area! 

For the person looking to get social in 2023: 

Downtown Las Cruces will be bustling with activity in the new year! Get out of your comfort zone with Little Toad’s Karaoke night! Sing your heart out to classics like Mr. Brightside or channel your inner Whitney Houston with I Will Always Love You every Thursday night at 7 PM.  

Need some weekend plans? Zia Comics has you covered and can have you playing games all weekend long! Spend your Friday night casting spells and battling creatures at Friday Night Magic. Bring the whole family for Saturday Game Nights and play some of Zia’s best tabletop games in town! Head over next door to Rad Retrocade for some old-school arcade games like Pac-Man. 

Nationally ranked, the Las Cruces Farmers Market, is a great way to get out of the house on a Saturday morning. Make sure you grab a cup of coffee at Downtown Blues or Grounded as you stroll through the market. Don’t forget to pick up a new shirt at Organ Mountain Outfitters to show off your love for Las Cruces!

For the person looking to be a little healthier this year: 

Downtown is here to help you be your best self! Previously operating as a trailer and on the go, Bluebird Running Co has laid its roots in the Downtown area and is here to provide you with the best running shoes! Go on a docent hike with Friends of the Organ Mountains to learn more about the desert surrounding this area. Classes are also a great way to keep working out as a habit! Life in Balance Pilates Studio offers spin classes in addition to Pilates. Schedule a class today! 

Make sure you fuel your body with the proper nutrients. AIM Fit Meals can mitigate your meal prep needs by curating healthy, nourishing meals. Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a casual lunch, just pop your AIM Fit Meal in the microwave and you’ll be satisfied in no time! 

Go Thrive Be in Downtown in 2023! 

 2023 is your year! Let downtown Las Cruces be a part of that. Downtown is special because of supporters like you. If you want to be a part of the greater mission of downtown, learn more information here