People tend to think of visiting Santa Fe during the summer, but let us tell you a secret – the holiday season is the best time to visit. The crisp, cool air; the big, fluffy snowflakes; the bright, warm sun set the scene for the most magical holiday season you’ll ever experience. The rich Spanish & Mexican history, combined with the spiritual Native American traditions create a festive atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the world.
Ski Santa Fe – Only 16 miles away from downtown Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe is a great place to get on the mountain! Sitting on the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest, Ski Santa Fe has packages for every level of skier, starting with their “Never-ever” package which includes lessons, lift ticket and rentals for under $100!
Christmas at the Palace – A family favorite, free event held at the Palace of the Governors – the oldest continuously used public building in the United States! Christmas at the Palace is a day filled with food, crafts, piñatas, live music and an unforgettable visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Celebrating their 30th year this year on December 12.
Santa Fe Farolito Walk – A Santa Fe Christmas Eve tradition, the Farolito walk is enough to make you want to come to Santa Fe on its own! Farolitos (sometimes called Luminarias) are unique to the Southwest – coming from Spanish merchants hundreds of years ago, they have been a staple Christmas decoration throughout the ages. This free, all-day event picks up at dusk with dozens of stores, galleries, and restaurants along Canyon Road hosting special hours to celebrate. This is a sight not to be missed!
But most importantly, when you’re done experiencing all of what Santa Fe has to offer, you’ll be able to return to your cozy furnished vacation rental and it’ll feel like you’re coming home! We’ll even let Santa know you’re coming!
Adobe Destinations Staff Picks for Holiday Events:
November 29th and 30th – Winter Indian Market
December 12th – Christmas on the Plaza
December 14th – Las Posadas
December 20th and 21st – Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet – Nutcracker
December 24th – Farolito walk
In addition to these traditional and memorable events, various Indian dances take place during the holidays at pueblos not far from Santa Fe. For more information, visit: http://indianartsandculture.org/42
Available Listings for your holiday escape:
Casita del Sol in Stewart Compound is a sophisticated choice but cozy as well in the heart of the Christmas Eve Walk, a half block to Canyon Road:
The views from Bishop’s Lodge Villa Vista will crease a wonderful holiday experience for you:
Enjoy all the fun in the Railyard District from Dream Catcher: