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As a city agency, press releases produced by TOURISM Santa Fe are not sponsored or underwritten by any one business. Releases are added on a regular basis and may be time-sensitive.

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2017 December, Canyon road Art Galleries Light Up the Holiday Spirit

Art Galleries in the 400-block host holiday block party offering a festive evening of art in the spirit of the annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk December 14, 2017: The welcoming glow of farolitos and the warmth of luminarias will ignite the holiday spirit in the 400-block of Canyon Road, Thursday, December 15, from 3:00 -7:00 p.m., Continue...

2017 November, Kids Discover Santa Fe for Free During Spring Break 2018

Annual Kids FreeFest returns with complimentary lodging, dining and adventures for families November 29, 2017: Santa Fe travel partners are joining forces for Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2018, the third annual city-wide initiative providing families with kids 12 and under, complimentary offers for lodging, meals, spa services, hands-on classes and culturally immersive activities to use from March 1 – April 15, 2018. Continue...

2017 November, INAUGURAL SANTA FE: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN SANTA FE HOTELS

Guests to The City Different This Winter Will Experience Art In the Making November 3, 2017: Hotel guests staying in Santa Fe this winter will experience the city’s renowned art scene right in their hotels. The inaugural season of the city-wide “Santa Fe Artists In Residence” program creates a new art experience connecting visitors with New Mexico artists at 16 participating properties. Continue...

2017 November, SANTA FE WINS TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE’S READER’S CHOICE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

November 15, 2017 – Travel + Leisure, one of the world’s leading travel magazines, has announced Santa Fe as the winner of the prestigious “Reader’s Choice Destination of the Year” for 2017, beating out 23 other destinations including California, the Caribbean and Norway. Continue...

2017 November, UPDATE: APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED FOR 2018 OTAB GRANTS

NON-PROFITS NOW HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2017 TO APPLY FOR FUNDING November 14, 2017 - TOURISM Santa Fe has extended the application period for Occupancy Tax Advisory Board (OTAB) grants for use in fiscal year July 2018-June 2019. Applications will now be accepted through November 30, 2017. Continue...

2017 October, Something Old and Something Blue

New Mexico Museums and Historic Sites Provide Beautiful Venues Under the Bluest Skies for Unforgettable Weddings October 24, 2017—The New Mexico Museums, the oldest state museum system in the country, offer some of the most beautiful buildings and perfect backdrops against which to celebrate one of life’s happiest moments. Your wedding will be rooted in culture, history and natural beauty, Continue...

2017 October, TOURISM Santa Fe Announces Application Period for 2018 OTAB Grants is Open

Non-Profits Can Receive Marketing Funding From Lodgers Tax Proceeds October 6, 2017: TOURISM Santa Fe announces the opening of the application period for Occupancy Tax Advisory Board (OTAB) grants for use in fiscal year 2018-2019. TOURISM Santa Fe is now accepting 2018 applications through November 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Continue...

2017 September, Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

September 18, 2017: Joining numerous cities across the nation, the City of Santa Fe in 2016 officially designated the second Monday of October annually as Indigenous Peoples Day to honor and recognize the contributions of Native Americans to the history and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the United States. Continue...

2017 August, Shakespear's The Tempest at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

August 25, 2017: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden launched its inaugural Shakespeare in the Garden program and the production of The Tempest, the play widely known as William Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage. Continue...

2017 August, What's New in Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 3, 2017— At 400 years old, Santa Fe is a historic city that continues to evolve. Outlined below is an assortment of developments from hotels and restaurants in the City Different: New Chef: Sunrise Springs Spa Resort The recently renovated Blue Heron Restaurant, located at the acclaimed Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, found their full-time executive chef with Santa Fe-resident Rocky Durham. Continue...

2017 July, Travel + Leisure Readers Vote Santa Fe as Top U.S. City

July 12, 2017: Santa Fe ranked No. 2 on the “Top 15 Cities in the United States” list and No. 11 on the “World’s Top 15 Cities” list in the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, an annual survey driven by the outlet’s more than 300,000 readers. Santa Fe was one of only two U.S. cities to be recognized in the “World’s Top 15 Cities” category. In addition to the city’s awards, Continue...

2017 June, What's New in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Consumer)

June 23, 2017: At over 400 years old, Santa Fe is a city with a rich history that continues to evolve. Outlined below are updates and happenings from the city’s famed cultural and culinary scenes. CULTURAL New Museum: Museum of Encaustic Art Santa Fe’s Railyard District is now home to the country’s first encaustic art museum thanks to the Encaustic Art Institute, which opened the facility in March 2017. Continue...

2017 June, What's New in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Art)

June 23, 2017: Santa Fe has long been a destination for the arts, enticing the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Andrew Dasburg and George R.R. Martin throughout the years. What attracted them here continues to do the same for innovative and iconic exhibits. Earlier this year, Continue...

2017 June, Santa Fe Named “Best Town Ever” by OUTSIDE Magazine

June 16, 2017: The city of Santa Fe was selected as the city with the “Best Combination of Mountains and Margaritas” on OUTSIDE Magazine’s list of 25 Best Towns in America released this week. Drawing from more than three decades of coverage, complemented by a special advisory council, OUTSIDE Magazine, Continue...

2017 May, City of Santa Fe Launches Global Arts & Culture Initiative

May 1, 2017; Santa Fe, NM: The City of Santa Fe is pleased to announce, “Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts & Culture,” an arts and cultural initiative organized around a series of global art exhibitions traveling to Santa Fe in 2017. Beginning May 10th, Cathedral Park in downtown Santa Fe will host The PRADO in Santa Fe 92 full scaled mounted reproductions of masterpieces from the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The City of Santa Fe, Continue...

2017 April, Traditional Brick-Making Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 25, 2017: Cornerstones and Adobe in Action will host four free adobe brick-making workshops in Santa Fe, one each Saturday in May from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend for any length of time. An introductory talk will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day. Continue...

2017 March Santa Fe Chef Martin Rios a James Beard Finalist

March 24, 2017: Santa Fe Chef Martin Rios is a finalist for the 2017 James Beard Awards in The Best Chef Southwest category. Chef Martin of Restaurant Martin is up against Steve McHugh of San Antonio’s Cured, Hugo Ortega of Houston’s Hugo’s, Steve Redzikowski of Denver’s Acorn, Bryce Gilmore of Austin’s Barley Swine, and Jianyun Ye of Houston’s Mala Sichuan Bistro. Continue...

2017 March Nambe Falls Recreation Area Opens for Season

March 22, 2017 - Nambé Pueblo is pleased to announce opening day for the 2017 season of the Nambé Falls Recreation Area on Friday, March 24 featuring the majestic Nambé Falls, spectacular trout fishing in the freshly stocked Nambé Lake, and RV and primitive camping just 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. Hours of operation for March through May are 7am-7pm, Thursday through Sunday. Continue...

2017 March National Geographic Names Santa Fe #1 in World Legacy Awards

March 8, 2017: National Geographic unveiled their 2017 World Legacy Awards today and Santa Fe has been named No. 1 in the highly competitive Sense Of Place category—the first destination to receive the award. Sense Of Place recognizes “excellence in enhancing cultural authenticity, including using vernacular architecture and design, support for the protection of historic monuments, archeological sites, indigenous heritage, Continue...

2017 February, The PRADO in Santa Fe

February 27, 2017: From May through October of 2017, Cathedral Park in Santa Fe will host a didactic exhibition, The Prado in Santa Fe, featuring 93 full-scale reproductions organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado of Spain – The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. The concept was brought to Santa Fe by Jim Long, Continue...

2017 January, What's New in Santa Fe, New Mexico

January 17, 2017: Old man winter may be hard at work but the New Year has ushered in yet another impressive expansion to Santa Fe’s red hot culinary and arts scenes. New restaurants—several of which are first of their kind for The City Different—out-of-the-box charitable initiatives and exciting openings at some of the city’s most renowned cultural institutions await visitors in 2017. Continue...


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