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Eight Reasons To Spend NYE In Santa Fe

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Say “Prospero Ano Nuevo” the Santa Fe way and your 2017 is guaranteed to be a truly Happy New Year! To quote a well-known Ella Fitzgerald holiday tune, “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”. From world-class musical performances, to ‘Galactic Jungles’ or artful illuminations, there’s something for everyone! Here are just a few that we know you will enjoy.

 

 

New Year’s Eve on the Plaza

Now in its second year, NYE on the Plaza is a must do! (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)
Now in its second year, NYE on the Plaza is a must do! (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Santa Fe will ring in 2017 on the historic Downtown Plaza. Round up your family and friends and welcome in a new year in The City Differentǃ The festivities begin at 9:30 pm with bonfires lining the Plaza and hot chocolate available.  At the stroke of midnight, The City Different will kick off the New Year in an uplifting and family-friendly fashion.

Sol Fire and Nosotros will be providing music right up to the raising of the Zia symbol.  While other cities drop the ball…Santa Fe raises theirs. To round off the festivities there will be fireworks this year!

 

Family at GLOW

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Santa Fe gets lit when Glow returns in December. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Botnanical Gardens)

Think of it, a “children’s” New Year’s Eve party!  This is going to be something extra special for the family. Be sure to visit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s special holiday lighting display,
GLOW, and ring in the New Year with your family and friends! This is one of the most unique lighting shows in Santa Fe—featuring thousands of lights aglow throughout the Botanical Garden, including their newest garden section, Ojos y Manos. There’ll be beverages by the fire, music, delicious food, and a special laser light show. You won’t want to miss this!

 

A Santa Fe Tradition: New Year’s Eve Gala At Vanessie

Doug Montgomery has been tickling the ivories for 34 years at Vanessie..
Doug Montgomery has been tickling the ivories for 34 years at Vanessie. (Photo courtesy of Vanessie)

For the past 34 years, Vanessie Santa Fe has delivered award winning cuisine. They also know how to throw a New Year’s Eve party! This year the ever popular “New Year’s Eve Gala” returns. Music starts at 7:00 pm through 1:00 am with Doug Montgomery and the Brandon James & James Clark duo. Dine in the dining room and then move into the lounge for your dessert buffet. Vanessie’s lounge is Santa Fe’s  world class Piano Bar. You can be sure that you will be treated to the best in music and entertainment in this well-loved location. Be sure to make your reservation early.

 

Meow Wolf: NYE Style

It’s not New Year’s Eve without a Meow Wolf party! (Photo courtesy of FX Cordero)
It’s not New Year’s Eve without a Meow Wolf party! (Photo courtesy of FX Cordero)

Where can you ring in the New Year with superb sound, a great lighting system, immersive art, talented DJ’s and hundreds of NYE revelers this year? Look no further than Meow Wolf's Galactic Jungle: NYE 2017. This event will be held at the Shellaberger Tennis Center at 1600 St. Michaels Drive. “Galactic Jungle” starts at 8:00 pm and runs through 1:30 am. Five DJ’s round out the music line up that evening. This will be the biggest party Meow Wolf has thrown yet! Grab your early bird ticket for $25. This is a 21 and over event.

 

Dance the Night Away At Skylight

The DJ’s at Skylight will make sure you get on your feet and dance! (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)
The DJ’s at Skylight will make sure you get on your feet and dance! (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Would you like to dance the night away in one of the hottest nightspots in town this New Year’s Eve? Skylight is the answer. Enjoy live music, dinner and dancing until 1:30 am. There’ll be DJs in three different rooms spinning the best in dance and club favorites. From 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Skylight will offer premium drinks at happy hour prices.

All ages are welcome until 10:00 pm. Here’s a tip: you’ll want to watch dancing below from the second floor aptly named “Skylab”.

 

New Year’s Eve Dinners Abound

Dinner on New Year’s Eve in Santa Fe? But of course! (Photo courtesy of Anasazi Restaurant)
Dinner on New Year’s Eve in Santa Fe? But of course! (Photo courtesy of Anasazi Restaurant)

Santa Fe was recently named by Conde Nast Traveler Readers as one of America's Best Food Cities. See why on New Year’s Eve as local chefs cook, bake and prepare some of their most delicious dishes. If you’re planning that New Year’s Eve getaway weekend trip to Santa Fe, be sure to make your NYE dinner plans now.  Here are some suggestions to get you started. La Fonda,
Osteria D'Assisi, Anasazi Restaurant, La Casa Sena, SantaCafe are but a few that will be serving a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner. We highly suggest you call ahead and make reservations.

 

Lensic New Year’s Eve Orchestra Concert

Ring in the New Year with classical music! (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Want to ring in the New Year in grand style with Beethoven’s Ninth symphony? Enjoy a New Year's Eve Concert at The Lensic Performing Arts Center starting at 5:00 pm. Composed as an anthem for all of humanity, Beethoven’s Ninth is a jubilant way to ring in the New Year!

YouTube Video of Performance Orchestra on New Years Eve

Be sure to dress warmly!  Ten, nine, eight, seven,….well, you know the rest. Gather the family and gang to say good-bye to 2016 in  true Santa Fe- style.  We hope you use some of our suggestions to ignite your getaway before the year is gone! Don’t forget to order your Santa Fe travel guide  and check our Deals and Specials!

 

 

 

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