Winter in The City Different is, well, different. In a city blessed with a gorgeous array of winter scenery, you’ll often find lunchtime temperatures 30 degrees warmer than our crisp mornings, and sunshine during a snowfall is not uncommon. Few things match the sublime sight of light rays dancing between giant snowflakes.
Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there’s something magical in the air. See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of America’s Best Cities for Winter Travel. Here are five fab Santa Fe events and activities happening in February.
To Be or Not To Be
William Shakespeare visits Santa Fe in this first ever exhibit of “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” at the New Mexico Museum of Art on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The national tour is in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The exhibit runs from February 5th through the 28th, 2016.
Corrida De Los Locos
Are you a Santa Fe running different loco? Do you like to run in the snow or freezing temperatures? If you do, the Corrida De Los Locos is your race. It is a 5.8 mile cross-country race around the rolling hills of the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe golf course. Great views of the Sangre De Cristo and Jemez mountains inspire the competitors’ best efforts. The event takes place on February 6th and starts at 9:00 am. Brave the elements and get the year started on the right foot!
ARTSmart Home Tour
Want to get behind those beautiful Santa Fe adobe walls? ArtFeast has teamed up with local realtors to showcase the best art and homes of Santa Fe. Experience Santa Fe’s culture and history through its architecture and art. The Art of Home Tour brings locals and visitors alike to check out some of Santa Fe’s most beautiful homes that are currently on the market. The Art of Home Tour features twelve remarkable residences. The interiors of each home are decorated with paintings, sculptures, and ceramics that have been carefully selected and curated by some of Santa Fe’s premier galleries, creating an even more stimulating experience. The tours take place on February 27th and 28th and is free to the public.
Now’s Your Chance to Try New Restaurants in Santa Fe
Santa Fe Restaurant Week is back! This week-long event gives residents and visitors the opportunity to dine at some at Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants. It’s a chance to visit your favorite establishments and try a few new ones.
Participating restaurants will offer a specially priced, three course dinner and many will also offer two or three course lunches at value prices. Experience a diverse world of culinary flavors and restaurant styles, at prices to please every budget.
Mark your calendars for February 21st through the 28th and make your reservations today.
Slip and Slide In Santa Fe Snow
El Niño has been more than generous in bringing snow to Northern New Mexico. What better way to celebrate this bounty but to go sledding or tubing. Take advantage of several locations in town. Hyde Park Road has a few locations, including Aspen Vista . Gentler slopes may be found at Black Canyon (a few hundred yards below Hyde Park hill ). Farther up N.M. 475 is the Big Tesuque picnic area. Other hotspots that provide fun and frolic are Patrick Smith Park (1001 Canyon Road), Frank Ortiz Dog Park (1160 Camino de las Crucitas), and E.J. Martinez Elementary School (401 San Mateo Road).
Here are a few resources to get you going on your sled and tubing adventure: Hyde Memorial Park, Cottam’s Ski Shops, Ski Tech, REI, Sports Authority, Big 5 and Target. They all sell sleds, tubes, and outdoor winter clothing and boots.
There’s much to do in February so start planning your winter outing. There’s also snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and hiking. Be sure to obtain your 2016 Santa Fe Guide to plan your winter getaway. Don’t forget! You’ll also want to discover some secrets Santa Fe holds in our Deals & Specials page.