Five Activities to Enjoy in Santa Fe This November

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Here in Santa Fe we are grateful and joyous for our history, food and scenic wonders. With 325 days of sunshine a year, you will revel in fun times gliding down a snowy hillside or immersing yourself in our rich history and culture. It’s easy for us to go and on about the wonders of Santa Fe because magic is real in The City Different.  Now is the time to celebrate with a November visit.  Join us in giving thanks. Here’s a nod to a few of Santa Fe’s best November activities.

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

(Photo courtesy of Review Santa Fe)
(Photo courtesy of Review Santa Fe)

If you are a photography buff, you will fall in love with the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. This is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. The Festival offers photographers, reviewers, and photo enthusiasts a week of photographic programming and events. Be sure to get your Festival  pass which offers entry into two private receptions with artists and reviewers, artist talks, a gallery tour and a VIP hour at the portfolio viewing. The festival will be held from November 2 – 6. For tickets and more information, click here.

Fall Brings Harvest Delight to the Santa Fe Farmers Market

Locals and visitors gather at the Railyard to shop the Farmers Market. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Farmers Market)
Locals and visitors gather at the Railyard to shop the Farmers Market. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Farmers Market)

The produce at the Santa Fe Farmers Market mirrors the turn of seasons, as pumpkins, squashes, and apples of all varieties take pride beneath the water tower. Pick up freshly baked goods, locally-made honey, body care products, chutneys, jams, and salsa. See for yourself why the Santa Fe Farmers Market was recently named the top farmers market in America. In November the market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cuba Comes to Santa Fe

The Havana Cuba All-Stars will get your pulse racing with their rhythms. (Photo courtesy of Havana Cuba All-Stars)
The Havana Cuba All-Stars will get your pulse racing with their rhythms. (Photo courtesy of Havana Cuba All-Stars)

The Havana Cuba All-Stars land at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on November 10 at 7:30 pm. Join Cuba’s finest and most renowned musicians as they combine elements of Spanish canción and Afro-Cuban percussion to weave together an infectious groove. This is their first ever tour to the United States. Get your tickets today.

 

San Diego Feast Day

Corn is an integral part of feast day food. (Pending Rima’s OK to use her photograph.)
Corn is an integral part of feast day food. (Photo courtesy of Rima Krisst)

The fact that we have a rich and thriving Native culture in the Land of Enchantment makes us cherish living here even more.  New Mexico was essentially unknown to the rest of America for so long — we didn’t become a state until 1912 — so our Native residents simply went about their daily routine, and in the process, kept their ancestral Pueblo lifestyle and traditions intact. The best way to dig into roots of these ancient traditions is to attend a pueblo feast day.

Pueblo feast days in New Mexico allow tribal members to unite celebrating their religion, language and culture. Feast days are open to the general public. The annual San Diego Feast Day will take place on November 12 at Tesuque Pueblo, located just 10 miles north of Santa Fe off U.S. Route 285. For more information, please call (505) 983-2667.

To learn more about the meaning and cultural significance of feast days, check out our blog Feast for the Senses .

Hit the Ski Santa Fe Slopes This November

The Santa Fe Ski season traditionally begins on Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting. (Photo courtesy of Ski Santa Fe)
The Santa Fe Ski season traditionally begins on Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting. (Photo courtesy of Ski Santa Fe)

Did you know you’ll find some of the best places to ski in the Southwest right here in the Santa Fe area? Ski Santa Fe is located high above The City Different, just 16 miles from the Plaza. The ski basin has a wonderful range of terrain, from isolated beginner slopes to lots of cruisers, some long bump runs, great glades and tree runs, and even a few short chutes and small bowls. Ski Santa Fe benefits from its 12,075 foot summit, 1,725 foot vertical drop, 77 trails and 225 inches of average annual snowfall.

If you’re a cross-country skier or snowshoer, you can explore some fantastic terrain in the Santa Fe area too, including the Aspen Vista Trail and the Norski Trail on Hyde Park Road just below the Ski Santa Fe area.

The Ski Area is located at the end of New Mexico State Highway 475. To get there, take the short drive up New Mexico State Highway 475 or catch the RTD Mountain Trail .

There’s no excuse now not to visit the City Different this coming November!  Order your 2016 Santa Fe travel guide.  Also check out all the deals and specials that area businesses are offering.

 

 

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