9 Santa Fe December Events To  Enjoy The Season

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Do you want to experience December differently this year? Then plan a visit to The City Different. Santa Fe never looked prettier dressed in all her holiday color and lights! Add to that a town nestled in historic traditions, then throw in some snow, mix in a bit of annual celebration and voila!  You have the perfect Santa Fe winter holiday getaway! It’s our good fortune to have a myriad of festive events that spotlight a different kind holiday season. Bright blue skies with crisp frosty air and ski ready landscape? Got it. World renowned regional cuisine? Always. Holiday music and performing arts? Hello! We’ve got it all.

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Make Your Santa Fe Holiday Instagram Ready!

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Santa Fe has a long tradition of magical holiday lights that glow with the warm spirit of tradition. Throughout the Santa Fe holidays, farolitos line the streets and rooftops of houses and businesses in Santa Fe. These warm, glowing lights against adobe walls  and snow-lined landscapes are a photographer’s dream and some of the most photographed scenes in Santa Fe— during the holiday season. During your stay in Santa Fe, you’re sure to find an abundance of opportunities to frame the perfect shot. Even better, that perfect shot can win you the chance for Santa Fe getaway. Keep reading to learn more about our “My Santa Fe Holiday” Instagram contest. But first, let’s learn about little more about these holiday traditions that include farolitos and luminarias! Camera in hand?

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Six Paths To A Holiday Different In Santa Fe

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Whether you’re snowshoeing the majestic terrain of the Santa Fe National Forest or strolling amidst the magical farolitos during our annual celebration of light, wintertime in Santa Fe is an experience of a lifetime. The City Different offers so much for  a well-deserved break from the busy holiday season. Here are some of our holiday offerings to those who need a true escape and rejuvenation of body and soul.

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8 Farolito Photos to Brighten The Holiday

Nothing warms the heart and brings the holidays to life  like the beauty of candlelight and crackling fire. Santa Fe has a long tradition of magical holiday lights that glow with the warm spirit of tradition. Through out the holidays, farolitos  line the streets and rooftops of houses and businesses in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The farolitos are constructed of a brown paper bag, sand , and a votive or tea candle.

In modern times,  the lights have been adopted throughout the Southwest, and sometimes combined with strings of plastic sacks and electric bulbs. Read More

Getting To And Around Santa Fe

No matter how you get to Santa Fe—plane train or automobile—you’ll have no trouble zipping around the historic streets of the City Different.

Santa Fe offers ways to get around the city easily with:  a public transportation system, charter vans, scooters, bikes and limousine services. It’s also good to know that rental cars can also be picked up at several locations in Santa Fe. Read More