5 February Events to Fall in Love With

Many of our locals will tell you that The City Different is a beautiful and magical place to visit during the winter. We are blessed with a wide range of winter scenery; from the snow covered pines a short drive up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the cozy charm of crackling fireplaces found in the lobbies of many Santa Fe hotels. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve over, our city invites you to partake in all its peaceful winter goodness and fall in love with these five February events.

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Santa Fe: The Holiday Different

Take a town steeped in historic traditions, sprinkle with mountain snow, mix in a bit of annual celebration, and presto, you have the perfect Santa Fe holiday. It’s our good fortune to have a treasure trove of festive events that highlight a different kind holiday season in Santa Fe. 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. Read More

Fall into Santa Fe Film

Santa Fe is historically linked to the days of cowboys and gunslingers, covered wagons and pioneers. The city was built on adventure, action and excitement! Buildings on the Plaza and downtown Santa Fe offer visitors and residents the opportunity to step into character. Take a walk through downtown to see a film history that spans over 100 years and across more than 600 productions.

Recently, New Mexico was named by Trade Publications as one of the “Top Five” film locations in the entire world. Movies like “No Country for Old Men”, “Crazy Heart”, and “True Grit” have all been produced using the New Mexico landscape as a backdrop. TV classics like Breaking Bad—infamously known for its Albuquerque location—have even come to share the stage in Santa Fe. (Be sure to check out the New Mexico Film and Media Industry Conference, too!) Read More

History + Entertainment = The Lensic, A Santa Fe Jewel

In the Beginning

I always love when a visitor asks me about the Lensic Performing Arts Center. I start by explaining that the Lensic Theater—as it was originally called—was built in 1931, and that it is more than a theater to the people of Santa Fe. For many, the Lensic balcony was the place for sneaking that first kiss. It was a grand silver screen in the midst of the Depression and a vaudeville venue featuring the singers, actors, dancers, and comedians of the day. Most of all it was a place to escape and be entertained.

Not only did the locals love the Lensic but stars like Claudette Colbert, Judy Garland, Roy Rogers, Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Haviland, Trapp Family Singers are just some of the acts that performed or attended this historic theater. Do you have stars in your eyes, yet?

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