A City Different New Year's Eve on the Santa Fe PlazaDecember 31, 2018 -- 9:00PM - 12:15AM
Let's welcome the New Year together in City Different Styleǃ Round up your family, friends and visitors to welcome the New Year to Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday, December 31, 2018. Be part of the fun as The City Different says Adios to 2018 at the Fourth Annual FREE New Year's Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza.
The festivities begin at 9:00 p.m., with the Plaza warmed by stationary heaters and cozy piñon bonfires scenting the night air with an unmistakably comforting New Mexican fragrance.
Local band Sierra will kick off the evening's live music on the Santa Fe Bandstand, and then New Mexico music legend Alex Maryol and his band take the stage to heat up the night with cool tunesǃ
The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe will provide hot chocolate and bizcochitos (New Mexico’s official state cookie), along with a memorial banner for all to write down their hopes and dreams for a Prospero Año Nuevo in 2019. Food trucks will be onsite to satisfy your end-of-year cravings.
Santa Fe’s new Mayor Alan Webber has a surprise in store for midnight, when we say hello to 2019ǃ
At 11:45 p.m., Mayor Webber and city officials will welcome the crowd to begin the countdown to a peaceful and prosperous new year. In recognition of Santa Fe’s signature status as The City Different, nothing dropsǃ When the traditional countdown ends, a Zia symbol crafted by a traditional Spanish colonial artisan will be raised at the stroke of midnight.
And for the first time ever, the Zia will rise with a festive fireworks display launched from Santa Fe's oldest and most historic hotel, La Fonda on the Plaza, to light the night skies with colorǃ We'll welcome the New Year to Santa with the age-old songs, Auld Lang Syne and Las Mañanitas, sung in a spirit of unity to say Bienvenidos 2019ǃ
ALL ARE WELCOMEǃ Please dress warmly and bundle up the kids for this uplifting, family-friendly tradition in America's oldest capital city.
We hope to see YOU on the Plaza on Monday, December 31stǃ
Parking and Getting Here
Parking and Getting Here
Parking: Parking in all city parking facilities will be free after 8:00 p.m.; the Water Street will be open for parking this year. Meters will operate as normal until 6:00pm. Certain meters in the vicinity of the plaza will be bagged for police and fire use, and public parking in those spots is not permitted and will be strictly enforced. Please be sure to keep ADA parking locations clear for those with valid placards and loading zones clear for delivery vehicles.
Road Closures: San Francisco, Palace, Lincoln and Old Santa Fe Trail will all be closed around the Plaza. Drivers are encouraged to avoid West Palace from Grant to Lincoln due to event activity.
On the Plaza: Attendees are advised to dress warmly and reminded that no alcohol consumption is permitted on the Plaza. For comfort, there will be stationary heaters and luminarias (New Mexico piñon bonfires), and a warming tent for families with small children, the elderly, or emergency use. The Kiwanis Club will provide free hot chocolate and biscochitos while supplies last, and food trucks will be able to park in the designated spaces on Palace/Lincoln.
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