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Planning a trip to Santa Fe and want to know what to do? Since we're voted one of the best cities for weather, we have events happening all year.

Select the dates of your trip on the right or search the categories for cultural events, craft fairs, music festivals, fiestas, art exhibits, theater performances and more.

Please be advised all events, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change. Persons wishing to verify the details of an event should contact the organizer.

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There are 17 events for December 2018
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Fri., December 7, 2018

Dec 6, 2019
The first Friday of Every Month

First Friday

Location: 505-983-6372
Event Type: Family Activities, Museum Events, Native American

The Coe invites the public to come for behind-the-scenes access to our collection of over 2,000 works of global indigenous art. Come experience our intimate on-site exhibitions, visit our collections, meet our staff, and learn more about what we do.
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Sun., December 16, 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019
Tue-Sun 8am-5pm

Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru

Location: 505-476-1223
Event Type: Gallery Openings, Museum Events

This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change.
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Dec 16, 2018 - May 31, 2019
Daily 10am-5pm

Atomic Histories : Remembering New Mexico’s Nuclear Past

Location: 505-476-5044
Event Type: Museum Events

This exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here which impact our lives, and helps to recognize the remarkable contributions involved in writing NM's Atomic Histories for the last 75 years.
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Dec 16, 2018 - Aug 25, 2019
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar & Tom Dillenberg Collection

Location: 505-670-3090
Event Type: Museum Events, Art Shows

This exhibition illuminates the diverse voices and living traditions of international cultures through the singular vision of a collector who has spent more than 50 years studying, supporting, and celebrating the art of the handmade.
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Dec 16, 2018 - Jun 7, 2022
Daily 10am-5pm

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Location: (505) 476-1203
Event Type: Museum Events, Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts and Culture

More than 100 countries on six continents are represented. Enjoy this text-free gallery with or without a docent, pick up a Gallery Guide to read more, or pick up a multi-media tour on an Ipod touch available at the front desk- no feeǃ
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Dec 16, 2018

Holiday Open House

Location: 505-476-5118
Event Type: Family Activities, Family Activities, Museum Events, Art Shows, Museum Events

The Holiday Open House is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other activities.

Marionette plays "A Really Big Party for Papa Gus" at 1:30-2pm and 3:00pm - 3:30pm St. Francis Auditorium
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sources:, Santa Fean Magazine

Dec 16 - Dec 16, 2018

Discover the Art of Wax

Location: 505-989-3283
Event Type: Museum Events, Workshops & Classes

Museum exhibit of over 150 encaustic/wax 2D and 3D artwork. Largest collection in the nation. From beeswax to modern Crayola. Adult workshops available. Go to or for more info and for new 2018 museum hours.
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Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2018
Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm

Holiday Fundraising Sale

Location: 505-989-3283
Event Type: Museum Events

Holiday fundraising with 1/2 price paintings, holiday ornament & card making. All proceeds go to support the FREE children's art education center and adult encaustic/wax center. Enjoy over 300 encaustic/wax works of art. non-profit 501c3
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Dec 16 - Dec 16, 2018

Learning Wax Art- Free Kids Workshop

Location: 505-989-3283
Event Type: Family Activities, Museum Events, Workshops & Classes

Kids 6-16, accompanied by an adult, can attend a free workshop at the Encaustic Art Institute. Learn about painting, sketching, and printing with wax. Every Sat or by appt. 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe 87010
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Dec 16 - Dec 30, 2018
Tue-Sun 2-3pm

Public Tours

Location: 505-476-5063
Event Type: Museum Events, Art Shows, Historical Tours

Tours led by volunteer guides are offered daily and include highlights of the building and current exhibitions. Tours are free with admission. Call 505-476-5063 to verify times

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Dec 16 - Dec 30, 2018
Daily 5-8pm

GLOW – Cosmic Nights!

Location: 505-471-9103
Event Type: Family Activities, Museum Events, Music/Nightlife, Family Activities

Light up your holiday season with GLOW – Cosmic Nightsǃ This annual event features thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large scale light installations all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and more.
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sources:, Santa Fean Magazine

Mon., December 17, 2018

Tue., December 18, 2018

Wed., December 26, 2018

Thu., December 27, 2018

Mon., December 31, 2018


Sat., December 1, 2018

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