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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 19 events for December 2018
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and 23 ongoing events

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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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Tue., December 11, 2018

Dec 11, 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 11 - Dec 22, 2018
Tue-Sat 9am-5pm

Build-a-Beast Toy Workshop at the Museum of Interactive Art at Shidoni.

Location: Shidoni Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 1508 Bishops Lodge Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Event Type: Family Activities, Museum Events, Workshops & Classes

Why buy impersonal toys for your holiday gifts when you can assemble unique toys from a selection of heads, bodies, and limbs? Put a pony head on a barbie, turn a hot-wheel into a mini parade float, Give a baby doll action hero limbs, Build-a-Beast.
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Dec 11, 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 11, 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 11 - Dec 16, 2018
Tue-Sat 11am-5pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

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 11 - Dec 16, 2018
Tue-Sat 12pm-4pm
Sun 1-4pm

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 11 - 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 11 - 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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Wed., December 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018

Digest This! Seed Banks and the Sound of Navajo Country

Location: 505-989-1199
Event Type: Museum Events, Performing, Native American

Dr. Kristina Jacobsen will give a brief reading and performance from her book, The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language and Diné Belonging (2017). Navajo tea and cookies will be served at this event.
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Dec 12, 2018

Screening of Wild Relatives by Jumana Manna

Location: 505-989-1199
Event Type: Museum Events, Film

The AV Club: Films at SITE
Screening of Wild Relatives (2018)
Wild Relatives documents the complex pathway of seed distribution between Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley and the Global Seed Vault deep inside Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.
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Fri., December 14, 2018

Dec 14 - 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

Sun., December 16, 2018

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

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

Mon., December 17, 2018

Wed., December 26, 2018

Thu., December 27, 2018

Mon., December 31, 2018


Sat., December 1, 2018

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