December is one of the most festive, and also remarkably affordable, times to visit Santa Fe. With 300 days of sun to boast of each year, Santa Fe’s blue skies inspire visitors to take a hike through our glorious mountains, to sit back and watch the beauty of a winter sunset, to enjoy a delicious dinner in our award-winning restaurants, or to shop for unique gifts to go under the Christmas tree. No matter what it is you’re looking for this winter, give yourself the unique gift of a Santa Fe holiday, and you’ll give yourself a memory for ages. Stay with us at the El Farolito Inn Bed and Breakfast this winter, and experience the magic of a Santa Fe holiday season. Walk through our historic Plaza, where you’ll find find the tree-lined streets filled with shops decorated and transformed for the spectacular holiday festivities.
Santa Fe Holiday Shopping
While you’re here in Santa Fe, don’t forget to do a little bit of holiday gift shopping. Historically situated along colonial trade routes, with a legendary reputation as a shopping hub, there is no better place for finding a one-of-a-kind treasure than Santa Fe. Stylish shops and wonderful galleries line city streets, beckoning you through the doors for a uniquely Santa Fe holiday experience. Join the SWAIA Winter Indian Market on the weekend after Thanksgiving, where you can interact with favorite local artists while discovering that perfect gift you’ve been dreaming of. If you’re loved one is more interested in experiences, then why not give them a taste of Santa fe with a cooking class at the renowned Santa Fe School of Cooking? There’s no better way to take home a piece of Santa Fe, than to bring home one of the recipes that make this area such a paradise for food lovers around the globe.
Santa Fe Holiday Activities
When you’ve had your fill of Santa Fe holiday shopping, then head to one of our many wonderful holiday activities happening throughout the season. The magic officially begins when the lights flicker to life on the big pine tree in the Plaza on November 29th at 6pm. Adults and children alike will delight in watching the 2013 Holiday Trains travel around the First National Bank of Santa Fe in the Plaza. Join Santa Fe residents at their 29th annual Christmas at the Palace, with hot cider, live music, holiday entertainment, and of course a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus themselves. Or maybe you’d rather delight in a world of magic and wonder at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker at The Lensic. It doesn’t matter how you celebrate the holidays; Santa Fe has something for you. We look forward to your visit this year, as the magic of the holiday season begins.