Santa Fe, New Mexico | Holiday Tips from Ricky & Cathy | Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Holiday Tips from Ricky & Cathy

Thank you for watching our holiday/winter episode of Living in Santa Fe.

Cathy loves Santa Fe during the holidays. I asked her to share her top events:

GLOW at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Weekends through December 31, 2019
Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Light up your holiday season with GLOW – a winter lights eventǃ This annual event features thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large-scale light installations all aglow throughout the gardens. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and time with Santa.

Christmas at the Palace
December 13, 2019
Palace of the Governors

Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus – all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors.

Santa Fe Winter Indian Market
December 14 – 15, 2019
La Fonda on the Plaza

Do your holiday shopping with Native artists, in a festive environment at a downtown Santa Fe landmark, La Fonda on the Plaza. Featuring 150 artists selling jewelry, pottery, paintings, weavings and more; live entertainment and dance.

Traditional New Mexican Christmas
December 14 and 24, 2019
Santa Fe School of Cooking

This demonstration class will include the preparation of shredded pork tamales and poblano & corn tamales both served with red chile sauce, hearty holiday posole with green chile, calabacitas and our famous official state cookie, biscochitos.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: The Nutcracker
December 14 – 15, 2019
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Embrace the holiday spirit with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s performance of The Nutcrackerǃ Children of all ages will marvel at this whimsical interpretation of a seasonal classic. With ballet, flamenco, a Chinese ribbon dance, and even an aerialist, allow the cast of 60 dancers, actors, and circus artists to create lifelong memories for you and your loved ones.

Santa Fe Pro Musica: A Baroque Christmas
December 19 – 24, 2019
Loretto Chapel

Enjoy stunning performances of traditional carols and music by baroque masters. This Santa Fe tradition returns to the beautiful Loretto Chapel, with performances by the Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble.

Pueblo Christmas Eve Celebrations
December 24, 2019
Various Pueblos

Embrace the region’s rich Native American culture, as many Pueblos will hold a variety of dances, as well as midnight mass and bonfires on Christmas Eve. New Mexico is home to 19 pueblos, including the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos located north of Santa Fe.

Canyon Road Farolito Walk
December 24, 2019
Canyon Road

One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Canyon Road Farolito Walk lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who stroll the iconic road on Christmas Eve. A truly magical and breathtaking experience you do not want to miss.

New Year’s Eve on the Plaza
December 31, 2019
Historic Downtown Plaza

Ring in the New Year on the Santa Fe Plazaǃ The festivities begin at 9:00 p.m. with local bands performing on the Santa Fe Bandstand. Enjoy hot chocolate and biscochitos next to the cozy piñon bonfires. When the countdown ends, a Zia symbol crafted by a traditional Spanish colonial artisan will be raised as the sky overhead lights up with a festive fireworks display.

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