Santa Fe Plaza Attractions -
Central Plaza -The Plaza is the cultural center of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a historic district that combines the best of yesterday with the innovation of today. Visitors will find historic adobe dwellings, art galleries, restaurants, and more. During the Great Depression the Pueblo Revival Movement preserved the area. It's the sight of the Palace of the Governors as well as a variety of fairs and festivals throughout the year.
Inn At Santa Fe Hotel near the Santa Fe Plaza -Located just minutes from downtown Santa Fe and the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Inn at Santa Fe offers newly renovated accommodations in a
All of our guestrooms are equipped with the latest in amenities, including complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32-inch flat screen televisions (HDTV) with premium cable channels, and in-room safe boxes. You'll also find an onsite fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and a complimentary full American breakfast as well as ample free parking.
Fiesta de Santa Fe -This annual event in early September 2013 is one of the oldest continuous celebrations in the United States, commemorates General de Vargas' reentry into the City of Santa Fe on September 14, 1692 following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. In 1712, eight years after de Vargas' death, a proclamation was signed to establish an annual commemoration by the Santa Fe City Council. What a wonderful way to learn about the political and religious roots of the celebration.
Kicking off the 301st Fiesta de Santa Fe at Fort March Park is the Burning of Old Man Gloom, or Will Shuster's Zozobra to dispel hardships and travails of the past year. For ticket information to this September 2013 event call 505.988.1233. After the event, the streets leading from Fort March Park to the Plaza are closed to traffic so spectators can walk to the Plaza where they can socialize and purchase food and drink.
Other Santa Fe Plaza Events -There is a Labor Day Fine Arts and Crafts Market and Pre-Fiesta Show as well as a number of other events throughout the City prior to the official opening of Fiesta. A Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe is scheduled at the Santa Fe Opera, Historical Lectures at St. Francis Auditorium, and Mariachi Matinee at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For a complete schedule of events including entertainment -- mariachi music and Spanish dancing, Desfile De Los Ninos -- the Pet Parade, Ceremonies -- Deon Diego De Vargas, the Historical / Hysterical Parade with floats and marching bands, arts and crafts, food vendors, etc. www.santafefiesta.org
2013 Fall and Winter Events -
12/13 – Santa Fe Women's Ensemble : Winter Festival of Song at Loretto Chapel
12/13 – Paula Poundstone's Ha Ha Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Show
12/14 – Santa Fe Desert Chorale Winter Festival at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis
12/15 – Santa Fe Symphony – Christmas Treasures at the Lensic
12/15 – Las Posadas – Join the procession from the New Mexico History Museum to the Palace of the Governors for this re-enactment of the search for lodging by Mary and Joseph
12/17 – Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard
12/18 – Holiday Open House at Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
12/19 – Santa Fe Art Institute Open Studios
12/19 – Santa Fe Women's Ensemble : Winter Festival of Song
12/20 – Carols and Lullabies at Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis of Assissi
12/20-24 – A Baroque Christmas at the Loretto Chapel
12/21 – Wine and Hard Cider Barrel Tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard
12/21-22 – ASFB : The Nutcracker at the Lensic Performing Arts Center
12/24 – Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard
12/24 – Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The sound of carols fills the air as locals and visitors alike stroll Canyon Road to view the farolitos and luminarias.
12/24 - Santa Fe Concert Association - Christmas Eve Concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center
12/26-28 – GLOW: at Santa Fe Botanical Garden
12/28 – Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard
12/28-29 – The Brandenburg Concertos at St. Francis Auditorium
12/31– Santa Fe Desert Chorale Winter Festival at Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis
12/31 – Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard
12/31 – SFCA : New Year's Eve Concert – Claire Huangei / Joe Illick at the Lensic
SWAIA Winter Indian Market - November 30 - December 1, 2013is held at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Only a select group of artists are invited to participate in the Winter Indian Market which like its summer counterpart provides an opportunity to purchase authentic artwork directly from the artists. This year the Winter Indian Market will also host incredible demonstrations by award-winning artists. All events will take place at the Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM. See SWAIA.com for updates.
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival - May 24-25, 2014
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market - July 11-13, 2014
Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market - July 26-27, 2014
The Santa Fe Indian Market is coordinated by the SWAIA and is a place where established and emerging Indian artists come forward and celebrate their craft and hard work. The juried event attracts over 150,000 visitors, buyers, collectors and gallery owners to Santa Fe from all over the world for this rare opportunity to meet and purchase 10 kinds of art, in both traditional and contemporary, directly from the artists.
While there are a number of events associated with the market including the Native Film Festival and Music on the Plaza, the centerpiece of Indian Market Week is held on the eve of the Indian Market where a work of art is selected from the submissions. The Sneak and General Preview of the Award Winning Art and the SWAIA Live Auction Gala Dinner. Indian Market Week precedes the Indian Market with other events including the Native Film Festival, music on the Plaza, a Native American clothing contest, lectures and symposia. Quality is the hallmark of the Santa Fe Indian Market and there is no other venue that consistently brings so many fine artists together.