Santa Fe Events

Boutique Hotel for New Year’s Events in Santa Fe

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Come mark the New Year in Santa Fe—a magical place to do it—and stay with us at our Boutique resort while you do! We’ll provide the exquisite accommodations and amenities for an unforgettable holiday escape, and meanwhile you’ll find yourself just steps from the New Mexico capital’s wonderful celebration of the old year’s exit and the new one’s arrival.

New Year’s Eve in the Santa Fe Plaza

The fifth edition of Santa Fe’s New Year’s Eve on the Plaza will be underway December 31st in the city’s centuries-old town square, which is just a stone’s throw from La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.

It’s a lovely festival that draws together community members and out-of-town visitors alike. Things kick off at 8 PM as the Plaza warms up with heaters and crackling bonfires of piñon wood, the aroma of which summons the very essence of the Southwestern landscape. The Santa Fe Bandstand will come alive with music from a variety of performers: Sol Fire, Fun Adixx, Alex Maryol, and Chango.

Meanwhile, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, there’ll be free hot chocolate on offer as well as New Mexico’s official (and delicious) state cookie, the bizcochito, plus a memorial banner upon which anyone can write goals, dreams, wishes, and other aspirations for the New Year (and the new decade!).

There’ll be a number of food trucks on hand to attend to appetites as revelers one and all enjoy the merry atmosphere, live entertainment, and beautifully decorated Plaza, a truly iconic city center.

The formal countdown to 2020’s grand entry will be launched at 11:45 PM by the mayor and other city officials. At the stroke of midnight, a traditional Zia symbol will be raised to the flashing extravagance of fireworks, and the crowd will sing “Auld Land Syne” and “Las Mañanitas.”

It’s a magical way to usher in the New Year, gathered together on the hallowed ground of the Santa Fe Plaza, heart of America’s oldest capital city for so many generations.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa: Your New Mexico New Year’s Eve Headquarters

Our oasis of Southwestern Hospitality—infused with no small amount of holiday cheer this time of year—makes the perfect New Year’s Eve destination. Enfolded in our swoonworthy landscaping, the historic architecture and extensive artwork, and our patented top-caliber hospitality, you’ll get to relish not only the perfection of your casita-style accommodations but also New Year’s Eve dining at Julia, A Spirited Bar & Restaurant (and maybe celebratory drinks at our Staab House cocktail lounge), a transformative treatment or two in our Spa Sage, and our seasonal winter on-site activities—in short, all the attractions that fulfill our Tribute Portfolio status. Meanwhile, you’ll be right by the well-attended New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Santa Fe Plaza, however much of them you wish to partake of.

Reserve your New Year’s getaway at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa today: We can’t wait to celebrate the dawn of 2020 with you!

Santa Fe New Mexico Holidays

Holiday Activities Near Boutique Santa Fe Hotel

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Join us here at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa and take in some of the prodigious festive magic that defines the holiday season in the New Mexico capital! While you’re enjoying our boutique Southwestern accommodations and amenities, you’ll be well poised to sample Santa Fe’s holiday events and installations, a few of which we’ll spotlight in today’s blog post.

Holiday Lighting Event on the Plaza

On November 29th, you can take part in a time-honored holiday tradition over in the historic Santa Fe Plaza just a stone’s throw from the La Posada boutique-scape. Some 10,000 lights create a dreamy holiday wonderland in this hallowed center of the city. They’re set to be lit at 6:30 PM, but there’ll be plenty of enticements before that main event, including live entertainment in the Bandstand, the arrival (by vintage fire truck, no less) of Santa and Mrs. Claus around 4 PM, and the lighting of farolitos soon thereafter.


GLOW: A Winter Lights Event at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

More lit-up loveliness will define the verdurous grounds of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden this December with the annual GLOW installation. Charming light displays and arrangements will be spread throughout the garden, and open on select evenings from 5 to 8 PM: November 30th to December 1st, December 6th through the 8th, December 13th through the 15th, December 20th through the 23rd, and December 26th through the 31st. There’s a special Preview Party, meanwhile, on the night of November 29th.

Besides all the twinkling setups, GLOW will feature live music, holiday drinks, and flybys from Santa Claus.

Christmas at the Palace

On December 13th, the Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico History Museum will host (for the 37th time!) this free annual family-friendly holiday soiree, complete with cookies, hot cider, seasonal crafts, piñatas, live tunes, and yet more appearances by that busy guy from the North Pole (and his main squeeze). Christmas at the Palace also features an antique printing press in operation.

Las Posadas

Two days later (December 15th), the Plaza comes alive with the traditional Hispanic festival of Las Posadas, where Mary and Joseph’s quest for a place to bear forth the Baby Jesus will be evoked in a candle-lit processional that ends up in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors. Some devils will be involved, too, just for good measure…

Join Us at La Posada de Santa Fe This Holiday Season

We’ve only highlighted a few of the holiday events on tap this season in Santa Fe, but hopefully they’ll be enough to pique your interest and inspire a festive getaway to La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa! You’ll love our casita-style lodgings, our gourmet dining, our superlative collection of artwork, and all of our high-end amenities, not to mention convenient access to the Santa Fe Plaza and other local attractions. Book your holiday-season escape with us today!

La Posada de Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

La Posada de Santa Fe – Luxury Accommodations for Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

One of the cultural highlights of the year in the New Mexico capital is coming up fast, and La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa will, as usual, provide unbeatable luxury accommodations for the occasion.

We’re referring to the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, which this year takes place from Sunday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 29th. Now’s the time to book your casita-style accommodations at La Posada de Santa Fe so you’re all set for the epicurean ecstasy!

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La Posada Santa Fe The Patio

2019 Santa Fe Restaurant Week

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Santa Fe Restaurant Week is almost here! If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to make reservations for this great occasion!

This year, Restaurant Week in Santa Fe takes place on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 through Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. Now in its tenth year, New Mexico Restaurant Week has become a highly anticipated culinary event across the state. Feast on delicious three-course meals throughout Santa Fe this week at a fraction of the cost – including Julia.

Julia is offering the following delicious three-course dinner for just $45!

First Course: Choice of one of the following appetizers

  • Christmas Tamales
  • Caesar Salad
  • Diablo Shrimp

Second Course: Choice of one of the following entrees

  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Salmon
  • Filet of Beef Tenderloin

Third Course: Dessert

  • Nana’s Chocolate Mousse
  • Pablo’s Bread Pudding

Enjoy Julia’s lunch option – for just $18!

First Course:

  • House Salad

Second Course: Choice of one of the following entrees

  • Surf & Turf (Filet Mignon and Shrimp)


  • Nana’s Chocolate Mousse

Please call 505-986-0000 for reservations or click here to reserve on Opentable (be sure to access the specific date desired).

Fall Activities & Halloween in Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

We hope you’ll come join us at La Posada de Santa Fe this October for autumnal pleasures and Halloween haunts, New Mexico-style, all against the backdrop of our luxury hospitality!

Here are a few of the activities and events vying for your attention on a Tribute Portfolio getaway at La Posada de Santa Fe during the spooky season…

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Lodging and Luxury for Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Epicurean delights await you at this year’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, a weeklong celebration of local cuisine, vino from all over, and the very beautiful marriage they make together. La Posada de Santa Fe not only makes the perfect place to stay for this culinary extravaganza, among the highlights of the Santa Fe events calendar: We’re also taking part ourselves!

The 2018 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta brings some 100 of the best wineries from the United States and beyond to the New Mexico capital and musters 75 of the city’s finest restaurants as well. This year’s edition runs from Sunday, September 23rd to Sunday, September 30th, and fills that festive span with a heapful of wine/food pairings and tastings, chef demos, wine seminars, and the like.

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Hotel For the Burning of Zozobra Festival

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Labor Day is steadily marching nearer, a date that doesn’t merely herald the closing weeks of summer but, in our fair (and old) city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, also means one of the country’s most unique community rituals is fast approaching. This year marks the 94th annual Burning of Zozobra, which goes down during the centuries-old Las Fiestas de Santa Fe on Friday, August 31st at Fort Marcy Park just a hop, skip, and a jump from La Posada de Santa Fe.

“Must-see” is an overused descriptor, we admit, but it most definitely applies to this fiery night wherein good once again triumphs over evil. Come join us for the occasion, a touchstone of the Santa Fe cultural calendar!

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Fiesta De Santa Fe Lodging

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Not too many American cities have a community festival that dates back better than three centuries, but Santa Fe certainly does, and it’s coming up in just a few weeks! We hope you’ll come take in the 306th annual Fiesta de Santa Fe with luxurious resort lodgings here at La Posada de Santa Fe just a stone’s throw from the celebration.

Fiesta de Santa Fe

If you’ve done your mental calculations already, you’ll have figured out that the Santa Fe Fiesta’s roots go back all the way to 1712. That’s the year that the city organized a commemoration of Don Diego de Vargas’s successful retaking of Santa Fe from the indigenous Pueblo.

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Mother's Day, Spa, Retreat, Santa Fe, NM

Mother’s Day Spa Retreat in Santa Fe

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The mothers in your life deserve the best in the world, and what better way to say thank you and I love you than with a special spa retreat in one of the most beautiful places in the United States: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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