Fall Activities & Halloween in Santa Fe, NM

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…

Fall Colors in the New Mexico Mountains

Move over New England: The fall colors up in the southernmost chain of the Rockies, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, can rival anywhere on the continent given the plenitude of quaking aspens, those golden jewels that set whole mountainsides smoldering this time of year. An excellent driving route for taking in the aspen show is the Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway, which kicks off right here in the city.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

This year’s Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is the 10th annual edition of this fabulous event, which presents dozens of films from New Mexico and all around the world as well as other cinema-crazy happenings. Venues include the Violet Crown Cinema, the Jean Cocteau Cinema, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Playhouse, the Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Screen.

The Whiskey Classic

If you’re a fan of craft spirits, consider the trip out to Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch on October 13th. This recreated Old West town, which has featured in a whole slew of movie and TV Westerns including 3:10 to YumaLonesome Dove, and The Cowboys, is playing host to the Whiskey Classic, an all-out celebration of whiskey, bourbon, and Scotch, complete with mixological how-tos, whiskey pairings, live music, and some fine beer, wine, and cider to round out the libations.

Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out

On October 20th, Santa Fe’s Canyon Road will host its 11th Annual Paint & Sculpt Out featuring a whole slew of local artists doing their magic out on the street. Watch art being made right in front of your eyes!

“Spirits of New Mexico’s Past”

Get in the Halloween “spirit” with El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a fantastic living-history museum set on a historic 200-acre rancho just outside Santa Fe. On October 27th, the museum presents “Spirits of New Mexico’s Past,” a family-friendly and just-spooky-enough celebration featuring candle-lit meet-and-greets with such New Mexican ghosts as Billy the Kid, Estevanico Durante (the first African-American in the state), and William C. McDonald, New Mexico’s first governor. You’ll also enjoy performances by the Red Turtle Dance Group, face-painting, and a visit from the Weeping Woman of Mexican folktales, La Llorona.

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