Holiday Activities Near Boutique Santa Fe Hotel

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!

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