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Things to do in Santa Fe over the Holidays during Covid.

Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico!

8th Annual Fall Fiber Fiesta: (IN STORE) Fall Fiber Fiesta at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center is New Mexico’s premier fiber arts market is the largest show in New Mexico exclusively dedicated to fiber arts. Featuring over forty local fiber artists handwoven clothing and accessories, gifts, hand-knitted, crocheted, handspun, felted, quilted and more! November thru December.

Ski In Santa Fe Over The Holidays!

Ski Santa Fe opens for outdoor fun (downhill and snow boarding) Thanksgiving day (depends on snow). Committed to health and safety while honoring a passion for skiing and snowboarding, Ski Santa Fe’s friendly staff, amazing snow, and a one of a kind, day in the mountains adventure promise, is a viable option for Santa Fe Holiday travelers staying at the best historical accommodations Santa Fe has to offer! Committed to providing a clean, socially distant, and COVID responsible environment rest assured CDC protocols are in place. For more information on the 2020-2021 winter season and how to become part of the Ski Santa Fe team to help ensure skiing and boarding will be possible from opening day until the first days of spring click here!  Open: Nov 26- April 30.

Holidays on Santa Fe plaza- lighted enchantment!

Holiday Tree lighting on the Plaza 2020: True to the nature of Covid-19 impact, this special Santa Fe holiday annual event will be slightly altered. No organized “lighting” will take place in 2020 (with cocoa, music etc. on the plaza), however the lights will be in full glory creating that rich festive, holiday atmosphere. Walks, photos, strolls hand in hand are not altered and are encouraged! Plaza tree lights turn on the Friday after Thanksgiving and continue through January 2021.

Perfect Outdoor Holiday Activities in Santa Fe NM & Surrounding Area

Santa Fe Mountain Adventures: Hiking, Touring and getting out into the Great Outdoors of Northern New Mexico has always been these folks expertise! Though this season will be slightly different in practice (smaller, intimate groups, social distancing and mask wearing are musts), this is a great viable option for small families, couples or singles to take advantage of. Offerings are as diverse and the cloud variations in our blue skies- so contact them directly!  Open Year round.

Patries from Sage Bakery Cafe- Santa Fe Foods

Santa Fe Farmers Market: Tue & Sat thru November 8 am – 1 pm.  Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in 15 Northern New Mexico counties, the Market brings fresh food, education, and fun to our community and promotes small farms and sustainable agriculture in Northern New Mexico and is certified in Covid Safe Practices by the State of NM.

Santa Fe Artisian Market: Sundays 10 am- 3 pm. Offers a unique opportunity to enjoy local art and music inside the Farmers’ Market Pavilion. You’ll find pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas, and handmade herbal body products. It’s the perfect place to buy a gift for yourself or a loved one, or to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and mementos.

Christmas Store in Santa Fe.

Botanical Garden at Museum Hill- Open Fridays thru Sundays 10 am – 4 pm (closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, New Years day). A learning landscape of traditional and native plants, sustainable land- and water-use practices; educational activities for all ages; and an outdoor showcase for presenting music, sculpture and theatrical performances. Explore the Botanical Garden.

Black Friday: Shopping, eating and browsing Santa Fe style!! Peruse Santa Fe’s world-class shops, Galleries, StreetSide Curios vendors and more. Restaurants are open and appreciative of your patronage! Great in-store bargains can be had in person due to reductions in store sales from  Covid-19 restrictions. Make this the shopping season for Native art, Southwestern colors, textures, and more. All within walking distance of Pueblo Bonito b&b the best historic accommodations in Santa Fe!

Santa Fe New Mexico Offers Historical Sites You Can Visit During The Holidays

Bandelier cavities New Mexico
Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years.  Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities. We HIGHLY recommend visiting this National Monument during a Santa Fe Travel Holiday visit. Open Sunday thru Saturday at 9:00 am (closed Dec 25, Jan 1).

Pecos Pueblo Mission Church & Ruins
Ancient Ruins of Pecos National Monument

Pecos National Historic Park: In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed. Pecos National Historical Park helps visitors explore the cultural exchange and geographic features that played such crucial roles in the rich history of the Pecos Valley. Walk through ancient history using the narrative brochure with a laminated interpretive guide takes you through the ruins trail.

Canyon Rd Art Walk and Luminaria Christmas eve: Canyon road is a half-mile of 98 different art galleries contributing to Santa Fe’s boast of being the 3rd largest grossing art sales market in the world! This enchanting road is packed full of galleries featuring endless creative pieces spanning from southwest to contemporary and more! Described as “the Disneyland of Art”, Canyon Rd is a true delight any time of the year to stroll- whether in the day light, dusk or later this is a true gem of Santa Fe to enjoy. This road has always been a favorite for Christmas eve when decked out with Luminarias- 2020 will be different however as the organized Canyon road walk will not be sponsored due to Covid. Non-the-less one can walk it during the holiday season as the lights of Santa Fe will make it enchanting and usher in a true Christmas spirit like non-other.

Jemez Mountains of New Mexico

Jemez Springs– Scenic Drive: Finding inspiration is easy in Jemez Springs with the many outdoor opportunities that exist at little to no cost. Surrounded by the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Springs is a great locale for hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, hot springs soaking, geocaching, plein air painting, fishing,  and cross country skiing. There are at least 10 hiking trails in the area ranging from easy to difficult including: Coyote Call Trail, Obsidian Ridge, east fork of the Jemez River, Jemez Falls near Battleship Rock, Cañon de San Diego Overlook, Alamo Boundary Trail, Valles Grande Trail, forest road #181 to Water Canyon and others within the boundaries of Valles Caldera National Preserve.


Bed & Breakfast Room w/ Fireplace
San Juan room of Pueblo Bonito b&b inn- Santa Fe, NM.

REST. RELAX. HOLIDAY TRAVEL BACK IN TIME!! Encased by two foot thick adobe walls, Pueblo Bonito b&b inn  Santa Fe offers holiday travelers the most uniquely historic and accurate experience in Old Santa Fe living. Quiet, laid-back and quaint atmosphere provides guests a time travel experience to just stay in your room! Enjoy a romantic pinon wood burning kiva fireplace- watch the flame shadows dance on the diamond plaster wall finish. Smell the natural, sweet odor of pinon and cedar while enjoying the crackling sounds which soothe the Covid concerns of the day. Just relax and get away to do…. Nothing!!  Covid  Safe practices ensure a comfortable, safe and enjoyable get-a-way for Holiday Travel.

Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe, NM. Christmas lights.

Book Now! Holiday Travel In Enchanting New Mexico at Pueblo Bonito is just what you need to get-a-way from 2020’s Covid blues. Safety and Health are important and Covid Safe Practices are assured to guests as well as our employees and community. Masks are required, social distancing and lots of handwashing/sanitizing! Come and find your historic adobe pueblo accommodations in the heart of downtown Santa Fe with us – Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn. 1-800-461-4599

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