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January 2018

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Sun14Performance Santa Fe Presents Soprano Angela Meade.   American soprano Angela Meade’s 57 wins in vocal competitions and her professional debut at the Metropolitan Opera are impressive, but it is her voice and complete command over it that regularly bring audiences to their feet.  St. Francis Auditorium
Fri12Santa Fe Winter Brew 2018.  The New Mexico Brewer's Guild is back with their 7th annual Winter Brew Fest. Some of our favorite breweries from across the state will be pouring their best brews.  Farmers Market, Railyard. 
Sat13Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents Escher String Quartet.  Performing HAYDN Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; GYÖRGY KURTÁG Hommage à Jacob Obrecht; GYÖRGY KURTÁG Hommage à Mihály András (12 Microludes); BEETHOVEN Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132.   St. Francis Auditorium. 
Sat21Performance Santa Fe Presents Roomful of Teeth.   If you want to hear the future of music, the chance is yours at this performance by the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth. This octet employs alarmingly rich vocal textures from singing traditions the world over to create a stirring polyphonic experience.  Cathedral Basilica. 
Sun22Santa Fe Symphony presents SIBELIUS, MOZART & BRAHMS.  The premiere of Guillermo Figueroa as The Symphony’s Principal Conductor arrives—a new maestro in the new year! The afternoon will open with Jean Sibelius’s glorious tribute to his homeland, Finlandia. The next work on the program, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, brings to the forefront The Symphony’s own Principal Bassoon, Stefanie Przybylska, and the performance concludes with Brahms’s final symphony, his Symphony No. 4 in E minor. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat & Sun27 & 28Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents Visionaries - Dynamic and dark-hued showpieces.  Featuring Conrad Tao, Piano performing MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543; JOAN TOWER Chamber Dance; SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.

February 2018

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Wed - Sun7 - 11Santa Fe Film Festival.  This four-day film buff's dream screens films from around the globe and hosts panels, workshops and other festivities. Various venues.
Sat10Performance Santa Fe Presents Vadim Gluzman. Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Russian-born violinist plays with effortless virtuosity and expressiveness. St. Francis Auditorium. 
Sun11Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents Danish String Quartet.  Performing:  HAYDN Quartet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 1, “La Chasse”; MOZART Quartet No. 17 in B-Flat Major, K. 458, “The Hunt”; JÖRG WIDMANN Jagdquartett; BRAHMS Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67. St. Francis Auditorium.
Sun11Santa Fe Symphony presents Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.  Santa Fe Symphony and cellist Joshua Roman in Shostakovich's cello concerto, selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, and Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri16Santa Fe Symphony Joshua Roman Recital.  Roman along with pianist Guilles Vonsattel perform Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, op.102, No. 1, Brahms’s Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, op.99, Janacek’s Pohádka for Cello and Piano, and Pärt’s Fratres for Cello and Piano. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat17NUESTRA MUSICA.  The Lensic and Spanish Colonial Arts Society present New Mexican Hispano Folk Music. Nuestra Música’s 2018 line-up includes favorites Roberto Mondragon y Amigos, Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos, Cipriano Vigil y La Familia Vigil, El Trio Jalapeño con Antonio Apodaca, and Lone Pinon.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun-Sun18 - 25Santa Fe Restaurant Week: Take an edible tour of Santa Fe during Restaurant Week. This week only, our award-winning restaurants offer multi course gourmet meals for as little as $20 per person. As a Lodging Partner of Santa Fe Restaurant Week, we will have a Restaurant Week Special.  Many venues. 
Sat24Ski Santa Fe presents BREWSKI 2018!  Seven local breweries pouring delicious local craft beer at Ski Santa Fe's mountain pub: Totemoffs .  Music provided by Soul Foundation.  You do not have to buy a lift ticket, you can walk up to Totemoff’s from the parking lot.   

 

March 2018

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Fri2Performance Santa Fe Presents Maria Schneider Orchestra. Maria Schneider is a Grammy-winning composer and conductor of music that is beyond categorization. Tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of her 18-member collective that is made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun4Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents St. Lawrence String Quartet  Performing BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135; JOHN ADAMS First Quartet; SIBELIUS Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56, “Voces intimae”2.  St. Francis Auditorium.   
Sun12Performance Santa Fe Presents The Singing String Quartet. Well-Strung will perform family-friendly pieces, including a medley from the movie Frozen. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 
TBATBABeats at the Basin - Joe West Revue:  Ski Santa Fe presents beats on the Basin at Ski Santa Fe.  Celebrating 11 years of bringing music to the Ski Santa Fe experience and the 31st year of the Adaptive Sports Program. There are concerts scheduled at Totemoff's, the mid-mountain bar and grill. Your lift ticket or season pass is your pass to the music.
TBATBAEquinox Hike at Cerrillos Hills State Park: Equal hours of day and night usher in a season of growth and renewal. Come find your own balance and put some spring in your step on this guided hike.
Sun18Santa Fe Symphony Presents MOZART, ROSSINI & BEETHOVEN Carlos Núñez. Guest conductor and Grammy-nominated violinist Andrés Cárdenes serenades Santa Fe into spring with Mozart’s melodic and carefree second violin concerto. From Rossini’s La gazza ladra, The Symphony performs the overture so famously (allegedly) composed while the opera’s producer had Rossini locked in a room to aid his concentration. To conclude the performance, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 will fill The Lensic’s hall, a work so elegant and graceful that Berlioz claimed it must be the work of the Archangel Michael rather than any mortal. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Wed28Lensic Presents:  AQUILA THEATRE- HAMLET.  A compelling tale of personal ambition, love, and revenge, Hamlet has enthralled audiences for 400 years. This bold production from New York’s Aquila Theatre sheds new light on the tragic story, exploring the depths of rage, madness, and love brought about by a culture of obsessive personal ambition.    Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Thur - Sat29 - 31Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrimage: One of the most important pilgrimage sites in North America. Every year during Holy Week, as many as 30,000 pilgrims embark on a journey walking to the Santuario de Chimayo.
Thur - Sat29 - 31Baroque Holy Week at the Loretto Chapel: Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra performs music by Bach and Handel featuring Avery Amereau, contralto, Gonzalo X. Ruiz, baroque oboe and Inn owner David Solem on organ. CORELLI Trio Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 4; BACH Concerto in F Major for Oboe and Strings, BWV 1053R; VIVALDI La Folia; BACH Cantata No. 170 “Vergnügte Ruh” (Contented Peace)   Loretto Chapel.
Sat31Aspen Santa Fe Ballet present: AN EVENING WITH PIANIST JOYCE YANG.    At the center of this program is a world premiere by noted Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo, who collaborated with Yang on a new ballet set to Robert Schumann’s Carnaval.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.

 

April 2018

   
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Fri6Performance Santa Fe Presents - Parsons Dance:  Parsons Dance is a New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Thur12Santa Fe Symphony presents FGUEROA CONCERT RECITAL.   Featuring Guillermo Figueroa, Violin, and Ivonne Figueroa, Piano.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Thur19The Lensic Presents:  TAO - DRUM HEART:  The world-acclaimed percussion performers return to The Lensic with their newest high-energy showcase of the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO create an unforgettable experience of movement and sound.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat21Performance Santa Fe Presents - Kronos Quartet:  For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time. Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat & Sun28 & 29Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents Mozart & Friends.   Featuring David Felberg, conductor & Benjamin Hochman, piano  Performing MOZART Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, “Prague”; STRAVINSKY Octet for Wind Instruments; MISSY MAZZOLI Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres; MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.   

May 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Tue1Performance Santa Fe Presents - Pianist Daniil Trifonov:  Moments before Daniil Trifonov performs, profound silence invariably takes possession of his audience. Its intensity depends not on concert hall convention; rather, it arises naturally from the Russian pianist’s power to transcend the mundane and communicate music’s timeless capacity to bind communities together. Out of that silence comes a rare kind of music-making.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat19Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival: The theme for this year's festival will be Japanese festival lanterns.  Convention Center.
Sat & Sun19 & 20Santa Fe Symphony presents BARBER & BRAHMS.  Hailed as “brilliant” by The New York Times and “an artist to be taken seriously” by The Chicago Tribune, Steinway artist Elizabeth Joy Roe helps us bring our season to a spectacular finale with Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning and magnificent Concerto for Piano—a truly fitting finale to what is sure to be the greatest season ever!   Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun20Santa Fe Century Ride: A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, villages and mountain passes and 100 miles after you start, wheel back into Old Santa Fe.  Join us for our 33rd annual ride!  
Fri - Sun25 -27Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival: More than 200 Native American artists sell their museum-quality work in this weekend festival celebrating 14 years this year. Santa Fe Convention Center.
Thu31Performance Santa Fe Presents - Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch:  A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist..   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  

June 2018

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Sat & Sun2 & 3Spring & Fiber Fest:  Learn about the people, goods and livestock that came and went on the arteries of the Southwest. Also, experience traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving. Plus a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking and crafts for children. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Sat & Sun9 & 10Challenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show  Annual arts and craft show to benefit Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center.  Santa Fe Plaza 
Wed13, 20 ,27Music on the Hill:  St. John's College presents its annual free concert series on the college's athletic field.  Continues Wednesday evenings through July.  St. John's College.  
Sat-Sun16 - 17Santa Fe Studio Tour:  The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2018 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that winds throughout Santa Fe featuring 37 open studios and the work of 58 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
Sat & Sun16 & 17Herb & Lavender Fair:  Herb garden tours, lavender and herb product vendors, lectures on cultivating lavender and hands-on activities. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Wed-Sat20 - 2369th Annual Rodeo de Santa Fe:  Buckin’ broncos, horse barrel races, a carnival and an array of food all contribute to this annual rodeo, which practically requires cowboy boots and a Stetson hat. This is a great family event, with a Mutton Busting Contest for the kiddies.  Rodeo Grounds. 
Sat - Sun23 - 24Santa Fe Studio Tour:  The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2018 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that winds throughout Santa Fe featuring 37 open studios and the work of 58 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
Daily21 - 30Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2018 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 21 and closes on August 11.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows. 
Sun24Santa Fe Greek Festival:  Our annual Greek Festival presents music, dancing and a silent auction, along with Greek food, pastries and beer & wine.  Railyard:  Tomasita's Parking Lot.   
Fri29Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2018 62nd Festival Season includes Candide, Madame Butterfly, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Doctor Atomic.  Runs June 29 - August 25th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Sat30Santa Fe Pride:  Come and celebrate with Santa Fe’s LGBT community in its annual celebration of LGBT pride. The Advocate magazine named Santa Fe the second gayest city in the country, and the annual Pride celebration reveals the strong ties of this community.  Santa Fe Plaza.
Sat - Sun30 & 1Santa Fe Wine Festival: Sample delicious New Mexico wines, buy directly from the vintners and enjoy food, music and arts & crafts.  El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.

July 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sun1Santa Fe Wine Festival: Sample delicious New Mexico wines, buy directly from the vintners and enjoy food, music and arts & crafts.  El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Daily1 - 31Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2018 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 21 and closes on August 11.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows. 
Daily1 - 31Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2018 62nd Festival Season includes Candide, Madame Butterfly, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Doctor Atomic.  Runs June 29 - August 25th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Wed4Fourth of July on the Plaza: The day’s festivities include a cool car show, art and craft vendors and plenty of live entertainment. The event brings out the locals, who get to visit with family and friends and celebrate the holiday, which culminates with an evening fireworks show at the Santa Fe High School.
Sat & Sun7 & 8Lavender Festival: A weekend of celebrating agriculture in the region.  Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Abiquiu.  
Fri - Sun13 - 15Santa Fe International Folk Art Market: The largest of its kind in the world, this annual market showcases the work of more than 100 artisans from 40 countries.  Museum Hill
Wed11 ,18, 25Music on the Hill:  St. John's College presents its annual free concert series on the college's athletic field.  Continues Wednesday evenings through July.  St. John's College.  
Daily15 - 31Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations. 
DailyTBABest of Santa Fe: The Santa Fe Reporter presents the best of Santa Fe Music, Food, Drink & More.  The Railyard.
Sat & Sun21 & 22The 11th Annual ¡Viva México! Fiesta  Celebrate the music, culture, food and art of Mexico. Re-discover our neighbor to the south as you listen to mariachis, shop in the Mercado and eat delicious food prepared by local Mexican chefs. Shared histories and cross-cultural influences are undeniable at Viva Mexico.. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Sat & Sun28 & 29Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts: Contemporary arts & crafts made by Hispanic artists living in New Mexico.
Sat & Sun28 & 29Traditional Spanish Market: A popular event for residents and visitors alike, The 67th Annual Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from hundreds of local Hispanic artists, as well as on-going live music and dance, art demonstrations, and regional foods throughout each day.

August 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Daily1 - 11Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2018 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 21 and closes on August 11.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows. 
Daily1 - 25Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2018 62nd Festival Season includes Candide, Madame Butterfly, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Doctor Atomic.  Runs June 29 - August 25th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Daily1-20Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations.
Sat & Sun4 & 5La Panza Llena: New Mexico Food Fest.  Explore the food history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Step back in time, as you taste your way through the history of the Land of Enchantment. Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food historians, attend workshops, sample delicious locally made creations and find something special from our vendors and artisans. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
Sat & Sun4 & 5Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts: Juried show arts and crafts at Santa Fe Plaza.
SunTBABon Odori Japanese Folk Fest: Japanese folk dancing and music festivle.  The Railyard Park.
Sun12 & 19Opera Apprentice Showcase:  Santa Fe Opera Apprentice singers present fully staged opera scenes at the Santa Fe Opera.  Showcasing opera stars of tomorrow.  Not to be missed!.
Fri & Sat17 & 18Indigenous Fine Art Market: A celebration of Native Arts & Cultures That Inspire it.  Art, Music, Food & Fun.  The Railyard.
Sat-Sun18 & 19Santa Fe Indian Market: This spectacular festival is celebrating its 97th year. Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures.
Sat-SunTBAThe Zuni Show: See the very best work by more than 80 Zuni artists.  Presented by the Keshi Foundation.  Scottish Rite Temple.
Fri31Burning Of Zozobra: The 94th annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry's sad thoughts, is a highlight of Fiesta time.  Fort Marcy Park

September 2018

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat & Sun1 & 2Outside Magazine Bike & Brew: Outside Magazine and Cycle Santa Fe present the 4th annual Bike & Brew Festival, a three day celebration of craft beer culture and exceptional road and mountain biking in beautiful Santa Fe.  You might say Santa Fe is a brew town with a biking problem!
Sat-Mon1 - 3Santa Fe Fiestas Fine Art & Crafts Market: A juried show of arts-crafts.  Santa Fe Plaza.
Sat1Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe: Swirling dresses, stamping feet and ringing trumpets welcome participants to a passionate musical experience of traditional, contemporary and classical tastes. The piñon studded hills at The Santa Fe Opera set the stage for an extraordinary sunset and the vivid color, joyous sound and sheer cheer of internationally known award-winning artists and rising stars in the genre of mariachi.  Santa Fe Opera.
Sun2Fiesta de los Niños: La Vida Vieja. a day of interactive family activities that celebrate water! Roam around the ponds, creeks and acequias that give life to our historic site as you have fun with, and learn about, this precious resource. Also encounter animals that populate the southwest and who, like us, depend upon water. Wander the grounds and meet costumed volunteers who will tell you about “La Vida Vieja. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
Fri-Sun7 -9Fiestas De Santa Fe: Over 300 years old, Santa Fe's biggest celebration is a ten-day series of bailles, processions, parades, and musical performances, various venues. 
Sat8Desfile de Los Niños (Pet Parade):  The Pet Parade has been an annual tradition since the early 1920’s. This event is free to children and citizens. About 2,000 children in costumes participate in the parade, with thousands of supporters and tourists looking on Santa Fe Plaza  
Sat-Sun15 & 1611th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair: Clan tynker and medieval combat, jugglers, live entertainment and dancers...also vendos, kids' games and delicious food, drinks, beer & mead. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas. 
Sat-Sun22 & 23High Road Studio Tour: Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos.
Wed - Sat26 - 29Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta: The Wine Event with all the Great Santa Fe Restaurants beckons you to spend a glorious Fall afternoon at The Santa Fe Opera, featuring tastes from 80 of Santa Fe's finest restaurants and sips from 100 world-class wineries. The most fun you can have with a wine glass. 
Sat & Sun15 & 16Pecos Studio Tour:  Drive just 20 minutes from Santa Fe to the peaceful, picturesque village of Pecos, where you can visit with about 20 artists in their open studios. You'll see paintings, ceramics, tinwork, jewelry, wearable art and more.
Sat-Sun29 & 30High Road Studio Tour: Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos.

October 2018

 
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Sat - Sun6 - 14Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:  Each fall, pilots, crews and spectators from all over the world come to the Albuquerque balloon festival, known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world's largest hot air ballooning event.
Sat & Sun6 & 7Harvest Festival:  Each year, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the living history museum devoted to Spanish Colonial life, hosts the Harvest Festival, which provides visitors with the opportunity to help bring in the harvest as they crush grapes with their feet to produce wine, string chile ristras and grind sorghum with the assistance of burros. Feast on bizcochitos baked in an horno and tortillas cooked on a comal. Purchase arts and crafts from area vendors and enjoy live music.
Sat - Mon6 - 8Abiquiu Studio Tour: More than 70 artists welcome visitors to their studios in this annual tour. You'll see paintings, weavings, furniture, traditional Spanish Colonial art and much more as you explore the gorgeous place where Georgia O'Keeffe once lived and worked. 
Sat & Sun13 & 14Galisteo Studio Tour:  Visit this once a year event where over 30 local artists open their private studios to the public. A free event, much of it walkable through our historic adobe village. All disciplines and media. Galisteo.
Wed - SunTBA8th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.
Thur - Sun18 - 21 Review Santa Fe International Photography Festival:  Review Santa Fe offers photographers, photo enthusiasts, collectors, and the public a spectacular showcase of outstanding photographic talent from around the globe and an array of exhibitions and talks. A Friday evening portfolio viewing of the work of 100 photographers offers a rare opportunity to browse portfolios and speak with the artists. More than 40 leading reviewers will attend, including photo professionals from The New Yorker, MSNBC, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography.  Various Venues.  
Sat27Spirits of New Mexico’s Past:  A Halloween Event. Meet the ghosts of history who lived and died in the land of enchantment!  Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from New Mexico’s illustrious and often little known past. Listen to their amazing stories and experience intriguing bygone events. Lit by lantern light and campfires, our wondrous historic site takes on a family-friendly but spooky Halloween atmosphere. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.   

November 2018

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
TBATBASki Santa Fe Opens (Tentative).   Traditional opening for Ski Santa Fe, weather permitting.
Fri - Sun23 - 2514th Annual Circus Luminous:  Santa Fe's favorite Thanksgiving Weekend tradition returns!  The Lensic Performing Arts Center and Wise Fool New Mexico presents the 14th annual Circus Luminous.  With aerialists, acrobats, original music, and other performers from throughout Northern New Mexico, the twelfth annual Circus Luminous will dazzle kids and adults alike.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Fri 23Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza:  Enjoy hot chocolate and caroling as the historic downtown plaza is lit up in Christmas splendor with lights and holiday decor.
Fri30Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival.  From trash to treasures, this show is all about upcycling to make one-of-a-kind items. In addition to the reclaimed / recycled art market, this event includes a Trash Fashion & Costume Contest.  Runs Fri - Sun Nov 30 - Dec 2 at the Convention Center.

December 2018

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat & Sun1 & 2Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival.  From trash to treasures, this show is all about upcycling to make one-of-a-kind items. In addition to the reclaimed / recycled art market, this event includes a Trash Fashion & Costume Contest.  Convention Center.
TBATBAYoung Native Artists Winter Show & Sale.  Collect art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists.  New Mexico History Museum. 
TBATBAChristmas at the Palace:  Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community and visitors together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event.
TBATBANew Mexico Gay Men's Chorus:  Holiday Concert.  Don't miss this cheerful sound of the holidays.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
TBATBAYoung Native Artists Winter Show:  Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.
TBATBALas Posadas:  The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.  Santa Fe Plaza. Free.
TBATBASWAIA Winter Indian Market:  Over 200 artists will show at the La Fonda. Music, performing arts, and Native Dance groups will be featured, as well as a Festival of Trees that will be available for purchase through silent auction through the weekend. 
TBATBAGLOW:  Artful illumination of nature at Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.  One of the most unique lighting shows in Santa Fe! GLOW features thousands of lights all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden, including their newest garden section, Ojos y Manos.
TBATBAA Baroque Christmas at the Loretto Chapel:  Santa Fe Pro Musica performs music by Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Traditional Carols, featuring mezzo-sopranos Deborah Domanski and Avery Amereau and Inn Owner, David Solem on Organ.  Loretto Chapel 
Mon24Christmas Eve Farolito Walk: One of Santa Fe's most beloved holiday traditions, the Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts & souls of visitors to Canyon Road each holiday season.