Spend the Holidays Immersed in the Beauty of Santa Fe

The holidays are a magical time in Santa Fe. They're celebrated with the timeless traditions from Spanish, Native American, and Old West cultures that give the city a unique look and feel of warmth and tradition. Enjoy skiing the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Relish the spicy smell of local piñon wood in fireplaces. Indulge in seasonal dishes such as tamales and biscochitos (New Mexico's state cookie). Even amidst the quiet solitude of winter in Santa Fe, the simple magic of this quaint town with its culture, the arts and activities remain the same. Shopping is heaven in Santa Fe during the holiday season with boutiques and galleries filled with special gifts for everyone on your shopping list - and maybe even a treat for you too!

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old House restaurant
This Thanksgiving, enjoy an artisan feast prepared by Chef Tony Smith and his team!

Free Range Roasted Tom Turkey, Cranberry Port Sauce, Fingerlings, Kale & Sweet Potato Hash, Corn Bread Sage Stuffing... or just drag your fork through the sultry Pan Jus Gravy! It will be a dining experience you'll never forget. Reservations required: 505.995.4530  View Menu

Christmas Eve Dining at Old House
After a downtown farolito walk, wind down with our scrumptious Christmas Eve dinner. You’ll delight in our specialty items geared to warm you up during the winter frost. December 24th, from 5:30pm-10:00pm. Reservations required: 505.995.4530. View Menu

Christmas Day Dining at Old House
Enjoy precious time with loved ones while feasting on holiday favorites such as Tenderloin of Beef or Seared Duck Breast or Pan Roasted Scallops. You’ll savor every bite! December 25, 2014, from 1:00pm-9:00pm. Reservations required: 505.995.4530. View Menu

Ring in the New Year with a scrumptious New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Old House. 

Start with a Traditional Lobster Bisque, dine on choices of Beef Wellington or Crisp Duck Breast or Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass. Top it off with a dessert symphony. This is one dinner not to be missed! Reservations required: 505.995.4530. December 31, 2014. View Menu

New Years Eve Package
Our Classic New Year’s Eve Package is the only way to ring in 2015!  Celebrate with a scrumptious dinner for two and wine pairings at Old House restaurant. After an evening of celebrating the New Year, retire to one of our well-appointed deluxe rooms where you can re-charge and relax! View package

Cyber Monday Specials
Don't miss out on our Cyber Monday savings! We'll offer 30% off our best available rates here on Cyber Monday, December 1, 2014 only! Click Here on December 1

This year, gift the gift of travel!
Click here to purchase gift certificates in any dollar amount from $25 to $1,500!

Relax and Renew
Take a break from the holiday hurriedness with a nice respite at Nidah Spa! Celebrate the spa journey of your life at Nidah. Appointments: 505.995.4535 Click here for specials and spa menu information.

Give a Nidah Spa Gift Certificate - what a treat! Click here to purchase.

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November 28th, 4pm - Holiday Tree Lighting on the Plaza
The holiday season kicks off with the Holiday Tree lighting on the Plaza. Festivities include live entertainment and a special visit from Santa Claus. The tree lighting will take place at approximately 6pm.

December 14, 5:30 to 7:00 P.M- Las Posadas 
This traditional and popular Spanish folk play reenacts Mary and Joseph's search for a room on Christmas Eve. It starts at the Palace of the Governors and winds around the Plaza with spectators following along. There are some funny moments and the Devil is always a popular character. Enjoy cookies and cider afterward in the Palace courtyard.

December 20th and 21st- The Nutcracker 
A tradition in Santa Fe the Nutcracker is performed by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company at the Lensic in a spectacular show with more than 60 dancers, actors, circus artists, costumes and lavish sets.

Christmas Eve-  Canyon Road Walk
Don't miss out on Santa Fe's favorite tradition- Canyon Road walk. Canyon Road and the nearby neighborhoods are lined with farolitos and luminarias twinkle in the night. The community walks the streets, chatting and caroling during one of the city's most festive evenings. Starts at dusk.

The Lensic- Located steps from the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, The Lensic, Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center, presents a myriad of events during the month of December. Shows include performances by the Golden Dragon Acrobats and a special Christmas Eve performance by sensational 11-year old virtuoso pianist and composer Emily Bear.