A Secret Holiday Place - Better Than
If you plan ahead, you may land a vacation home, rented
by the day, week or month. Plan far ahead and rent through santafegetaway.com.
Having a complete kitchen adds to the enjoyment
of the holidays. Being in driving distance to holiday shopping and festivities
just adds to the fun.
The Santa Fe Holiday Scene
The Santa Fe holiday scene is an exciting picture: Galleries are open in
the evenings along Canyon Road. Holiday shoppers and visitors stroll from
gallery to gallery, taking in the art and, in some, stopping for a sip of
wine. After a short walk, you will encounter holiday revelers standing around
bonfires lighting the corners and singing Christmas Carols.
An ideal evening starts out with drinks at a local restaurant listening
to live music. Then it’s off for a brief stroll to any one of a selection
of fine Santa Fe restaurants. My friends rave over The Shed, with their blue
corn enchiladas, The Pink Adobe with continental and New Mexican fare, and
for Mexican food, she said, “Try Tomasitas.” Thomasitas Santa
Fe Station is located at 500 South Guadalupe. The restaurant is housed in
a converted train station left over from the wild, wild west.
Right through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on to New Year’s there
is plenty to do and enjoy in Santa Fe. We like to attend holiday concerts
at the Lensic Theatre. Don’t go without a ticket,
though… you must plan in advance. She said the concerts on Christmas
Eve and New Year’s Eve are very special. You can purchase tickets on
At the Native American Pueblos, there are unique festivities planned. She
suggested the traditional dancing held over the holidays. Eight Northern Pueblos
information is, 505-852-4265.
A Special Breakfast
Out Cerrillos Road, you will encounter “Tecolote,” which means
owl in Spanish. At Techolote Cafe, they make their own bread and are known
for breakfast delights featuring home-made bread. The French toast sounds
good to me...
Planning Ahead for Christmas
With its large Hispanic population, the celebration of Christmas is a major
festival. A beautiful aspect of this celebration is the appearance everywhere
of "luminarias": "little lanterns" in Spanish, these are little paper bags
with sand (for stability) and a small candle inside.
Thousands of these small flames line streets, staircases, doorways. You
can enjoy luminaria displays in Old Town Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or in smaller