Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there’s always something extraordinary in the air. January is no exception and a great reason to discover and start off your new year in Santa Fe! See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of [blog_link url="http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/americas-best-cities-for-winter-travel/11" text="America's Best Cities for Winter Travel" date="2016-12-06"].
Winter Brew 2017
Are you a craft beer aficionado? If so, you won’t want to miss [blog_link url="https://nmbeer.org/" text="Winter Brew 2017" date="2016-12-06"]. This event is a celebration featuring local breweries and restaurants. On January 13, local vendors will stimulate your taste buds and quench your appetite. Chili Line Brewing, Duel Brewing, Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe Brewing and Second Street Brewing are just some of the breweries that will be participating.
The event will take place at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Get your [blog_link url="https://holdmyticket.com/event/261960" text="tickets" date="2016-12-06"] today.
Discover Ski Santa Fe This January
You say you’ve never been the Santa Fe Ski basin? You’ll want to take the scenic 16-mile drive that leads from the Santa Fe Plaza into the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains—and you’ll find you are at the Santa Fe Ski basin—an event in its own right.
High above The City Different, [blog_link url="https://skisantafe.com/" text="Ski Santa Fe" date="2016-12-06"] has a wonderful range of terrain, from isolated beginner slopes to lots of cruisers, some long bump runs, great glades and tree runs, and even a few short chutes and small bowls. After a day on the mountain, return down to Santa Fe for a hearty [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Dine/index.html" text="New Mexican dish" date="2016-12-06"] or a drink by the fire. Be sure to take advantage of the [blog_link url="http://ncrtd.org/rtd-mountain-trail.aspx" text="RTD Mountain Trail Route" date="2016-12-06"] that provides service through downtown Santa Fe to Fort Marcy Park and then up Hyde Park Road to recreational areas and business along NM 475 (Ten Thousand Waves) into the Santa Fe National Forest and then Ski Santa Fe.
Embark On The Santa Fe Margarita Trail
There’s no better way to warm yourself on a cold January day in Santa Fe than with a margarita made by any on one of the 31 establishments participating in the [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Self_Guided_Tours/Margarita_Trail/index.html" text="Santa Fe Margarita Trail" date="2016-12-06"].
Hopping onto the trail is easy! Purchase your Santa Fe Margarita Trail Passport for $3 at any TOURISM Santa Fe Visitor Center or participating restaurant.
Along the trail, present your Passport for a $1 discount on the special margarita offered by participating restaurant. Then ask your bartender or server to stamp and date your Passport before you leave. Remember, you can earn a maximum of two stamps per day. Collect stamps from different stops along the Margarita Trail to win prizes ranging from a commemorative t-shirt to a bartender kit!
Check out the Margarita Trail video!
Who Will Win This Year’s Souper Bowl?
The competition for Santa Fe’s best soup continues in the 23rd Annual [blog_link url="https://www.thefooddepot.org/event/souper-bowl-2017/" text="Souper Bowl" date="2016-12-06"]. This beloved event, benefiting The Food Depot, brings together the area’s top chefs to showcase their delectable creations in an effort to win your vote for Best Soup!
On January 21, restaurants and chefs will compete in one of the following categories: Cream, Savory, Seafood and Vegetarian. There will also be a “Best Soup” of the competition. You will also be able to grab some great silent auction items and have an opportunity to purchase a cookbook featuring soup recipes from some of Santa Fe’s finest chefs. The 2017 Souper Bowl takes places from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now.
By now you should have some keys to unlock your perfect kick-off for the new year in The City Different! If you’ve penciled in fun on your January calendar, then follow your bliss to Santa Fe! But before you do, make sure you order our official [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visitors_Guide/index.html" text="Santa Fe travel guide" date="2016-12-06"]. [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Specials/" text="Deals and specials" date="2016-12-06"] abound in The City Different so please check them out and start off your new year right in your own Santa Fe adventure.