Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there is something extra special and exciting in the air. Get the New Year started off right with these six great January events.





Santa Fe Artists in Residence

November 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020

All winter long, artists create their masterpieces in our hotels and galleries. Get a first-hand look at their creative process and be sure to take a piece home with you!

(Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Transfer of Canes

January 1, 2020

On New Year’s Day every year the newly appointed and elected Pueblo officials are announced and honored in the “Transfer of Canes” ceremonies and dances at most Pueblos. Be sure to contact Pueblos directly to confirm the times, as schedules may vary.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Railyard, Craft Beer, Beer Fest (Photo Courtesy of New Mexico Brewers’ Guild)

New Mexico Brewers’ Guild WinterBrew

January 17, 2020

The 9th annual New Mexico Brewers Guild WinterBrew festival returns to the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion on January 17, 2020. Admission includes sampling, a commemorative pint glass, and a pint fill of your choice. Breweries will be featuring cold-weather favorites such as stouts, porters, barleywines, winter warmers, and barrel-aged seasonals along with many of their year-round offerings.

(Photo Courtesy of Santa Fe Pro Musica)

Santa Fe Pro Musica: The Jacobsen Brothers

January  25 & 26, 2020

Take a “Journey” with the Pro Musica Orchestra and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk in works by Mendelssohn and Schumann. The concert opens with a work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Melinda Wagner and rounds out with Haydn’s last symphony, the grand Symphony 104, “London.” Performances takes place January  25 & 26, 2020 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

(Photo courtesy of Ski Santa Fe)

Ski Santa Fe Winter Music Series

Each Saturday in January

Enjoy live music each and every Saturday as part of Ski Santa Fe’s expanded live music series.  Come and grab a beer, a couple tamales and enjoy some live music on the deck of Totemoff’s Bar. Music scheduled 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday in January.

(Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Last Friday Art Walk- Railyard Galleries

January 31, 2020

The RAD (Railyard Art District), a cooperative of 10 art galleries, hosts its "Last Friday Art Walk" throughout the Railyard on January 31, 2020. Held the last Friday of every month, this exciting world-class contemporary art experience opens up the hip Railyard Arts District at night.

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 you need to plan a Santa Fe getaway! But before you do, make sure you order our official Santa Fe travel guideDeals and specials abound in The City Different so please check them out and start off your new year affordably with a Santa Fe adventure.