Welcome to the new year and all that Santa Fe has to offerworld-class cuisine, extraordinary visual and performing arts, access to the great outdoors, a 412-year-old history, and a nexus of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures, all three influences mixing, and shaping one another as they do. Come see how we do different in The City Different.


Sky Railway 

Ongoing

Sky Railway

(Photo courtesy of Sky Railyway)

Hop aboard Sky Railway, Santa Fe's new adventure entertainment trains. Two former Santa Fe Southern Railway engines have been reimagined with a team led by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. Rolling merrily along the 18-mile stretch of track between The City Different and Lamy depots, Sky Railway trains offer themed experiences, like murder mysteries, stargazing, culinary trips, tales of local lore, and more. Be among the first to ride this historic route with a fun, modern twist. 


Ski Santa Fe

through the first weekend in April 2022 (snow dependent)

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(Photo courtesy of Ski Santa Fe)

Ski and ride more than 80 trails at Ski Santa Fe, just 16 miles from downtown Santa Fe. A fun feature in January is live music on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pause between runs and grab a beer, a couple of tamales, and enjoy some cool vibes and great tunes courtesy of local musicians on the deck of Totemoff’s Bar & Grill. 


Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass

through June 16, 2022

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(Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Though you have until mid-June to view this exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, we're recommending you get a headstart to weave in a few visits to this groundbreaking show of works in glass by 33 Indigenous artists, plus Dale Chihuly, who introduced glass art to Indian Country. Not only does this exhibit coincide with the United Nations' designated Year of Glass, but this is one of many exhibits you can enjoy during Indigenous Celebration 2022, a coordinated initiative inspired by Santa Fe Indian Market's Centennial and designed to reposition Indigenous art to its rightful place as the original American Art. The year 2022 also happens to be the 60th anniversary of the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the 50th anniversary of its contemporary Native arts museum, MoCNA.


Cooking Classes with Open Kitchen

January 15, 22 & 29, 2022

Open Kitchen
(Photo courtesy of Open Kitchen)

Learn something new right from the start of 2022! Led by chef-owner Hue-Chan Karels, Open Kitchen offers weekly hands-on cooking classes in January. Get comfortable cooking Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai cuisine in a beautiful space. Open Kitchen also offers private classes and has wonderful catering and to go menus, all featuring global flavors.


Lensic Performing Arts Center

January 16, 20, 25, 29 & 30, 2022

SFPM conductor David Felberg(Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Pro Musica)

Built in 1931, the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown, just off the Plaza, and hosts everything from the symphony to movie nights. State-of-the-art production capabilities meet a classic vibe in this 800-person-capacity Spanish-Moorish-style theater. On January 16, see The Santa Fe Symphony presents award-winning composer Vivian Fung and her Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, Enjoy some Glinka, Haydn, and Mozart as well. Tango Argentina comes to town with 12 of the best Argentine dancers and musicians on January 20. And on January 25, Piaf! The Show, a musical about the legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf makes its Santa Fe debut on a world tour. Don't miss one of Santa Fe Pro Musica's Winter Orchestra Concerts on January 29 and 30 for David Felberg conducting Mozart and Mendelssohn, along with the premiere of The History of Red. (Your ticket price includes an opportunity to meet the artists.) There's always something important and exciting featured at The City Different's historic performing arts center.


Last Friday Art Walk at the Railyard Galleries

January 28, 2022

(Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

The RAD (Railyard Art District), a cooperative of 8 art galleries, hosts its "Last Friday Art Walk" throughout the Railyard on January 28, 2022. Held the last Friday of every month, this exciting world-class contemporary art experience opens up the hip Railyard Arts District at night. After exploring, grab a bite to eat at one of several exciting restaurants in the neighborhood.


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