Welcome to 2024 and all that Santa Fe has to offer—world-class cuisine, extraordinary visual and performing arts, access to the great outdoors, a 414-year-old history as the oldest state capital in the country, built on Native American Tewa land, still referred to as Ogha Po’oge (Tewa for White Shell Water Place) and officially founded by the Spanish in 1610. This heritage of cultures has helped shape our now diverse and modern multicultural city, influencing our singular cuisine, art, architecture, and spirit.
Ski Santa Fe
Ski and ride 86 different trails at Ski Santa Fe, just 16 miles from downtown Santa Fe. A super fun feature beginning in January is live music on Saturdays and Sundays! Yes, you can hear the music pulsing from the lifts on occasion, BUT you should definitely 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 throughout your days up on the mountain!
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Mercado
Saturdays, 9 am to 4 pm & Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm
The winter Mercado, located inside the El Museo de Cultural building in the historic Railyard District is not just a place to shop, but a true experience. Find local, national, and international folk art, antiques, memorabilia, rugs, weavings, tribal and global fine art, and a wide range of fine jewelry. More than 40 countries represented!
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Performances through January 2024
Built in 1931, the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown, just off the Plaza, 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 12, Leo Kottke graces the stage with his distinct fingerpicking style. Santa Fe Symphony presents Philippe Quint in Charlie Chaplin's Smile on January 14, a multimedia event involving rare vintage images and video along with live music in tribute to the silent film star. Also on January 14, Santa Fe Pro Musica presents J.S. Bach's Legacy at the majestic St. Francis Auditorium, just blocks from The Lensic. (And on January 28, there's even more Bach via the New Mexico Performing Arts Society at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel.) On January 16, don't miss The Lone Bellow Trio 10 Year Anniversary Tour for some gorgeous 3-part harmonies and remarkable songwriting. January 24 Performance Santa Fe presents Indigenous Performance Productions' The Aunties: Women of the White Shell Water Place. And, finally on January 28, you can Celebrate Mozart. It's his birthday, after all, and you'll be treated to his last great symphony. There's always something important and exciting featured at The City Different's historic performing arts center.
January 26, 6 to 9 pm
Image courtesy of Donnie Valdez, New Mexico Brewers Guild
The New Mexico Brewers Guild brings back a fave event to the Railyard, WinterBrew 2024. Just when you thought winter might get you down, you can sample suds from 16 participating New Mexico craft breweries in your very own commemorative pint glass! Food and live music, too. Get your tix for this event ASAP and tell your friends! Early entry for VIP ticket holders at 5pm.
Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard
January 26, 5 to 7 pm
Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) installation at Vladem Contemporary's inaugural exhibit Shadow and Light
The RAD (Railyard Art District), a cooperative of 8 art galleries and the newest kid on the block the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary participate in the "Last Friday Art Walk" throughout the Railyard on January 26. 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.
Souper Bowl XXVIII
January 27, 11 am to 2 pm
Football's great, but soup everyone loves. Join a melting pot of locals for this friendly competition and fundraiser Souper Bowl XXVIII, benefiting The Food Depot. Get ready to sample mouth-watering soups from 25+ of your favorite local chefs as they compete for your vote of the top soup in four categories: Cream, Savory, Seafood, and Vegetarian, plus the coveted “Best Soup” category. Get your tickets now—your tastebuds and community-oriented spirit will thank you!
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