November always brings an opportunity to take a deep breath and appreciate the wonders of the season. Here in Santa Fe, we are grateful for the beauty of the mountains and the many diverse experiences. Join us in discovering a few of Santa Fe’s best November events.

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Fall Fiber Fiesta

November 1820, 2022

In its 10th year, Fall Fiber Fiesta is one of Santa Fe’s premier fiber arts markets dedicated to handmade creations of New Mexico’s fiber artists. More than 40 local artists are featured in this once-a-year opportunity to shop for handwoven clothing and accessories, as well as hand-knitted, crocheted, hand-spun, felted and quilted gifts.

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Dixon Studio Tour

November 5 & 6, 2022

People love to go to the tranquil village of Dixon, about 60 miles north of Santa Fe, to wander among the orchards and visit the open studios and local businesses each fall. Open studios on this tour feature a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts.

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Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

November 11–13, 2022

From trash to treasures, Recycle Santa Fe show is all about upcycling to make one-of-a-kind items. The country's largest and oldest recycled arts market is in its 23nd year, and you can expect some eye-popping upcycled items and some great fun thanks to more than 100 artists from around the region. And the heralded Trash Fashion & Costume Contest is back! 

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Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

November 18 & 20, 2022

Seventy photographers from all over the world converge in Santa Fe for a weekend of photography review and critique. You are invited to the Portfolio Walk + Book Fair (pictured above) at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion on Friday evening and to three Scholar Lectures themed The Democratic Lens: Photography and Civic Engagement, hosted online and in person at the La Fonda on the Plaza.

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19th Annual Contemporary Clay Fair

November 19 & 20, 2022

Come see the ceramic work of New Mexico's diverse community of potters at the 19th annual Contemporary Clay Fair, a cooperative event that continues to be the foremost ceramics sale and exhibit in the Southwest.

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Ski Santa Fe Opening Day

November 24, 2022

Ski Santa Fe kicks off their 2022/2023 season, weather permitting, on Thanksgiving Day. Be among the first to hit the slopes this season! Fluffy, high elevation snow and an abundance of sunshine promise ample, active gorgeous days on the mountain.

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Historic Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting

November 25, 2022

Beginning at 4:30 pm, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, food trucks, and musical acts as the historic downtown Plaza is officially lit up in seasonal splendor with colorful lights and holiday décor at the festive Holiday Tree Lighting. Mr. and Mrs. Claus make an appearance via vintage fire truck, as does the Mayor, who'll flip the switch at 6:15 pm to set the Plaza aglow.


Traditional Spanish Market Artist Show

November 26 & 27, 2022

Get your holiday shopping done all weekend long at the Traditional Spanish Market Artist Show (November 26 & 27), where 100 adult and youth artists, who carry on the traditional work of Spanish Colonial New Mexico, feature their handmade, museum-quality works in a variety of media—including santos, precious metals jewelry, weaving, ironwork, woodcarvings, straw appliqué, pottery, tinwork, furniture and more. Also enjoy artist demonstrations, traditional New Mexican music, entertainment, and food.

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