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 several of Santa Fe’s best November events.


(Photo courtesy of Ric Gaudet)

Dixon Studio Tour

November 4 & 5, 2023

People love to visit 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.

Recycle Santa Fe 2023

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

November 10–12, 2023

From trash to treasures, the 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 24th year, and you can expect some eye-popping upcycled items and some great fun thanks to more than 100 artists from around the region. Don't miss Friday/s Trash Fashion & Costume Contest or the weekend-long Student Art Exhibit! 

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival(Photo courtesy of Chris Mortenson)

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

November 17 & 19, 2023

Dozens of 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 Scholar Lectures themed The Democratic Lens, hosted online and in person at the New Mexico History Museum.

Fall Fiber Festival

Fall Fiber Fiesta

November 1719, 2023

In its 11th year, Fall Fiber Fiesta is one of Santa Fe’s premier fiber arts markets dedicated to handmade creations of New Mexico’s fiber artists.Dozens of 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.

Contemporary Clay Fair(Courtesy of Contemporary Clay Fair)

20th Annual Contemporary Clay Fair

November 18 & 19, 2023

Come see the ceramic work of New Mexico's diverse community of potters at the 20th annual Contemporary Clay Fair, a cooperative event that continues to be the foremost ceramics sale and exhibit in the Southwest.

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Various dates in November 2023

Bass-baritone Cory McGee (featured above) is just one of a brilliant cast of rising stars from the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program perforning Handel's Messiah at the Lensic Performing Arts Center via The Santa Fe Symphony. Also in November, Santa Fe's other esteemed arts organizations, such as Santa Fe Pro Musica and Performance Santa Fe, present their events at our trusty, historic, beloved Lensic Performing Arts Center.

(Photo courtesy of Ski Santa Fe)

Ski Santa Fe Opening Day

November 23, 2023

Ski Santa Fe kicks off their 2023/2024 season, snow accumulation 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.

Annual Holiday Lighting Plaza

Holiday Lighting on the Plaza

November 24, 2023

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 on 30,000 energy-efficient LED lights at 6:15 pm to set the Plaza aglow.

SWAIA Winter Indian Market(Photo courtesy of Gabriella Marks)

SWAIA Winter Indian Market

November 25 & 26, 2023

Get your holiday shopping done all weekend long at the SWAIA Winter Indian Market, where 150 SWAIA juried artists from the 2023 Santa Fe Indian Market will exhibit a wide range of traditional and contemporary Native American art, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, paintings, and sculptures. 

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