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A City Different New Year's Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza

December 31, 2021


Let's welcome the New Year together in City Different styleǃ Round up your family, friends and visitors to welcome the New Year to Santa Fe, New Mexico  Be part of the fun as The City Different says Adios to 2021 at the 6th Annual FREE New Year's Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza.

Join us as we countdown to a peaceful and prosperous new year. In recognition of Santa Fe’s signature status as The City Different, nothing dropsǃ When the traditional countdown ends, a Zia symbol crafted by a traditional Spanish colonial artisan will be raised at the stroke of midnight.

The Zia will rise with a festive fireworks display to light the night skies with colorǃ We'll welcome the New Year to Santa with the age-old songs, Auld Lang Syne and Las Mañanitas, sung in a spirit of unity to say Bienvenidos 2022!

ALL ARE WELCOMEǃ Please dress warmly and bundle up the kids for this uplifting, family-friendly tradition in America's oldest capital city. The Plaza will be warmed by stationary heaters and cozy piñon bonfires scenting the night air with an unmistakably comforting New Mexican fragrance.
Food trucks will be onsite to satisfy those end-of-year cravings.

We hope to see YOU on the Plaza on December 31stǃ


Parking and Getting Here

Parking: Meters will operate as normal until 6:00pm. Certain meters in the vicinity of the plaza will be bagged for police and fire use, and public parking in those spots is not permitted and will be strictly enforced. Please be sure to keep ADA parking locations clear for those with valid placards and loading zones clear for delivery vehicles.

Road Closures: San Francisco, Palace, Lincoln and Old Santa Fe Trail will all be closed around the Plaza. Drivers are encouraged to avoid West Palace from Grant to Lincoln due to event activity.

On the Plaza: Attendees are advised to dress warmly and reminded that no alcohol consumption is permitted on the Plaza. For comfort, there will be stationary heaters and luminarias (New Mexico piñon bonfires), and a warming tent for families with small children, the elderly, or emergency use. The Kiwanis Club will provide free hot chocolate and biscochitos while supplies last, and food trucks will be able to park in the designated spaces on Palace/Lincoln.