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

December 31, 2021


Ring in the New Year in Santa Fe, NM, on Friday, December 31, 2021, at a FREE, fun, festive party as The City Different says ¡Adios! to 2021 at the 7th Annual New Year's Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza.

The free festivities begin at 8 pm with the Plaza warmed by stationary heaters and cozy piñon bonfires scenting the night air. Three cool bands –– Manzanares, Sol Fire and Theo Kutsko –– heat up the night with live music on the Santa Fe Bandstand. The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe will provide free biscochitos, New Mexico’s official state cookie while supplies last.

At 11:45 p.m., Mayor Alan Webber and city officials will invite the crowd to count down to a peaceful, prosperous new year. In recognition of Santa Fe’s status as #TheCityDifferent, nothing will drop. When the countdown ends, a colorful Zia symbol hand-crafted by a traditional local artisan will rise at the stroke of midnight. The Zia will rise against a backdrop of sparkling fireworks launched from Santa Fe's most historic hotel, La Fonda on the Plaza. The night sky will be alight with a blaze of colors as we welcome the New Year to Santa Fe, America's oldest capital city, with the age-old songs, Auld Lang Syne and Las Mañanitas, sung in a spirit of unity to say ¡Bienvenidos! to 2022ǃ

The December 31st NYE event will be conducted in observance of public health orders in place at that time.

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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 biscochitos while supplies last, and food trucks will be able to park in the designated spaces on Palace/Lincoln.