Holiday Festivities In Santa Fe, New Mexico Page 2

Where To Stay
Experience southwestern ambience for yourself in one of Santa Fe's varied accommodations--there seems to be more of them cropping up every year. Here are just a few:
Hacienda Nicholas
888/284-3170; www.haciendanicholas.com
The spirit of Santa Fe awaits you at this charming, seven-unit adobe bed & breakfast inn built around a lovely garden courtyard and outdoor kiva fireplace. Morning breakfast and evening wine and cheese are served in the "great room." The hacienda's innkeeper also owns Alexander's Inn and The Madeline.

El Rey Inn
800/521-1349; www.elreyinnsantafe.com
This friendly hotel, located on Cerrillos Rd., offers attractive gardens, continental breakfast, an outdoor whirlpool, in-season swimming pool and an exercise room.

La Fonda Hotel
800/523-5002; www.lafondasantafe.com
The current building housing this "grande dame" of Santa Fe hotels dates back to the 1920s, although there's been an inn on this site since 1620. Each room and suite is unique, with colorful hand-painted furnishings. This hotel also offers an exercise room, outdoor pool, hot tub, massage, shopping and fine dining. Local artisans are showcased at the La Fonda.

December Weather
Temperatures in December are usually in the low 40s during the day and low 20s at night, so bundle up! Wear warm clothing in layers and prepare for the possibility of snow. Protect your camera gear from moisture and cold temperatures. In northern New Mexico the sun reportedly shines 300 days a year, making it comfortable to be outdoors most days. Santa Fe is at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, which are usually covered with snow during the winter, as are the Jemez mountains across the Rio Grande Valley to the west.

Other December Events
Check out these additional holiday photo ops around the US:
December 3
Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade, Dallas, Texas
214/456-8383, www.childrensparade.com
Benefitting Children's Medical Center Dallas, this nationally televised parade features music, colorful floats, and giant balloons. The theme for this festive event is "Unwrap the Joy."

December 3--5
Crystal City "Sparkle" of Christmas, Corning, New York
607/937-6292, www.gafferdistrict.com
An old-fashioned celebration of the season with food, music, entertainment and crafts. Located on historic Market Street in Corning.

December 31--January 1
First Night Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah
801/359-5118, www.firstnightslc.org
A New Year's Eve celebration of the arts held in downtown Salt Lake City, featuring visual, cultural and performing arts. A midnight Finale Extravaganza counts down the seconds to the New Year.

ARTICLE CONTENTS
Share | |
COMMENTS
mukul's picture

It would be a grand celebration there, it would be full of color and lights. It is no wonder that photographers feel so drawn to it. But sometimes budget can not afford a big vacation abroad so it is worth checking out your surroundings, I will be spending this vacation in the state of texas.

radududu's picture

I would like to visit this part of the country, even only to spend a peaceful, relaxing and romantic weekend. The view seems to be awesome, and it seems to be a really good vacation. Everything seems to deserve the money.

radududu's picture

I love this pictures. I would like to take a part to this kind of events in the future, because I like the photography. A friend of mine just took some photos at the phoenix spas and I was amazed.

radududu's picture

Thank you for providing this interesting and useful post.Traveling is one of my favorite hobby because I like to visit and discovery new and interesting places like this described in this post.Also this year I am thinking of a cruise planning because I've always wanted to go on a cruise along the oceans and seas.

mukul's picture

This would be a grand affair for the tourists, such festivities are indeed great opportunities to have a glimpse of the local culture. Whenever you plan a trip you should try some time management tips to make the right schedule so that you can enjoy every bit of your trip.

leonardo85's picture

This festival is indeed filled with wonderful moments which the photographers should capture in the snaps. When you crave for some different kind of experience then you should look floor offbeat destinations, for instance Krabi is an excellent place for those who are in love with rock climbing.

crazymeme's picture

Thank you for providing this great and interesting post!There are a lot of beautiful travel destination on the world such as the Gold Coast or Mexico.Last year I traveled to Mexico and I was impressed by the beauty of that country and also by the great people who live there.I took some great photos there.

crazymeme's picture

Traveling is one of my hobbies and I've visited a lot of countries in the last ten years. Last year I've spent my vacation in Santa Fe and I was fascinated by the beauty of the landscape there. I took some amazing photos and I made a beautiful album that my friends like a lot. This year I am planing to visit san francisco as I want to take some photos there.

crazymeme's picture

As a professional photographer I like traveling around the world in order to capture the most amazing landscapes.Recently I traveled to Georgia and I participated to a lot of activities in georgia and took some great photos there.Soon I am planing to travel together with my friends to Mexico in order to take photos there and to learn about the Mexican culture.

mukul's picture

The festivals simply light up the whole atmosphere and you just love the place even more. However, summer is here and this is the time for a Summer Travel to Montreal.

milley22's picture

Such an investment in 'human capital', typically the largest significant component of any corporation's budget, will both increase productivity and the quality of life of the workers and their families. Women have had to 'multi-task' for many decades as they juggle family and occupational concerns. I am happy a woman is teaching the rest of us how to deal with stress! wedding photographers ct

mukul's picture

The place would be perfect to visit during the festivities it would be a wonderful experience. However, if you want some adventure in your trip then you should consider going for a backpacking beautiful blackwater river.

leonardo85's picture

I think the place looks just amazing during the festival and it would be a great place for honeymooners too, however, if you want a different kind of experience then you should go for North American honeymoon destinations.

reshhia's picture

I just got to this amazing site not long ago. I was actually captured with the piece of resources you have got here. Big thumbs up for making such wonderful blog page Levitra.

sultan's picture

I think it is so important to support the local athletes here for the Olympics. exposed acne treatment

X
Enter your Shutterbug username.
Enter the password that accompanies your username.
Loading