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Christmas Lights in Santa Fe 2024-2025

Multicultural Santa Fe, with its New Mexican traditions, celebrates Christmas in a unique and delightful way

Dates: November 24–early January (unconfirmed)

Christmas Lights in Santa Fe
GLOW: An Annual Winter Lights Event
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Santa Fe is located high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where Pueblo, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures are blended. This colorful and charismatic city is exceptionally charming during the holiday season. Christmas lights in Santa Fe adorn the streets and the buildings while helping you plunge into this fantastic atmosphere.

Holiday Lighting Event on the Santa Fe Plaza (November 24, 2023)

On the day after Thanksgiving, the historic Santa Fe Plaza turns into an epicenter of dazzling Christmas lights. Around 4 pm, many people gather to watch the appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying delicacies the Girl Scout Choir and Girl Scouts are selling. The Christmas tree lighting tradition starts at 6 pm, and magical farolitos (“little lanterns”) shine bright every night through New Year’s Day.

GLOW: An Annual Winter Lights Event (unconfirmed in 2023)

Another annual Christmas lights show in Santa Fe takes place at Santa Fe Botanical Garden on the western edge of Museum Hill. Thousands of dazzling lights and large-scale light installations convert the Botanical Garden into a memorable holiday celebration. View this display while enjoying hot toddy from Thursdays through Saturdays throughout December. The ticket prices range from $8 to $12.

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