5 Festive Ways to Spend the Holidays in Northern New Mexico


Christmas Eve Farolito Walk on Canyon Road

One of our favorite traditions on Christmas Eve is strolling the festively lit up street of Canyon Road. As the sun sets on the night before Christmas, Canyon Road, a street known for some of the finest art in the world, is transformed into a holiday wonderland with thousands of farolitos lighting the way! Small, sand-filled bags, illuminated with votive candles, or farolitos, cast a glow on courtyards, gardens, and the adobe walls of century old buildings and homes, delighting the hearts and senses of passersby. Experience this one-of-a-kind holiday tradition with your loved ones and you won't be disappointed!


The Nutcracker at the Aspen Ballet

The Aspen Ballet in Santa Fe presents the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, with a unique and exciting twist! Featuring professionally-trained dancers from around the country and cultural dances from around the world, this production is sure to inspire cheerful memories for years to come.

Lena Street Lofts

Shopping at Lena Street Lofts

The artists, makers, gallery owners, and shopkeepers of Lena Street offer distinctive, thoughtfully-crafted gifts along with a welcoming Santa Fe vibe. Peruse a variety of shops and stock up on unique gifts, all while supporting small, local businesses this year.


The Bonfires at Bent Street

Head North up to the historic, quirky town of Taos for the traditional Bonfires on Bent Street. Vendors, locals, and visitors gather around piñon-filled bonfires and serve up some New Mexican favorites like Green Chilé Stew, Biscochitos, and spicy, mulled wine. Get into the holiday spirit and take in the quaint charm of downtown Taos at this special, holiday event!

Ojo Caliente

Soaking at Ojo Caliente

Relax, refresh, and unwind from the hectic holiday season at the world-renowned Ojo Caliente Resort & Spa. Soak in the healing, mineral-rich waters, dine at the farm fresh and seasonally-inspired Artesian restaurant, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul with soothing body therapies, yoga, and more!