The holidays are a magical time in Santa Fe. When you come in December, you’ll see where we got our namesake as farolitos, also known as luminaria, line the streets. During this season, there are many events that can help you get into the holiday spirit. One of our favorites is the Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW. Grab a hot drink, then walk through the amazing spectacle the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens puts on each year. This December light show is sure to wow you!
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- Outdoor activities for all skill levels
- Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
- The best restaurants in the area
- Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss like the Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW
What is the Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW?
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW is an annual event where the Santa Fe Botanical Garden creates a magical walk through thousands of lights. Carefully placed string lights, lasers, illuminated geodesic domes, and every other type of light imaginable can be found throughout. Each year, the walk is meticulously designed and improved. It completely lights up the area in a breathtaking spectacle. Walk through the trail to experience the beauty!
Save the Date!
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW takes place every year during the last 2 weeks of December every day besides Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets can be purchased in advance and are good for any night of the event. There are also special Preview Party tickets you can acquire by being a sponsor of the event.
Attending the Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Walk through this amazing light show, then hang around for some entertainment. Local bands grace the stage every night as guests mill about. Grab a hot chocolate and warm up by the fire as you visit with friends, family, and loved ones. Afterwards, you can take a walk through the gift shop to get a last-minute holiday present!
Stay at El Farolito during the Holidays
El Farolito Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for your holiday stay in Santa Fe. Our inn is located in the heart of the city making it close to many popular attractions like the Santa Fe Botanical Garden GLOW! Choose from our cozy accommodations, each featuring Southwestern decor. Many of our rooms have their own private entrances and patios, so El Farolito is sure to feel like your home away from home. Plus, you get to join us each morning of your stay for a delicious breakfast to start your day off right. Then, go on your Santa Fe adventure! With amazing hospitality, services, and amenities, there’s no better place to stay in Santa Fe.