3 Reasons Why the Santa Fe Winter Indian Market Is One of the Best

Immersing yourself in the local culture is a must during a trip to the City Different. Our beautiful mountainside town is home to more unique history, architecture, culture, and nature than most cities in the country. One of the best ways to experience local Southwestern heritage is the Santa Fe Winter Indian Market. This celebration includes live entertainment, food, and of course, plenty of gorgeous Native American artwork.

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3 Reasons to Visit the Santa Fe Winter Indian Market

1. Immerse Yourself in Local Culture

The Santa Fe Winter Indian Market is an incredible opportunity to experience local cultural traditions. The festive downtown event comes to life in lively La Fonda on the Plaza. Join in the merry crowds by browsing an extensive selection of authentic Native American art, crafts, and collections. It is just one of many markets and events hosted by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. Trust us; you won’t want to miss out on this authentic event within walking distance of our Inn!

2. Get Yourself in the Holiday Spirit

The Santa Fe Winter Indian Market typically takes place during the second weekend in December. This makes it the perfect time to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with a Southwestern touch! Christmas lights, decorations, and more adorn the beautiful indoor plaza. In addition to the extensive display of artwork, Saturday and Sunday are full of activities, live music, traditional dances, and more. There are multiple ticket options for those visiting the Santa Fe Winter Indian Market. A one-day pass for Saturday or Sunday allows you to enjoy a taste of the event. There’s also a two-day event pass that gives guests unlimited access to both days of the festival. 

The dates change every year, so check their website for exact days and times.

3. Enjoy an Incredible Display of Artwork

Over 150 artists display their paintings, jewelry, pottery, weavings, and more at the Santa Fe Winter Indian Market. You will find a variety of authentic items that are great unique gifts for your family and friends during the holidays. From handmade turquoise jewelry to wood-carved Christmas ornaments and wall decorations, there is something for everyone at this renowned event in the City Different. 

Plan Your Santa Fe Winter Getawaythe interior of the Acequia Madre room

El Farolito Inn offers guests the ultimate Santa Fe experience. Our rooms feature authentic Southwestern furnishings that provide one of the most unique stays in the city. One of the best benefits of staying with us is our location. We are a 15-minute walk from the historical heart of town, where holiday light displays light up the Plaza in the winter. So, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of parking! You also receive a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning that you stay with us. 

Start planning your Santa Fe winter getaway today by booking one of our rooms! We look forward to welcoming you to the City Different.