Santa Fe is one of the greatest areas in the country for culture, art, food and luxury real estate. Regardless of season, there are countless opportunities to experience all that the city has to offer, as the climate is so temperate around the year. December is one of the more active months for Santa Fe, as it hosts a range of annual festivals and events to show off its robust culture.
This Dec. 16 through Dec. 18, head on down to La Fonda on the Plaza, a historic landmark in the downtown area, for the Santa Fe Winter Indian Market, where you will be able to find gorgeous and stunning pieces of artwork. Hosted by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, the market will feature plenty of reasons to attend, beginning with early bird shopping, a silent auction and raffle, and cash bar to kick off the festivities on Friday, Dec. 16.
Another raffle will take place throughout the event, which has a $20 ticket fee. The grand prize is a Utah Sandstone Sculpture of a buffalo created by Navajo artist Eddy Shorty, which he named “Tatanka.” Other prizes include jewelry and a flat screen television. You should consider doing your holiday shopping at the market, as all proceeds go directly toward the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.
Tickets are available for single-day entry and weekend passes, while several hotels within a couple of blocks are offering deals when you present your pass. More information can be found through the event’s main webpage on the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts website. Enjoy the festival, and happy holidays!