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With winter in full swing and many winter activities to partake in, it can be tough to decide which lovely Land of Enchantment mountain to spend your season on. Here are a few of New Mexico's best winter wonderlands we suggest for you to spend a day or weekend at skiing, snowboarding and simply enjoying the snow in its glory.

Taos Ski Valley
Whether you are planning a vacation getaway or a staycation Taos Ski Valley is the perfect place. With so many tours and activities to choose from including snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing the choices are endless. You can stay in the quant Taos Ski Valley and catch the free shuttle up the mountain.
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Ski Santa Fe
Just a short 35 minute ride from Santa Fe we are minutes away from

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Wondering how to start off the New Year with Santa Fe Style? Here are some ideas to get you moving around our lovely City Different.

Taste of Canyon Road Dinner Tour
Ghost Tour: The Dark Side of Santa Fe
Southwest Tapas
Art & Chocolate Tour: A Matter of Taste 
Sample Sundays 
Wine Down Mondays
Monday Night Swing
Cowgirl Karaoke 
Date Night Pottery Class
Handmade Paper Lantern Workshop
Community Day at the Garden
Green Chile Workshop
Glass Fusing Fundamentals
SITE Santa Fe Presents Patti Smith 
The Symphony Presents | Recital: The Symphony Quintet 
Ester Hana
Tony Forrest Telemark Workshop
Jewelry Workshop: Brian Fleetwood

Taste of Canyon Road Dinner Tour 

January 2nd, 2 - 6pm
The Consignment Gallery

The perfect introduction into Santa Fe’s best

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As we prepare for the Holiday season there are many fun activities throughout Santa Fe and Albuquerque that will get you into the holiday spirit. Whether you are looking at a spectacular light show or making your own ornaments, Santa Fe is a wonderful place to be for the Holidays. Let us know what your favorite holiday activities is. One thing we can all hope for snow this holiday season!

The Nutcracker
December 15th - 16th
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe’s annual performance of 'The Nutcracker' is a cannot miss holiday event. Embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy this amazing performance by Santa Fe’s Aspen Ballet Company. With over 60 dancers this show incorporates ballet, Chinese ribbon dance and flamenco.
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Santa Fe Properties would like to recognize Sue Garfitt, winner of The National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award. This award recognizes Realtors who have made a tremendous impact through volunteering and community outreach. Sue has been working with the Eldorado 285 Recycling Group to promote recycling to address the important issue of global warming. She has been working for over two years clocking in over 600 hours of community service. Santa Fe Properties would like to congratulate Sue for her amazing work and for bettering our community. 

 

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Santa Fe rings in the holidays with fun-filled activities and food. Celebrate the only way we know how; from the Annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk on Canyon Road to New Year's Eve on The Plaza, there is something for everyone to enjoy. As we embark on the holiday season here are some things to get you into the festive mood!

Chanukah on the Plaza
December 2nd
Historic Downtown Plaza
Celebrate the lighting of the Menorah with Santa Fe’s Jewish Center. Delicious hot latkes will be served.

Christmas at the Palace
December 7th
Palace of the Governors
A beloved Santa Fe tradition. Enjoy live music, hot cider, and cookies alongside Mr. and Mrs. Clause who will be there to partake in the festivities.
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Las Posadas
December 9th
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The newest issue of Santa Fe Living is here! Below is a letter from Santa Fe Properties President, Liz Cale, on what you'll find in this issue:

 "I know you will enjoy this issue that provides you with some impressive properties along with information on what Santa Fe Living is all about. Inside you will find an event calendar and a map of historic downtown Santa Fe along with Santa Fe gallery and dining information.

As the oldest capital city in North America, Santa Fe continues to receive awards and accolades for its distinctive architecture, lifestyle, art and great food. Whether you live here or are visiting, we want to make sure you enjoy the Santa Fe lifestyle and would like to share a few of these honors.

• Conde Nast Traveler's Readers'

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Photo by Associate Broker Kristin Sargent

November is an exciting moth filled with snow, Thanksgiving and pre-holiday activities. Ski Santa Fe opening is a highlight in the month of November. We have all patiently waited months for snow and it is finally here! Of course we cannot forget the Annual Christmas tree lighting a traditional held by many New Mexicans. The month of November has several fun activities, as we approach the holidays let us know what you favorite activities in November are! 

Ski Santa Fe Tentative Opening
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
Christmas Tree Lighting on The Plaza
Contemporary Southwest II
Handmade Paper Lanterns
Fall Fishing Season
Discovery Walking Tours
Tacos & Tequila 
Art Adventure in the SW: Sketching and Painting

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If you have the time to visit Santa Fe but you really only have 24 hours here are some things you should do. Santa Fe Properties Associate Broker Elle Seybold has shared with us her favorite things to do in Santa Fe if you only have 24 hours. She gave us several options filled with activities depending on how adventurous you are feeling. Although we do encourage you to stay longer since there's so much to see and so much to eat! 

Santa Fe is a community with a vibrant history including Spanish explorers, cowboys, pueblos, breath-taking vistas and transformational art. The air carries a distinct scent of sage and pinon, and the sky is brilliantly illuminated by shades of red, orange and yellow twice per day. It is a land of enchantment, filled with the

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ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018 is underway! With the theme being A World of Taste, the night of the Gala went stupendously! Santa Fe designers paired with 14 of Santa Fe's best restaurants and chefs to donate their favorite bites of food for the night of the gala! Each designer was given a room to redo and put their own flair on. With delicious food and a fun environment all proceeds go to Dollars4Schools! Money raised on the night of the Gala and money from Home Tour tickets bring new opportunities for our Public Schools and the students that attend. Home Tour is still underway and the last weekend to see this fantastic house is October 13th and 14th! Get your tickets at ShowHouseSantaFe.com.


Gala Night


Living Room designed by Metamorphosis 


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As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we are ready for all things Fall. Pumpkins are in harvest and leaves are changing from summer green to firey yellow, orange and red, preparing us for a festive Autumn. With so many great activities filling this wonderful month of October, we have created a list to ensure you won't miss a thing! 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 
Girls Night Out Pottery Class
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
Harvest Festival
Botanical Book Club
Suds + Muds Pottery Class
31st Annual Galisteo Studio Tour
Cooking inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe
Fall Art Show
The Magnificent Cider Fest 
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration 
Spirits of New Mexico's Past 
Historic Canyon Road Paint &

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