The art-loving guests at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast are eager to take-in the MANY winter ART offerings in Santa Fe. The following is only a partial list of some wonderful solo art shows: David Richard Gallery will be showcasing paintings by Leon Berkowitz from December 13th – January 18th, 2013. 8 Modern will be featuring the drawings and paintings of Rebecca Shore through January 11th. Legends Gallery will feature the series “Language of Light” of artist Bette Ridgeway through January 2nd. In addition to the wonderful work of artist, Bill Worrell, The Worrell Gallery will host the William A. Suys show, "People and Other Animals" through December 29th. There are also a number of group shows. The Zane Bennett Gallery will be featuring artist Dunham Aurelius through December 27th as well as David Nakabayashi through January 13th. Turner Carroll Gallery will be featuring the works of numerous artists though January 15th. POP Gallery will also be hosting the works of many artists through December 31st. NuArt Gallery and Chiaroscuro both will be featuring their established artists throughout through January 4th. VERVE Gallery will focus on Susan Kae Grants work as well as Kamil Vojnar, Krzystof Wladkya. These can be seen through January 11th. Andrew Smith Gallery will be showing Lee Friedlander’s work through January 5th. Looking for something completely unique? Visit Eggman and Walrus or the Axle Gallery, which is a mobile art gallery (in a van), which you will see at various locations around Santa Fe.
You don’t have to be in New Mexico ON Christmas Day
to be able to experience the most magical time of year here. The guests
at Casa Escondida B&B love to partake in the MANY Santa Fe holiday
activities. Casa Escondida is a Santa Fe area B&B, which is located
in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe), providing
Santa Fe area accommodations. There are numerousSanta Fe holiday concerts
throughout the entire month of December. Whether you enjoy classical,
choral, symphonic or chamber music, you are sure to find something to
delight you. All of the following groups perform wonderful holiday
concerts: Santa Fe Women's Ensemble; The Santa Fe Desert Chorale; The Santa Fe Symphony; Santa Fe Pro Musica; The Santa Fe Concert Association.
In addition to all of the holiday concerts, there are some very special
holiday events which take place in Santa Fe. On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, the Santa Fe community menorah will be lit on the Santa Fe Plaza. It is a festive celebration! Latkes and hot cider are served up. Also, during every weekend in December (Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays only), you can experience “GLOW” at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. The garden will be transformed into a glowing winter wonderland! Entry is only $8 and children 12 and younger are FREE! On Friday, December 13th, celebrate “Christmas at the Palace”, which takes place at the Palace of the Governors,
on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Enjoy a delightful evening of hot
cider, live music, entertainment and even a visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Christmas at the Palace is from 5:30 PM – 8 PM and it’s FREE! On Sunday, December 15th, you can participate in “Las Posadas”
on the plaza in Santa Fe. This is a live, outdoor traditional Spanish
folk play (a procession actually) which reenacts Mary and Joseph's
search for a room on Christmas Eve. It starts at the Palace of the
Governors at 5:30 PM and winds around the Plaza, with spectators
following along. During this event, the devil will even make an
appearance or two. Afterwards, everyone gathers for cookies, music, hot
cider and a chance to visit with Santa in the Palace courtyard and it is
FREE! The Las Posadas festivities conclude at 7 PM. On December 20th & 21st, you can visit the First Baptist Church’s Living Nativity.
The outdoor manger scene has the Christ-child, Mary, Joseph, wisemen,
shepherds, angels and many farm animals, including horses, donkeys and goats.There will even be shepherds in the field tending their sheep
and a market place and it is FREE! On December 21st and 22nd, you can enjoy a world-class production of The Nutcracker. It’s a holiday favorite. The set is enchanting and with a cast of 60 dancers, there are surprises in every scene! On Tuesday, December 24th, come celebrate Christmas Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza and on Canyon Road. These will be filled with thousands of flickering farolitos, turning them
into a holiday wonderland. There are carols and cider and bonfires.
Many people walk a few blocks to the Cross of the Martyrs, where
you can take in the views of the entire city and more farolitos and
bonfires. This is also a time of year that many of the Native American Pueblos will host ceremonial feast days, which are open to the public. If
you are traveling by car, be sure to pack a couple of lawn chairs. You
will appreciate having seating while you are viewing the tribal
ceremonial dances. This is just a sampling of the many Santa Fe holiday attractions, events and activities which you can partake in during your
New Mexico vacation. As you can see, there are lots of lights, lots of
music, lots of food and lots of fun. The multitude of holiday events is a
wonderful way to experience your New Mexico vacation spot. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a delightful New Mexico retreat, which
has rooms available year-round. We are perfect for a romantic New Mexico getaway too. Contact Casa Escondida B&B to check room availability
or to inquire about a reservation. Casa Escondida Bed &Breakfast is a
green bed & breakfast, which provides Santa Fe area pet-friendly lodging in 4 of our 8 guest rooms. Enjoy your New Mexico travels AND
Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. We look forward to having you as our
guest! Book your holiday stay now.