Santa Fean     

Publisher's Note

More and more, we crave authentic and genuine experiences in life. The imitation village just isn’t the same as the one that’s been around for 400 years. When a community has the traditions of more than four centuries of holiday celebrations, you can count on the fact that it will be authentic, unique, and most important, very meaningful. Even the most hardened Scrooge will be swept up by Santa Fe’s holiday magic.

It’s no surprise that this is one of Santa Fe’s most popular times of the entire year, when hotels, second homes, and guest rooms fill up. If you’re lucky enough to be here during the festivities, you are in for a treat.

As you will see in the pages of this issue, Santa Fe glows like the farolito, our enduring local symbol of holiday decorating. Often there will be snow on the ground, which creates a reflection of not just the pretty lights, but of the season's ambience as we put aside our problems and savor the holiday spirit that envelops us.

Culturally, Santa Fe reawakens with ballet, symphony, stage, and all sorts of musical performances. There’s a lot going on and you wouldn’t want to miss out. Go to SantaFean.com and check out the long list of possibilities on our online calendar. An evening stroll under the lights around the Plaza on your way to the Lensic can be among the most relaxing and serene of all activities.

The day’s sunlight will keep you a bit warmer if you venture up the mountains for a snowshoe or cross-country ski trek. For something more exhilarating, Ski Santa Fe offers terrain for any level of skier, along with unmatched views. When you come back down, a hot meal and warm fire will relax you, and create one of the most traditional winter evenings.

Of all the experiences you might enjoy, I’m quite certain it’s the ones shared that will make this a most meaningful and special holiday season. It’s the people around us that sweep us into the truly memorable moments. This is our time to put our arms around them and let them know they are the most important part of the holiday magic.

BRUCE ADAMS                                         Click here for Seen Around
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