Eight Reasons To Spend NYE In Santa Fe
“What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”
Say “Prospero Ano Nuevo” the Santa Fe way and your 2017 is guaranteed to be a truly Happy New Year! To quote a well-known Ella Fitzgerald holiday tune, “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”. From world-class musical performances, to ‘Galactic Jungles’ or artful illuminations, there’s something for everyone! Here are just a few that we know you will enjoy.
New Year’s Eve on the Plaza
Now in its second year, NYE on the Plaza is a must do! (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)
Santa Fe will ring in 2017 on the historic Downtown Plaza. Round up your family and friends and welcome in a new year in The City Differentǃ The festivities begin at 9:30 pm with bonfires lining the Plaza and hot chocolate available. At the stroke of midnight, The City Different will kick off the New Year in an uplifting and family-friendly fashion.
Sol Fire and Nosotros will be providing music right up to the raising of the Zia symbol. While other cities drop the ball…Santa Fe raises theirs. To round off the festivities there will be fireworks this year!
Family at GLOW
Santa Fe gets lit when Glow returns in December. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Botnanical Gardens)
Think of it, a “children’s” New Year’s Eve party! This is going to be something extra special for the family. Be sure to visit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s special holiday lighting display,
GLOW, and ring in the New Year with your family and friends! This is one of the most unique lighting shows in Santa Fe—featuring thousands of lights aglow throughout the Botanical Garden, including their newest garden section, Ojos y Manos. There’ll be beverages by the fire, music, delicious food, and a special laser light show. You won’t want to miss this!
A Santa Fe Tradition: New Year’s Eve Gala At Vanessie
Doug Montgomery has been tickling the ivories for 34 years at Vanessie. (Photo courtesy of Vanessie)
For the past 34 years, Vanessie Santa Fe has delivered award winning cuisine. They also know how to throw a New Year’s Eve party! This year the ever popular “New Year’s Eve Gala” returns. Music starts at 7:00 pm through 1:00 am with Doug Montgomery and the Brandon James & James Clark duo. Dine in the dining room and then move into the lounge for your dessert buffet. Vanessie’s lounge is Santa Fe’s world class Piano Bar. You can be sure that you will be treated to the best in music and entertainment in this well-loved location. Be sure to make your reservation early.
Meow Wolf: NYE Style
It’s not New Year’s Eve without a Meow Wolf party! (Photo courtesy of FX Cordero)
Where can you ring in the New Year with superb sound, a great lighting system, immersive art, talented DJ’s and hundreds of NYE revelers this year? Look no further than Meow Wolf’s Galactic Jungle: NYE 2017. This event will be held at the Shellaberger Tennis Center at 1600 St. Michaels Drive. “Galactic Jungle” starts at 8:00 pm and runs through 1:30 am. Five DJ’s round out the music line up that evening. This will be the biggest party Meow Wolf has thrown yet! Grab your early bird ticket for $25. This is a 21 and over event.