First, Native Americans planted their roots, followed by the Spanish settlers. Expect a melting pot of these and Anglo influences, and a colorful spectrum of traditions. The merging of the Old and New Worlds brings a fascinating, unique style of architecture. See it in centuries-old haciendas, colonial influences, and Spanish churches.
Summer brings the popular Indian Market, including over 1,200 artists from 100 different tribes, and the Folk Art Market, showcasing textiles, toys, and jewelry. Fall is the time for the Santa Fe Fiesta, celebrating the town’s 1692 settlement with concerts and a carnival. The Spanish Market showcases traditional Spanish Colonial arts, and Christmastime brings festivities along Canyon Road amid a warm glow of lights.