Santa Fe, New Mexico Tourism Information

The City Different

With a storied history that spans more than four hundred years, Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey during ANY season. The city’s legendary history and culture will fascinate and inspire you. The plethora of art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional art to the most contemporary, making it one of the largest and most important art markets in the country. Settle yourself into world-class accommodations, partake of the sumptuous world-renowned cuisine, and treat yourself to colorful markets. Experience why Santa Fe has been considered a legendary trading center for hundreds of years.

Zozobra! Burn Your Gloom

September 1st is the scheduled date of the 2023 Burning of Zozobra! The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day as an exciting and fiery kick-off to the historic 306-year-old Fiestas de Santa Fe. This much-loved local tradition sees the parading of Zozobra, or Old Man Gloom, and his eventual banishment (via spectacular bonfire)! Zozobra is the creation of Will Shuster, one of Los Cinco Pintores, a group of artists who made their way to New Mexico in the 1920s. Shuster’s creation first burned in his backyard in 1924 as a 6-foot effigy and, over the years, has grown to a towering 50-foot high marionette. Made of wood, wire, and cotton cloth and stuffed with hundreds of bags of shredded paper, Zozobra is a dark and eerie character, part ghost and part monster. Since those early days, the people of Santa Fe, families and friends new and old, have annually made their way to Fort Marcy Park, a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, to view this one-of-a-kind Labor Day Friday pageant.

Meow Wolf: The Immersive Art Experience

Santa Fe is also home to Meow Wolf, an out-of-this-world, nationally-recognized interactive art experience for all ages. You literally have to experience this place firsthand to understand why it has become one of the country’s most exciting destinations!

Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return is a mind-bending, explorable art experience for people of all ages. Featuring over 70 rooms of immersive art, House of Eternal Return takes participants on a macrocosmic adventure of seemingly endless possibilities.