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New Years Eve in Santa Fe

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New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Any recommendations for NYE? My husband and I looking for a place to get dinner and maybe something fun afterword. It is going to be my 30th birthday so we are willing to spend a bit.

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1. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Santa Fe isn't a big party town. What kind of dinner do you want? Fancy, casual, what cuisine? Check for ideas on www.santafe.org

We had a great dinner at Luminaria at Inn at Loretto. Also check La Posada Hotel, Inn of the Anasazi.

El Farol has flamenco dancing, I'm sure there will be plenty of bars open. We don't go into town, so I can't help you on specific places. I would make sure you can walk or take taxi if you are drinking. Enjoy.

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2. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Sometimes the Lodge at Santa Fe l has a low key party or show.

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3. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Regarding taxis, I suggest you research the availability if you think you might want to use one.

I have always heard that taxi service is problematic in Santa Fe. When I was there recently, someone told me that it would be at least an hour to get a taxi.

Just a word of caution; I hope I am wrong about this!

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4. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Check this out for some ideas:

santafe.com/article/new-years-eve-in-santa-fe

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5. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Actually, we're planning to be up that way as well as my in-laws will be staying in their time share...I know we're planning on going to Cowgirl for the early party/concert and then dinner somewhere...we have two little ones (2.5 years and 4 mo) so unfortunately, no late night parties for us. Probably settle in at the condo around 9 or so and watch the ball drop east coast time (10 PM for us) and hit the rack. I know...lame...but 4:30/5:00 AM comes quick with those little ones.

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6. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

We have been to both Cowgirl and El Farol with friends and loved both for different reasons. We had the luxury of enjoying Cowgirl outside with a band and it was a blast. El Farol is certainly nicer and more upscale then Cowgirl but Cowgirl is a fun crowd. If the band is good, it might be a fun night.

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7. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

http://www.santafe.com/calendar/12/31/2012

The above link has a list of pretty much everything going on in town for NYE

On the same site you can search for awesome dinner spots and after parties as well.

My suggestion? Dinner at Vanessie or The Shed (reservations a must!)

Then check out The Cowgirl for a fairly popular and always entertaining local "cowboy band". If the ear pounding thud of dance and DJ is more your style I'd suggest any of the casino parties or a nice stroll through the "barmuda trinagle" in downtown santa fe at the intersection of San Fransisco and Galisteo (Milagro Club 139, Evangelo's, The Matador, The Underground). All of these can be found on the link I left above. I hope that helps! Happy B-day and Happy Holidays!

Also check out Santa Fe rock band The Strange, I don't know if they are playing anywhere that night but if they are DON"T MISS IT!

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8. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

BORING! Santa Fe may not be New Orleans but there certainly is fun to be had. Though you may not find that fun at El Farol or strolling Canyon Road, or any other number of things that most of the clicheic suggestions on these sites represent. GET OFF THE BEATEN (luminaria lit) PATH!! Explore Santa Fe culture. Go to the dirty underground clubs, join local radio personalities at hotel parties, or get into the burgeoning Underground Indy Music scene (wouldn't you have loved to have been the one who found Beirut?) and find your new favorite band!

Look down this list for a link to FUN stuff going on in Santa Fe for NYE!

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9. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

In response to Swanney...

The band that night @ Cowgirl is The Broomdust Caravan. VERY FUN!

Check out their music: reverbnation.com/broomdustcaravannuevomexico

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10. Re: New Years Eve in Santa Fe

Sofibella, RE: Taxis

Call (505)438-0000 for $1 cab rides to or from any party, bar, etc.

Cabs show up in MUCH under an hour in most cases.