Santa Fe in Spanish means “holy faith,” and so it is fitting that Santa Fe is a true Christmas destination. Santa Fe, at Christmas, has all the magic, the lights and the joy that one unfamiliar with New Mexico would look for at a theme park, or commercial Christmas display. But Santa Fe is real. The Christmas celebrations are rooted in faith, history and culture. What you will experience in Santa Fe at Christmas is beautiful, authentic and spiritual. Here are some tips on how to enjoy Christmas in Santa Fe.
On the campus of Marquette University in Milwaukee there’s a beautiful chapel. That’s not unusual for a Jesuit college campus. But this chapel wasn’t built on Marquette’s grounds this one, the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel, was built in the 15th century as the Chapelle de St. Martin de Sayssuel in the French village of Chasse in the Lyon region of France.