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December 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Santa Fe Railyard
544 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87051
Santa Sitting on a Large Red Bag of Gifts

Santa's Village

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This free, family-friendly event will feature games, crafts, interactive displays, mini-train rides, and, of course, pictures with Santa!

Event Details 

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Santa Fe Railyard (Map)
Hosted By: Rio Metro Regional Transit District


Activities take place outside at the Santa Fe Railyard and inside at the Violet Crown Cinema.

  • Pictures with Santa - Bring your cameras to take pictures with Santa
  • Holiday Movie - The Violet Crown Cinema will show a classic holiday movie*
  • Mini Train Rides - Hop aboard the Moose Caboose and enjoy the ride
  • Interactive Model Trains - Become an engineer behind the switch of the Santa Fe Children's Museum's interactive train set
  • Santa's Workshop - Create your own holiday craft, ornament or luminaria
  • Face Painting - Wear your holiday art home with face painting by Cindy Farslow of Dancing with Dolphins Art
  • Book Walk - Play to win FREE books from Read to Me Albuquerque
  • Caricature Artist - Remember the day with a custom drawing by Peter Menice of Peter Menice Illustration
  • Bingo – Play an easy game of bingo and win fun prizes
  • Photo Booth – Take a  silly photo with your family and friends
  • Cookie Decorating - Create a delicious treat with the Railyard Park Conservancy

*Regular movie pricing applies

Exhibits and Vendor Booths

  • Food - Hot food and beverages available from local vendors/food trucks
  • Meow Wolf - Immerse theater and an interactive craft table Meow Wolf Style
  • Toyota of Santa Fe - Look for the new Toyota on display and pick up free gifts and balloons while supplies last; Click Here to learn more


  • Enjoy holiday music from the FanFare Victorian Carolers, Partizani Brass Band, Duke City Sound, and more

Shop the Market

  • Holiday Artists Market – Purchase crafts from local artisans
  • Santa Fe Farmers Market – Fresh produce, meats, baked goods and live entertainment

Sensory Friendly Zone

This year we have partnered with the New Mexico Autism Society to create a sensory inclusive zone, featuring comfortable seating and sensory friendly activities. All attendees are invited into this calm space to take a break from the crowds and the noise. 

Holiday Toy Drive

In the spirit of the holiday season, everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy which can be dropped off at the event. All toys will be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program which distributes the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Donate a toy and receive a FREE train ticket!

Take the Train

Visitors from south of Santa Fe are encouraged to take the train to Santa's Village. Regular train fares apply.

View the Santa's Village Train Schedule (PDF)