New Mexico

Santa Fe sparkles for the holidays

Hotels, churches, museums, the plaza and downtown streets are decked out for the holidays in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the oldest capital city in North America and the oldest European city west of the Mississippi, Santa Fe is steeped in tradition and respect for the Christian faith which is reflected in its Christmastime charm. Originally occupied by Pueblo Indians, the "Kingdom of New Mexico" was first claimed for Spain in 1540 — 67 years before the founding of Santa Fe. Today its...

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