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Christmas at The Palace–The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Christmas at The Palace – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

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This first week of December is an exciting time for most Santa Fean’s.  Farolitos are in place along the rooftops, the shops are “dressed in holiday style”, we’ve had a gentle dusting of snow and I’m rehearsing the tunes from my CD, “A Tender Santa Fe Christmas”.  The first time our son, Nick, sat on Santa’s knee was in the courtyard of the Palace of The Governors in downtown Santa Fe.  It is the oldest continually occupied public building in the United States. December 11th is the 25th annual  Christmas at the Palace. On the 13th is Las Posadas which re-enacts the travels of Mary and Joseph. Every day and night, somewhere in Santa Fe, are musical performances ranging from exquisite choral arrangements at the St. Francis Cathedral, and Chamber music at The Inn at Loretto . If you like great jazz don’t miss Pat Malone.  Give me a call and I’ll let you know where he’s performing. Come and join the tradition! 

Be sure to take a look at Homes For Sale In The Neighborhood, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael’s Minute of Real Estate

If you need to sell your house soon, now is the time to appeal to buyers.  Make decisions, reduce your price and get ready to close the sale.  If you’re moving on to another home purchase, act fast to take advantage of low prices and mortgage interest rates.  The bargain you are likely to get with the purchase of your next home has the potential to far exceed any price reductions you may make on the sale of your current home.

My Business-To-Business Referral

The St. Francis Hotel is bringing back Afternoon Tea!  My wife, Tonia, is the Hospitality Consultant and is an expert on exotic teas of the world and is also an accomplished in Japanese Tea Ceremony.  You can come to the hotel on Don Gaspar and Water Streets and have teas, desserts, cheeses and Sherry. Tea service will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm.  Much more on this in next week’s post.

I’ll see you in the neighborhood.


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