Holiday Arts & Crafts Markets in Santa Fe

Last updated December 9, 2022

It’s the time of the year when we’re all trying to find the perfect holiday gift for each member of the family, a friend, a white elephant, for your boss… It’s a hard thing to do, and if you’re like us it’s a stressful time to find that special something for the one who has it all (ummm dad?). Luckily, Santa Fe is a pretty good place when it comes to arts and crafts – with it being the 3rd art market in the U.S. and all, we should be able to find a gift or two, right!?? right?

Well, to make things easy for you and I, the ArtWalk Santa Fe team decided to put this little blog together with a list of the Santa Fe holiday markets coming up… and if you happen to find that special gift, make sure to share it with us in the comments section or tag us in Instagram! Maybe it’ll inspire us or someone else out there…

And if you’re looking to find something from the comfort of your home, don’t miss our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide!


The Jean Cocteau Cinema is hosting its first ever holiday market! They will have music, specialty cocktails, snacks, food from Fusion Tacos, and 10 local vendors selling goods for the holiday season. This is a FREE event for the public to attend.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

3 – 7 pm @ Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma Ave.)


This event will be featuring the art of Cippy Crazyhorse, Felicia Fragua, Robert Weahkee, Ronald Honyouti, Norbert Peshlakai, Janice Black Elk-Jim, and Daniel Jim.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

9 – 3 pm @ Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (704 Camino Lejo)


This annual ceramics sale features artists from Santa Fe Community College selling their ceramic art. Great place to find holiday gifts.

Wednesday November 30 and Thursday December 1, 2022

9:30 am – 4:30 pm @ Main Hallway at the Santa Fe Community College (6401 Richards Avenue)


Of course we had to include our own holiday market! We’re super excited to partner once more with the Santa Fe Brewing Company, this time for their winter market. Expect 30+ NM emerging artists, ornament decorating, live music, food from Fusion Tacos, Il Encanto and Catalyst Coffee, a toy and food drive, an ugly sweater contest, a dance party, a holiday photo area and more. $10 suggested donation will benefit the Food Depot and the UNM Children’s Hospital.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

12 – 6 pm @ Santa Fe Brewing Company HQ (35 Fire Pl.)


CURRENTS 826 is holding another Winter Artisan Market on December 3rd at their Canyon Road location. They are currently looking for local artists and vendors in New Mexico to sell. More info coming soon.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Time TBD @ Currents 826 Canyon Rd


Alas de Agua is hosting their annual market for arts and crafts to support local artist of color and queer artisans and artists. Their goal is to support local with the framework of GENTE-fication (a spanglish term meaning “People-fication”) instead of gentrification. As a means of relentless hope and power to the people in the midst of gentrification and other colonization models that try dismantle what can never be dismantled.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

4 – 7 pm @ Wise Fool NM (1131 Siler Rd., Suite B)


Santa Fe Waldorf’s 34th Annual Holiday Faire is a festive family event for the Santa Fe community! Shop for handcrafted arts and crafts from local artisans at our Artisan Market; enjoy tasty treats at the Sweets and Savory cafe and Rudolf’s Diner; have fun at the many activities including crafts, games, puppet shows, and circus performances from Clan Tynker; and find unique gifts at the Children’s Only Wonder Shoppe and Elve’s Corner!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

10 am – 3 pm @ Santa Fe Waldorf School inside Hooper Hall (26 Puesta Del Sol)


Sip soup, cider, and other sip-ables while you browse the offerings of Santa Fe’s local jewelers, perfumers, photographers, potters, and weavers, along with small batch skin and hair care, candles, soaps and spirited goods.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

12 – 5 pm @ 1755 Camino Corrales


Shop from a selection of our community’s unique hand made goods in our distillery, while sipping on seasonal craft cocktails.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

12 – 6 pm @ Altar Spirits (545 Camino de la Familia)


Tis the season to be very jolly at SWAIA’s 2022 Winter Indian Market! Over 150 SWAIA-juried artists are joining in this festive event at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Alongside the artist booths, they’ll be hosting live performances, an in-person Silent Auction, and a raffle.

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4, 2022

Admission: $15/day or $25 full weekend

9 am – 5 pm @ Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. March St.)


The Mandela International Magnet School Art Fair is an opportunity for local artists, both from the school and the community, to showcase and sell their art. This community event is hosted by the MIMS Student Council and has historically been a very successful event for all artists who participate.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

9:30 am – 3:30 pm @ Mandela International Magnet School (1604 Agua Fria St.)


SFCC’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair is back! Visit their Main Campus and view selections from over 60 artisan booths. The fair will feature jewelry, metal art, tinwork, holiday ornaments, and much more.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

9 am – 4 pm @ SFCC Campus Center (6401 Richards Ave.)


Over one hundred of the finest artists and craftspeople from across New Mexico will be setting up shop at IAIA’s Holiday Art Market and Santa Fe Community College’s (SFCC) Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Both events are free, and are only a 6-minute drive apart! Works for sale will include jewelry, apparel, handbags and totes, woodcarvings, pottery, paintings, prints, photos, handmade cards and ornaments, and much more.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

9 am – 4 pm @ IAIA’s Performing Arts and Fitness Center (PAFC) (83 Avan Nu Po Road)

SFPS Winter Wonderland Craft & Vendor Fair

Hosted by Santa Fe Public Schools, this craft and vendor fair will also have kids crafts projects, free books for students by the Friends of the Library, and a raffle.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

9 am – 1 pm @ Auxiliary Gym at Santa Fe High School (2100 Yucca Street)


Continuing on with their new tradition of a daytime, family-friendly event, complete with food trucks, warm drinks & Santa himself, this year’s String of Lights will feature 50+ artist tables in a two-day event.

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, 2022

12 – 5 pm @ Tumbleroot Brewery


The students at ATC at putting together a craft fair as a fundraiser for their senior trip and we encourage everyone to go support them! It’ll be hosted at the school gym and Phoenix Center (student center). $30 vendor spaces are still available. Contact them for info (email in flyer).

Saturday, December 10, 2022

10 am – 2 pm @ Academy for Technology and Classics (74 A Van Nu Po)


CHRISTUS’s own staff and volunteers showcase their crafting and culinary talents for wonderful holiday gifts (and a treat for yourself)! Support our community’s hard-working and compassionate healthcare workers. Live music, fiber art items, hand thrown pottery, gifts and more.

Monday, December 12 to Thrusday, December 15, 2022

9 am – 4 pm @ Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital Lobby and Conference Room at Main Entrance (455 Saint Michaels Dr.)


We loooove Vital Spaces and all the wonderful initiatives they have to spread creativity around town. That’s why we highly recommend participating and/or attending their winter market! They will be hosting a wide variety of vendors and products and not charging booth fees to make it as accessible as possible – prioritizing (but not exclusively) BIPOC, low-income, emerging, and underrepresented creatives.

Friday, December 16, 2022

4 – 9 pm @ Farmers Market Pavilion (1607 Paseo De Peralta)

We’ll continue to update this blog post as more markets are announced so stay tuned!

By Alex Streeper, ArtWalk Santa Fe co-founder

How To: Turn Art Into a Business in New Mexico

So, you’re an artist who’s looking to take things to the next level? Well, there’s a lot to consider and this is in no way a completely comprehensive guide, but here’s some information to get you started:

What is a professional artist? Is that different than just making art?

A professional artist (emerging or established) is someone who has turned their creative passion and hobby of creation and monetized it. You can be an artist who sells art via websites like Etsy or at a local art market (like ArtWalk Santa Fe!). Regardless, if you’d like to turn your art into a business, the following information might be useful to you.

So, what would transitioning into a business look like?

The following steps explain what you’d need to become a business in New Mexico:

  • Choose a business entity type and register your business with the Secretary of State to obtain a business license;
  • Obtain Tax ID Numbers;
  • Obtaining a CRS Number in New Mexico

Choose a Business Entity Type and Register Your Business

The entity type you choose will affect how your business is taxed, your ability to obtain financing, the transfer of assets and ownership interests, how you manage and run your business and your personal liability. You should consider getting legal advise and financial advice for guidance on determining which entity type is best for you. Depending on the entity type you choose you MAY be required to register your business with the Office of the Secretary of State;

  • Entities Requiring Registration: Profit Corporations, Professional Corporations and Associations, Nonprofit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC).
  • Entity that May Register: General Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (LLLP) are not required to register with the Secretary of State, however they may register if they wish to.
  • Entity Not Requiring Registration: Sole proprietorships (a good start for an artist!)

Choosing a type of business entity now does not mean you are locked in to that forever – you may start as a sole proprietorship when it’s just yourself doing everything, and eventually grow into an LLC, for example.

Sole Proprietorship:

For artists just starting, a sole proprietorship is easy to establish and gives you complete control of your business. You’re automatically considered to be a sole proprietorship if you do business activities, but DON’T REGISTER as any other kind of business. Sole proprietorships DO NOT produce a separate business entity. This means your business assets and liabilities are not separate from your personal assets and liabilities. You can be held personally liable for the debts and obligations of the business. Sole proprietorships can be a good choice for low-risk businesses and owners who want to test their business idea before forming a more formal business.

Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships:

All Corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships must first register with the Secretary of State. You can register LLCs online, but partnerships and corporations registration forms must be completed and submitted via mail or in person. If you are unsure, please consult a CPA or attorney. Forms available for registering your business are all accessible through the Secretary of State website Once you have decided on your type of business, you can proceed to register your business here (watching the “How to File online for Domestic Limited Liability Company” video at the bottom of the page really helps in figuring out the website). Rates can be found on page 3 of this document.

Learn more about Entity Types/Business Structures here:

Screenshot of the log in page for the New Mexico Secretary of State's Corporations and Business Services page to register a business

Obtain Tax ID Numbers

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN):

A Federal Tax ID Number known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is used to identify a business entity. Any entity other than a sole proprietor/individual owner that does not have employees must obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN or EIN, same thing). You need it to pay federal taxes, hire employees, open a bank account, and apply for business licenses and permits. It’s free to apply for an EIN, and you should do it right after you register your business. You must apply for this through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) online. More information and a link to apply online can be found at

State Tax ID Number (CRS)

Anyone who engages in business in New Mexico must register with the Taxation and Revenue Department at no cost. Some exceptions are made if your business is exempt from gross receipts, withholding, or compensating by state law. After registering and choosing a filing frequency you will receive a New Mexico tax identification number known as a CRS Identification Number. This number is used to report and pay state and local gross receipts tax, New Mexico withholding tax and compensating tax under the Combined Reporting System (CRS). Your filing frequency refers to the frequency at which you need to make withholding tax payments to the agency. Learn more and follow the steps to apply for a CRS number at (and you can actually apply at **Vending in many public locations such as city spaces and at the Railyard require you to have a CRS number as part of their permitting process.**

Note: Keep in mind that when registering for a CRS number, the system will ask you how often you will file your state tax returns (filing frequency). You can choose from several options like annually, quarterly, monthly, etc. The gross receipt tax in Santa Fe is the 8.4375% you see added to sales, so make sure to include it in your prices!

NM Taxation & Revenue homepage
New Mexico Taxation & Revenue “Apply for a New Mexico Business Tax ID” page

To watch a step-by-step video on how to “Apply for a Business Tax Identification Number (BTIN/CRS) using TAP,” go to

Please note that this blog post does not constitute legal counsel or is meant to be a substitute for legal advice. This blog post was designed to be a general guide of the steps someone might need to take to become an art business in New Mexico. Please seek legal and tax advice if you have any questions or need assistance.


NM Secretary of State, Corporation and Business Services:

U.S. Small Business Administration, Choose a business structure:

State of New Mexico’s Business Services Division, Steps to Starting a Business:

IRS, Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) Online:

New Mexico Taxation and Revenue, Who must register a business?: