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December 23, 2021
Holiday Closures, Schedules and Events
Holiday Closures, Schedules and Events
All City of Santa Fe Offices will close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. Offices will remain closed on Friday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. Regular hours will resume at all locations on Monday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, 2022 (unless otherwise indicated below).
Over the holidays, please maintain the utmost vigilance about COVID-safe practices, including face covering at outdoors public events.
Members of the public age 18 and older are invited to receive Moderna vaccinations at the Midtown Public Safety Building on Thursday, Dec. 30, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Persons who received their initial vaccinations with any of the approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J and J) can take a Moderna booster. It is recommended that clients register on the DOH website, but walk-ups may receive shots. Bring vaccination card and photo ID. Find directions here.
Santa Fe Public Libraries
All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will close Thursday, December 23 at 1 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, December, 28 for regular hours. Library locations will also be closed beginning Thursday, December 30 at 1 p.m., to Jan 4, 2022.
Return drops will close Thursday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. and reopen Monday, Dec. 27 at 9:00 a.m. Return drops will close again on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. and reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, at 9:00 a.m.
The La Farge Branch will have special curbside hours of 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 & Thursday, Dec. 30.
Trash & Recycling
Residential trash and recycling collection will continue as scheduled on Dec. 23 and 24, and on Dec. 30 and 31. Residents should place their carts curbside no later than 7 AM on their regular collection day.
The Environmental Services Division Offices will close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and 30, and will remain closed until Monday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Jan 3, 2022.
Santa Fe Trails & Ride
Santa Fe Trails and Santa Fe Ride will operate on a regular schedule on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 30. Santa Fe Trails Administrative Offices will close at noon on both days.
Trails and Ride will operate on a regular schedule on Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 31. Administrative Offices will be closed.
There will be no Trails and Ride service on Saturday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
Senior Services
On Thursday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 30, Senior Services will deliver home meals as usual, with an extra frozen meal for the weekend.
  • Curbside meals will be served 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. only
  • Transportation will be available 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. only
On Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 31, Senior Services Offices will be closed along with other City Offices in observance of the holidays.
Recreation Centers
The Genoveva Chavez Community Center, and Fort Marcy and Salvador Perez recreation centers will close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and will be CLOSED on December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas Day. Regular hours will resume Monday, Dec. 27 to Wednesday, Dec. 29.
The recreation centers will also close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.30 and will be CLOSED December 31 and January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular hours will resume Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
Fort Marcy pool will close at 1 pm through December 29. Check the GCCC and Salvador Perez websites (linked above) for pool schedules.
Upcoming Events
Christmas Eve: The Annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, held by the Canyon Road Association, is Dec. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Beginning at 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., City of Santa Fe Police and Fire Personnel will allow access to residents and business owners only.
City of Santa Fe 2022 Inauguration Ceremony: Mayor Alan Webber and City Councilors Signe Lindell, Lee Garcia, and Amanda Chavez will be sworn in on December 30, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test result within 72-hours of ceremony is required. Members of the public are invited, space is limited. Please RSVP by December 27, 2021, to Erica Flores at 505-955-6324 or email [bot protected email address].
New Year's Eve: The Santa Fe Kiwanis Club will host New Year’s Eve on the Plaza for the 7th year on Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • New Year's Eve festivities begin at 8 p.m. The Plaza will be warmed by stationary heaters and cozy piñon bonfires scenting the night air.
  • At 11:45 p.m., visit the pageant stage in the center of Old Santa Fe Trail and San Francisco Street for an amazing vantage point to count down to midnight and watch the Zia symbol of unity rise in the heart of our city against a skyscape of sparkling fireworks.
REMINDER: Christmas Tree Recycling
Recycle your real Christmas tree by dropping it off at Franklin Miles Park or the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station! Recycling Christmas trees into mulch provides woody material that can help to make Santa Fe’s soils healthy, increase water retention and provide nutrients for plants.
Recycling a real Christmas tree:
Make sure that all lights, ornaments, flocking and decorations on the tree are removed before recycling. No stands. Trees can be brought to the following locations for FREE:
  • Franklin Miles Park (Corner of Camino Carlos Rey & Siringo Rd.) | January 1 to January 14, 2022.
  • Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station (2600 Buckman Road) | December 26 to January 23, 2022.
  • Mixed loads containing trash or other green waste and a tree will be charged appropriate fees.
  • Mulch is available most times for free. Call to confirm availability.
Disposing of a real or artificial Christmas tree:
  • Do not place an artificial or real tree into a City recycling cart!
  • You can place an artificial or real tree in your trash.

Make sure the cart lid closes. If it sticks out, ESD trucks can't pick up your cart.





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