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November 25, 2020
Plaza Lighting Event Will Go On!

Following the Governors Orders and Covid Safe Practices

On Friday, November 27, the City of Santa Fe will still host their annual Holiday Plaza lighting. Due to COVID restrictions and per the Governor’s orders, this year the event will be slightly different: the Holiday Plaza Lighting will take place LIVE on the City’s YouTube Page at approximately 5:15 p.m. The Plaza will be closed to all pedestrian traffic during the event.

Live streaming of the plaza will continue on the YouTube channel until 7:30 pm. Immediately following the lighting, the City will host a “Cruise By” option for anyone who still wants to see the lights in person. The cruise event will run from 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. and will allow vehicles to drive by three sides of the plaza. Vehicles will enter on W. San Francisco, turn left on Old Santa Fe Trail, and then wave to Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they exit Palace Ave.

KSWV will be supporting the holiday event with commercial free, classic holiday music on 99.9 FM from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. so you can tune in from your vehicle. 

“We know so many things are different during COVID, so we wanted to find a creative way to keep this tradition alive, while still being safe,” said Kristine Mihelcic, Director of Constituent and Council Services. “Our City team is working hard once again to make the plaza absolutely magical for the holidays and I hope everyone finds time to enjoy the plaza.”

“To ensure compliance with the Governor’s Public Health Order, the City will close the Plaza for this event in order to avoid congregation, and to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you want to enjoy the Plaza Cruise-By, please be patient, anticipate and prepare for traffic, and please be safe as you enjoy our event,” said Sgt. James Plummer. 


·    The Plaza will be closed to all pedestrian traffic

·    Residents should expect traffic and delays during the "Cruise By" 

·    Enjoy a quick cruise around the plaza to see the lights

“The Holiday lights will remain up for the next few months, so if you don’t want to come the night of the event, you can still drive by and enjoy the plaza during the holiday season at your leisure,” said Mihelcic. 


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