Whether you are looking to take your family to brunch on Easter or experience the glory of Holy Week traditions, you'll find some great ideas here:
Brunch at La Posada
Enjoy the beauty of La Posada for Easter Brunch. La Posada is a historic hotel located not far from The Plaza. Executive Chef Carmen Rodriguez has planned an exceptional menu with Easter favorites and some innovative new dishes. Cost is just $55 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.
Reservations: 505-954-9670 or opentable.com
Easter Brunch at the Inn of the Anasazi
Executive Chef Juan Bochenski and features traditional brunch fare that showcases local Southwestern flavors. Served 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Inn of the Anasazi is just off The Plaza.
Enjoy spending quality time with family enjoying a delicious gourmet meal at the Anasazi Restaurant’s Easter Brunch. The delightful, three-course a la carte brunch menu prepared by the restaurant’s internationally acclaimed Executive Chef Juan Bochenski will provide something for everyone.
Menu highlights include a market fresh fruit plate with honey lime yogurt, grilled New Mexico lamb chops with egg salsa ranchero and spicy hash browns and rounding out the meal is a beautiful selection of homemade desserts, including a Coconut Mango Pavlova. While savoring their delicious, gourmet brunch, guests can take in a magical live performance by acclaimed guitarist Roberto Cappochi.
For reservations, call 505.988.3236
Things to Do
The windows downtown are decorated for Easter and Spring. Stop by Susan's Christmas Shop to see her delightful collection of Easter ornaments and imported eggs.
Need a quick gift? Todos Santos Chocolate shop has specially designed Easter gifts featuring their hand made chocolates. Located at 125 East Palace Avenue in Sena Plaza. This tiny shop filled with chocolates galore will make you swoon with delight. Famous for its chocolate milagros, or religious emblems gilded with 24 karat gold, Todos Santos also offers dark chocolate truffles, hand painted chocolates, whimsical "After Dinner Saints," and other delicious sweets. Check out their cute Easter boxes, an ideal gift. More on Santa Fe Chocolate Shops.
The churches hold special Holy Week services. A visitor to Santa Fe at this time may experience snow one day and warm sunshine the next. The trees are blossoming and tulips blooming. Here are some special things that happen in Santa Fe at Easter:
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis: From the youth re-enacted Passion Play during the Palm Sunday High Mass to the special Easter Sunday services, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, the central church in historic Santa Fe, is resplendent with music, pageantry and meaningful services. Services at St. Francis.
Pilgrimage to Chimayo: In Europe pilgrimages are not uncommon. But the Pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo is a uniquely northern New Mexico experience. On Good Friday some 30,000 marchers will be walking along the roadways to the small village of Chimayo. Some walk from as far away as Albuquerque. El Santuario de Chimayó is a small shrine which has a magical draw for local Catholics. They leave from their homes, or their cars parked on the roadside, to walk 10, 20, 30, or even 100 miles
You may encounter pilgrims on the roads before dawn on Good Friday. Some will carry crosses and some will carry glow sticks. By Easter Sunday thousands of faithful pass through the doors of the little chapel, built almost 200 years ago on this sacred site. More on the Santuario de Chimayo. More on the Pilgrimage.