There are many ways to celebrate the holiday season in Santa Fe! From gift shopping in the wide variety of unique stores to an abundance of holly jolly festivals, you’re sure to get right into the Christmas spirit during your winter getaway to New Mexico’s capital. One beloved tradition that has grown to become an annual favorite is the Canyon Road Walk in Santa Fe. This popular event attracts over 30,000 visitors per year with its incredible beauty and exciting holiday activities. Here is what you need to know about this year’s event and how to get the most out of your experience!
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More About Canyon Road Walk in Santa Fe
Also known as the Santa Fe Farolito Walk or the Santa Fe Luminaria Festival, this holiday event is a must for your Santa Fe Christmas 2017 getaway! Thousands of small, sand-filled paper lanterns known as farolitos will be lined along Canyon Road, one of the city’s most popular art and shopping districts. The historic neighborhood will be beautifully lit for a full evening of holiday activities. Visitors may promenade through the streets to admire the lanterns, join in on some caroling, cozy up next to the bonfire, or indulge in complimentary hot chocolate and traditional warm biscochitos.
Most Santa Fe stores close for Christmas Eve, but visitors of the Canyon Road Walk in Santa Fe will have one last chance for holiday shopping! Some stores will remain open for visitors to either find rare gifts or warm up after wandering through the crisp mountain air. For a more immersive experience, we highly recommend signing up for the Farolito Guided Tour. Led by guide Steve Collins and a Santa Fe local expert, this intimate tour leads you and your loved ones through the illuminated streets of Canyon Road. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the history and Christmas traditions of Santa Fe. Group sizes are limited to 12 people, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance!
More New Mexico Christmas Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Light Among the Ruins
Located in Jemez Springs, this annual event is yet another luminary festival much like the farolitos in Santa Fe. Attendees will enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides from Jemez Springs park to the ruins of Gisewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission Church, which are brightly lit with lanterns. You’ll be plentifully entertained Native American flute music, watching the Native American dances, two bonfires, and holiday refreshments.
Glow at Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
Glow is an annual event brings the Santa Fe Botanical Garden to life with thousands of glittering lights! Throughout the night, guests will be dazzled by the incredible Christmas light displays while enjoying hot chocolate by a warm fire, and traditional holiday music.
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