For one night only, visitors join thousands of people to walk this famous road that is decorated with hundreds of farolitos (small brown sacks filled with sand and holding a glowing candle inside). Many of the art galleries on Canyon Road are open for last minute shopping and to welcome participants to come in for hot cider or cocoa and to warm up around bonfires in the courtyards and sculpture gardens. You will hear groups of carolers singing and walkers are encouraged to join in.
All other nights of the holiday season visitors will delight in walking around downtown Santa Fe as most buildings around the city decorate with electric strands of farolitos. You will see these special Southwest holiday lights sitting on roof lines, fences and building ledges at every turn.
Contributor: Joanne Hudson from visitcanyonroad.com