The Canyon Road Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade this famous path on Christmas Eve.
Small, sand-filled, paper bags illuminated with votive candles line the historic neighborhood streets and adobe walls. Carolers gather around the farolitos (Spanish for paper lantern; diminutive of farol, lantern; from faro, lighthouse, lantern; from Latin pharus, from Pharus, Pharos) or luminarias (small bonfires), and sing for joy as they warm themselves, and our hearts, from the cold night.
The Farolito Walk is free, and has become a celebrated tradition during this sacred season.
Reminder: On Christmas Eve, Santa Fe Trails will be running on a Saturday Schedule from 8am to 8pm, as well as providing free bus service from Santa Fe Place Mall and the South Capitol Rail Runner Station to Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta. Hours of FREE Service are from 5pm through 9:45 pm. (Buses marked "Special" will provide the pick up and drop off service continuously)