Canyon Road Farolito Walk Santa Fe New Mexico - SantaFe.com

One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Canyon Road Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade this famous path on Christmas Eve. 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.

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Santa Fe Farolito Walk on Canyon Road
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