Santa Fe’s Farolito Walk on Canyon Road (December 24th)
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.
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.
Light Up A Life (December 31st)
Celebrate the memory of a loved one by dedicating a farolito in their honor this New Year’s Eve at 5:30pm on the Santa Fe Plaza. Reserve your farolito now for $20 and support The Hospice Center in Santa Fe, the oldest non-profit hospice program serving our community.
Light Up a Life is a brief and simple ceremony filled with music, prayers, and heartfelt sharing from family members and friends. All of this together with the beauty of the farolitos creates a sacred space for honoring and remembering those we hold dear.