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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.
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Take a guided Canyon Road Farolito Walk with Santa Fe Travelers. Tour guide Steve Collins and USA Today Travel Media's Santa Fe Local Expert Billie Frank will escort you up this historic farolito-lit street sharing the history and traditions of Christmas Eve in Santa Fe and on Canyon Road. Group size limited to 12. Reserve early to secure your place $25 per person. Call (505) 474-4155.
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Our Santa Fe Farolito Walk on Canyon Road made the Washington Post! http://m.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/new-mexico-christmas-luminarias-and-processions/2013/12/12/4ecb7c2a-636f-11e3-af0d-4bb80d704888_story.html