Thousands make their way downtown each year to celebrate in a beloved Santa Fe holiday tradition: the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Filled with flickering farolitos and roaring luminarias, it is an event which draws people from both around the city and across the globe. Taking place on Christmas Eve, it’s a magical experience, whether it’s your first time or a longstanding favorite in your family.
Galleries all along the road participate in this annual event, lining sidewalks and walls with farolitos; their fragile beauty a symbol of the southwest. Many also decorate entrances and sculpture gardens with beautiful light displays, showcasing the love of the holidays.
In addition to the beauty of the scenery, there is a jovial atmosphere as visitors and residents alike come together to celebrate the season. Carolers roam the street and gather around roaring luminarias, singing favorite holiday tunes. Others groups set up stands selling warmed cider and hot chocolate with proceeds benefiting various charities. No matter where you turn it’s an evening filled with magic and holiday cheer.
The Canyon Road Farolito Walk begins at dusk, and walkers should expect a bit of a walk to get to the road. Roads around Canyon Road will be closed in advance of the walk to traffic to accommodate the large number of pedestrians. Additionally one should dress appropriately for the weather and expect to be outdoors for most of the evening.
Though Mark White Fine Art will be closed so that our employees can spend the evening with their families, we hope that you enjoy the farolitos along our wall and the decorations in the sculpture garden.