You’ll never walk alone
At dusk on Friday, Dec. 24, the turns and curves of Canyon Road will be lit by displays of paper-bag luminarias and roaring bonfires. Thousands of onlookers are expected to show up at the annual Christmas Eve farolito walk sponsored by the City of Santa Fe and the Historic Neighborhood Association. For those hoping to avoid the crowds, Acequia Madre and other side streets of the eastside neighborhood will also feature homes decorated in the signature Northern New Mexico holiday style of lights and luminarias. The lighted holiday walk has been a city tradition since the late 1970s. As usual, roving packs of carolers will sing holiday songs and generous homeowners and gallery operators will pass around warm bizcochitos and hot cider.
This is a pedestrian event closed to cars. Barricades go up at 5:30 p.m., blocking vehicles from the streets. The walk is scheduled to run from 6 to 9 p.m. Free shuttles leave from Santa Fe Place mall and the South Capitol station beginning at 5:30 p.m. Passengers will be delivered to the PERA building parking lot. The last bus departs from PERA building at 9:30 p.m. For information call Santa Fe Trails at 955-2001.