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Are you looking forward to the holiday season this year? Why not start a new tradition this year with a trip to Santa Fe? There are so many ways to enjoy the holidays in our beautiful mountain town. You’ll find an array of events and activities in our winter wonderland. If you stick around for Christmas, the Farolito Walk on Canyon Road is a unique tradition that you can’t miss. It’s one of the best ways to experience the holidays in the City Different.

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Your Guide to the Farolito Walk on Canyon Road

If you want to discover more ways to explore Santa Fe during the holiday season, check out the Christmas blog on our website!

Get in the Christmas Spirit

The Farolito Walk on Canyon Road is a wonderful Santa Fe tradition that takes place on Christmas Eve. The walk starts at the beginning of the road, which is only a 10 to 15-minute walk from Four Kachinas Inn and weaves through the luminary-lined streets. The name of the festival originates from these tiny bags filled with sand and candles. The word “farolito” translates to “little lantern” in Spanish. Visitors and residents sing Christmas carols together as they parade down Canyon Road while breathing in the fresh, crisp mountain air! Trust us; you won’t want to miss out on this incredible Santa Fe holiday tradition.

Revel in the Beautiful Santa Fe Scenery

The Farolito Walk on Canyon Road starts after the sun goes down, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the unique sights of the City Different. The gorgeous adobe buildings lining the streets provide some of the most unique atmospheres that you won’t find anywhere else. You can see the outline of the mountains in the distance the lights rising from the heart of Santa Fe. If you want to start a new holiday tradition this year, we recommend the Farlolito Walk!

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Plan Your Winter Stay in Santa Fe

Four Kachinas Inn offers the ultimate winter getaway in Santa Fe. Our beautiful Inn has six authentically-decorated rooms that are steps away from the heart of town and Canyon Road. You can walk to the Plaza where Christmas lights adorn the adobe buildings, trees, and churches in the area. Start a new family tradition here this year and take in the holiday spirit of our stunning mountain city!


Start planning your trip today by booking one of our rooms! We look forward to sharing our holiday cheer with you.

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