Join Us Christmas Eve for the Farolito Walk!
Each year on Christmas Eve, Canyon Road hosts one of the most beloved holiday traditions in Santa Fe, the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. It is a beautiful and festive scene filled with bonfires, friends, families, carolers, and many galleries serving hot beverages.
It is one of our favorite events of the year. We love getting to share in the holiday cheer with old and new friends alike, and taking the time to mingle and chat with everyone who stops by. It is also a great opportunity for us to show off all of our wonderful artists and their work.
We will be serving hot cocoa and hot cider along with finger foods. So if you happen to start at the bottom of Canyon Road, we’ll be in the perfect spot to help get you warmed back up as you make your way further up the road.
About 30,000 people are expected to come out for this year’s Walk. There is always a celebratory feel in the air as people come together to spend time with those they love. Besides skiing or snowboarding, there generally aren’t too many reasons to spend an appreciable amount of time outdoors in the heart of winter, other than the Farolito Walk. On that topic, bonfires are generously stationed up and down the road so there is no need to worry about being too cold.
Avo Thompson has been a staple at the Farolito Walk for many years, launching his flying farolitos. Keep an eye out for them!
There will be plenty of music in the air, too! Carolers will be regaling everyone with song. Also joining in the fun, The Flying Farolito Brothers horn quintet will be out and about this year. From the Brothers, “We go from bonfire to bonfire playing beautiful 5-part versions of favorite traditional carols. If you spot a group of 5 cold, but happy looking musicians surrounded by a hundred or so people singing along, that’s probably us, feel free to join!”
Something else to look forward to at this year’s Walk- the world’s tallest elf! Not wanting to be spoilers, we won’t say anymore on that. It’s simply something you just need to see!
Festivities begin at 5pm and continue into the evening. Motor vehicle traffic will be strictly limited after that time and no vehicles will be allowed in the area between East Alameda and Acequia Madre. City buses will be the only vehicles allowed on Paseo de Peralta from East Alameda to Old Santa Fe Trail. Additionally, all are asked to have their vehicles off Canyon Road before 5:00 so as to leave as much room for fun and merriment as possible.
If you have any questions or are looking for more, please feel free to call us here at the gallery at 505-984-2202. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 24th if you are going to be in town. And from all of us here at Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden, have a wonderful holiday weekend!