Christmas in Santa Fe

Bonfires at the Matachines Ceremonial Dance at Christmas at Taos Pueblo.

Christmas is very different and unique here. Christmas Eve is celebrated by the entire community participating in the "Canyon Road Walk". Canyon Road is where the majority of art galleries are.

On Christmas eve the road is blocked off (it's about 1 mile long) and all the galleries serve hot chocolate, mulled cider (sometimes wine) and biscochitos to walkers. The entire road is lined, as well as the walls and roofs of the buildings with thousands of farolitos (little paper bags with lit candles) and luminarias (little bonfires).

People stroll up the road past the galleries, restaurants singing Christmas carols, visiting and just general Christmas cheer. The evening ends with midnight mass at the Cathedral (if youre so inclined), or maybe not if you've had a little too much Christmas cheer!

There are several events prior to Christmas which I love - one is "Las Posadas" which is about a week before. Again the entire community is invited to participate. It begins at the "Palace of the Governors" on the Plaza. It is a re-enactment of Jesus and Mary being turned away at the inns.

Everyone is given little candles protected by little dixie cups to carry while following them to each doorway as they are turned away. It ends back at the Palace of the Governors, again with mulled cider, hot choc and biscochitos for all. Santa shows up as well for the kids.

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