Santa Fe Christmas
One of the most magical places to spend Christmas Eve is in Santa Fe. As dusk falls, the streets light up with luminarias — or farolitos — brown paper bags illuminated from within by candles. Every surface from rooftops to garden walls to pathways are literally covered with them. Often set against a blanket of snow, they beckon neighbors to leave the warmth of their homes and walk the streets. Canyon Road is the biggest draw. It winds up toward the mountains with galleries lining both sides of the street. Huge crowds come to sing carols, enjoy cider and keep warm by the fire pits that dot the way. This photo was taken by Randy whose blog features a daily photo of the city. He’s captured some great images of the season and I’ve been happy to live vicariously through his inspiration!