Santa Fe Journals

Feliz Navidad in Santa Fe

A December 2003 trip to Santa Fe by stfmahoney

Canyon Road Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: The weather was just cold enough to remind you it was winter, yet maintain a larger-than-life ice sculpture of Santa and his reindeer in the town’s square. A stroll down the Canyon Street Galleries will introduce the visitor to true Santa Fe holiday culture.

Canyon Road

Attraction | "Canyon Road Christmas Eve"

Canyon Road Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The art galleries of Canyon Road are transformed into a magical Christmas Eve caroling extravaganza. If you are lucky enough to hit Santa Fe on Christmas Eve, plan on strolling though the plaza and nearby streets. Many southwestern Christmas traditions are highlighted in this one event. Buildings and streets are lined with thousands of farolitos luminaries (a paper bag with sand in the base to support a burning candle), a larger than life ice-sculpture of Santa and his reindeer, small wood-burning fires surrounded by various musical groups from guitar to church choirs, hot cider and cocoa is sold, and a million people to meander amongst. Don't forget to admire the southwestern art in the galleries ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 31, 2004

Canyon Road
100 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
+1 505 983 7317

Santa Fe is known for its southwest flavor in cuisine, architecture, and art but seldom does one hear about the geologic wonders of Tent Rocks. The white cliff hoodoos that appear like teepees are the result of volcanic activity over six million years ago. There are two hiking trails. The easier one, Cave Loop Trail, is just over a mile while the more difficult hike, Canyon Trail, is a three-mile round-trip trek through a narrow canyon with a steep incline to the mesa (mountain top). Bring water and a snack, there is a convenience market outside of the park, but we did not observe any restaurants in the nearby Pueblo. The park is basically open during daylight hours; camping, fires, an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2004

Kasha-Katuwe (Tent Rocks)
Between Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Santa Fe, New Mexico