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The 2015 Farolito Walk

SF TrailsFarolitos are a mainstay of the holidays in Santa Fe. Simple flickering candles in weighted paper bags creates a sense of quite reverence and peace. They also draw large crowds to Canyon Road every Christmas Eve for the Annual Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The little lanterns line walls and paths, while luminaria fires provide warm places of warm respite along the road. Joviality and song fill the street as the holiday spirit fills the air.

2015 once again sees Canyon Road hosting this favorite Santa Fe event, which will start at dusk on December 24th. Some galleries along the road will be open for extended hours or hosting special exhibitions.

Warm Up For Charity

Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery, 225 Canyon Road, will host the 6th Annual Baked Goods and Hot Cocoa Sale on Christmas Eve during the Canyon Road Farolito Walk to benefit The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta.

Baked goods and hot cocoa are being provided by volunteers, and include homemade fudge, biscochitos, cakes, assorted cookies, and many other scrumptious goodies. All (100 percent) of the sales benefit The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary.

Santa Fe artist, Julian Romero, has created a charming Pueblo-style Gingerbread House – including handmade miniature adobe bricks and  tiny farolitos! – which will be auctioned during the event. You are invited to preview this wonderful creation as well as enter your bid at Scarlett’s.

Also available are dog biscuits for big and little dogs, donated by San Marcos Feed Store

Happy Holidays Santa Fe!

Canyon Road Farolito Walk 2014

It’s Christmas Eve, which means it’s once again time for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The road will be closed from 6-9 pm tonight so that people can crowd the road with holiday spirit.

Also this year the City of Santa Fe Tourism Department has created a caroling book so that you can join in on the singing along The Road. Download it here, then for ease of use print double sided.

Happy Holidays from Canyon Road.


One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, which lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade the famous path on Christmas Eve. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the historic neighborhood of Canyon Road and Acequia Madre.

The neighborhood will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Barricades will be set up beginning at 5:30 p.m. and streets will officially close at 6:00 p.m. For those who cannot walk and must tour the neighborhood by car the streets will reopen after 9:00 p.m. for regular operation.

A portable restroom will be available at the City of Santa Fe Parking Lot located at 761 Canyon Rd.

Santa Fe Trails Will Provide Free Bus Service for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Passengers can pick up the free bus service from Santa Fe Place Mall and the South Capitol Rail Runner Station and be transported to Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Hours of free service are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014. Buses marked “special” will pick-up and drop-off continuously during this period.  All Transit Routes are Free of Charge after 5:00 p.m.


Canyon Road Paint Out and Sculpt Out- Canyon Road Merchants Association

Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014

Over 150 artists join in this exceptional outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. The Paint Out & Sculpt Out celebrates the tradition of painting & sculpting “en plein air” that began a century ago on this iconic Santa Fe trail. Experience the creative process of established and emerging artists – including weavers, jewelers, potters, and carvers – who take the opportunity to showcase their world-class talents alongside the sculptors and painters.

Throughout the day at numerous venues, a variety of artistic demonstrations and musical performances take place at myriad locations on Canyon Road. Artists at some locations will be working with children.

A festival parade with marching bands takes place at noon and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon. Music, food, art shows, and refreshments will be offered at locations all along Canyon Road.

Click here for more information, and connect with the Canyon Road Merchants Association on Facebook and Twitter for daily news from the road!

Letters From Canyon Road – Pippin Contemporary

Pippin Contemporary relocated to the foot of Canyon Road in May 2013 from Lincoln Avenue, just off the Historic Plaza. Returning to Canyon Road was like coming home. Founder, Aleta Pippin and former business partner, Barbara Meikle opened Pippin Meikle Fine Art on Delgado, just off Canyon Road, in 2006. As a result of that experience, Pippin knew that Canyon Road offered a unique experience for art lovers. Where else in the nation can one find 85 diverse art galleries clustered in a half-mile walk; galleries showing everything from historic Native American and Southwest art to cutting edge work.

Pippin Contemporary, at the entrance to Canyon Road, greets visitors with fresh, vibrant color in contemporary abstract art. Our tag line is “a sensory experience of color and mood” which we believe expresses the uniqueness of Pippin Contemporary. Artists such as Greg Reiche, Cody Hooper, Tony Griffith, Stephanie Shank and gallery owner Aleta Pippin, present a range of personal perspectives emerging from a passion for depth, feeling, and beauty in art.

As Pippin puts it, “That passion creates an element of surprise, offering the viewer a venue through which to access their emotions, transporting them to inner worlds.”


Main room  - WEB

Pippin Contemporary Main Room

Sandra Suzanne Kalyn Carl 2 - WEB

Sandra Duran Wilson, Suzanne Wallace Mears, Kalyn Bastion, Carl Gerber