Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Canyon Road Holiday Decorating Contest.!
While holiday décor is still blossoming over much of Santa Fe, Canyon Road is already in full bloom. Holiday spirit bursts from every entrance, inviting visitors to celebrate the season along this magical stroll through a local Winter Wonderland.
In light of all the beauty from the galleries and stores that line Canyon Road, it is no wonder that Simon Brackley from Santa Fe’s Chamber of Commerce had a difficult time judging this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest. He said that Canyon Road had the best decorations that he had seen on the road, ever. Adding to the décor was the spirit that fills the road, with many businesses serving hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies to visitors during the day.
After seeing so much holiday spirit on Canyon Road, Simon and the Canyon Road Merchants Association were honored to name the winners of the Holiday Decorating Contest during the First Annual Canyon Road Merchant Association Holiday Party at Ventana Gallery on the evening of December 14. While all of the decorations were stunning, three businesses stood out.
Without further adieu, here are the winners of this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest:
Curiosa – The Canyon Road Merchant’s Association would like to congratulate Curiosa, and owner Shawna Tatom, on winning first place this year. Every inch of this shop sparkles with the Magic of the Holidays, and should appear on everybody’s list of places to visit this year. Glowing angels beckon from windows, inviting you to a sparkling realm within. Just step through the picture perfect entrance.
Chalk Farm Gallery – This gallery, owned by Suhana Gibson, is draped in rich golds and purples. You’ll feel like royalty as you stroll across the fantasy playground of light. Both inside and outside of this gallery glow with the spirit of the season, so come and see the Magic for yourself.
Adobe Gallery – If ever a place seemed as if it should be featured on a holiday card, then Adobe Galley would be that place. Owned by Alexander E. Anthony Jr., this gallery features a stunning front entrance. Wreaths and greens, Red Berries, Holiday Ribbon adorn the entrance, and the lights at night only add an additional touch of sparkle, making the Adobe Gallery a place that you don’t want to miss.
Congratulations to these winners, and to all of the participants along Canyon Road, for enriching everybody’s lives with the Magic of the Holidays. We hope that everybody has a chance to not only stroll Canyon Road and see these amazing displays firsthand, but also take the time to see all of the other fabulous decorations from our merchants.
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Canyon Road Merchants Association.