We left town as soon as the plows cleared our street from the last snow storm.  On Christmas Eve Day we headed south to Santa Fe.  The weather there was cold but clear.  The customary Christmas Farolito Walk on Canyon Road was charming.


Farolitos are wax coated brown paper sacks lined with sand and a votive candle.  New Mexicans line the streets and the adobe walls with them to light the way.

Bonfires are built along the street for warming carolers and passerbys.  The Santa Fe atmosphere is joyous and festive on Christmas Eve.

We found a hilltop to watch the sunset Christmas Day.  For the better part of 30 minutes we braved the cold, because with each passing minute the display of day's end became more exquiste.