Santa Fe Christmas!

Canyon Road Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m off to Zurich! There’s a cheap travel tip for you: flying on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day will often knock a few hundred dollars off your plane ticket. I don’t really mind spending the holiday on a plane. For one, we’ll be flying over the North Pole on Christmas Eve, which is pretty awesome and two, I’ll be landing in Zurich on Christmas Day, which sounds totally spectacular to me.

If I was staying in New Mexico, I’d definitely be bundling up and heading to Santa Fe for the annual Canyon Road Christmas Eve Farolito Festival, a real City Different tradition. A couple of years ago, when my sister and her now husband were here at the Earthship with me for Christmas, the three of us went and though we nearly froze to death, it was a magical experience. Enjoy the photos and Happy Holidays!

Farolitos- A Santa Fe Tradition!

Santa Fe, White Christmas

Canyon Road Gallery Farolitos

Danger Ice!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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2 Responses to Santa Fe Christmas!

  1. Enjoy your stay in Zurich, looking forward to your adventures in the new year. I took your advice and bought the Nat Geo Road Atlas Adventurers addition – we are going to Florida early Jan for 2 months, so can try it out. Merry Christmas.

  2. Oh wonderful! I’m telling you, that’s the single most important road trip tool I have! I won’t leave home without it! I wish they had a European edition! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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