New Mexico Christmas Decorations: Chile Red and Cactus Green

But What About the Luminarias/Farolitos?? Aren’t they New Mexico Christmas Decor?

How right you are!! These paper-and-candle lanterns are one of the most distinctive types of New Mexico Christmas decorations. I will be in Santa Fe on Christmas Eve, walking perhaps the most well-known route for Farolitas, as they’re called in northern New Mexico. Art Gallery central, Canyon Road, will undoubtedly smell like piñon wood bonfires and I’m sure will be glowing in many ways. For pics you won’t see anyplace else, follow my Instagram story at travelingbetweenmeals. I’ll sprinkle in a little history, art and food as well!

Luminarias at a Silver City art walk.

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