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Christmas in Santa Fe lights up the night

December 25, 2018

Sam Connan, 21, of Albuquerque, an acting student at the University of New Mexico, says hello to people Monday while portraying Santa Claus at Canyon Road. Connan said he made the costume himself because he could not find one that he liked. He added, ‘I do this because it makes people happy.’ Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Alice Griffin of Eldorado, left, and Maria Cruz of Santa Fe walk Canyon Road on Monday. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Jeremiah Griego of Santa Fe stokes a fire in front of the gallery for walkers on Canyon Road on Monday. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

A yucca lit a vibrant red Saturday to decorate the path at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens for their annual Glow-Cosmic Nights! Light display. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

A student at Acequia Madre Elementary jumps through a heart made of farolitos Sunday as families, student and members of the community set up their annual display.

Miles Cates, 7, and his sister Keira, 5, play Saturday amongst the light installations set amongst the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens for their annual Glow-Cosmic Nights! Light display. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Santa Claus holds a kitten awaiting delivery to its new home with the Wilkins family on Christmas Eve. This is the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s seventh year surprising children on Christmas Eve with kittens or puppies that have been pre-adopted by the children’s parents.

Paul and Erika Naranjo of Santa Fe stop to change their five-month-old daughter, Brittany, while doing some last minute Christmas shopping Monday at the Santa Fe Place Mall. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

By Luis Sánchez Saturno and Gabriela Campos

The New Mexican

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