Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Santa Fe Farolito Walk Listed in Guide After All.(New Mexico)

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Northern Bureau

SANTA FE The city's well-known Canyon Road is having a hard time turning away the crowd.

Some residents there have complained that merriment during the Christmas Eve farolito walk through their neighborhood has become too rowdy. They have said children cry, drunks and drug users urinate and vomit and others just carry on near and on residents' property.

To remedy the situation, the city of Santa Fe pledged not to advertise the annual event, and City Manager Frank DiLuzio said the candles-and-sand-in-bags event wouldn't be mentioned in "The Official 2001 Santa Fe Visitors Guide."

The pledge turned out to be an empty one. …

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