When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Fiestas de Santa Fe
Perhaps the most visually stunning event is the final event of the Fiesta. A candlelight procession follows a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Hundreds of participants make their way through the historic downtown streets from the cathedral and up the hill to the Cross of the Martyrs, where luminarias, a small festival or vigil bonfire, dot the hill and light the way of participants. The lights from the luminarias and twinkling candles are a sight to be seen.