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My Hometown: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Melodi Wyss-Feliciano's passion for Santa Fe began the first time she visited. Nearly two decades later she still loves the "City Different," nicknamed for its unique architecture and signature chile.

By Krista Meyerhoff

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On Christmas Eve practically the entire town celebrates by strolling along Canyon Road. The buildings and sidewalks are lit with farolitos, votive candles in sand-filled paper bags. Neighbors gather around bonfires of pinon wood while shop owners hand out hot beverages and cookies to carolers. Unique traditions like this remind us why we settled in Santa Fe—and why we never plan to leave.

Originally published in the December 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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