Start the Holiday Season in Albuquerque

The holiday season is about to officially begin, and there’s plenty of events coming up in Albuquerque this month to help you get in the spirit. Have fun and find unique gifts that can only be found right here in Albuquerque. Here’s a few events to put on your holiday fun calendar this month.

University of New Mexico Crafts Fair

Fri, Nov 22
Student Union Bldg, The University of New Mexico

All art is hand made. This event is open to student artists and artists in the Albuquerque community to sell their work. Students and the community are invited to shop for unique gifts for Christmas.

Placitas Holiday Fine Arts And Crafts Sale

Sat, Nov 23 – Sun, Nov 24
3 Canon del Apache, Placitas, NM

The Placitas Holiday Sale is one of the most popular arts and crafts fairs in New Mexico. Some of the finest Artists and Artisans will be selling their crafts at The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving in the Village of Placitas, New Mexico.

Turkey Trails ABQ

Sat, Nov 23, 8 – 10 AM
Tingley Beach | Paseo del Bosque Trail, Albuquerque, NM

Turkey Trails is a Thanksgiving themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes great swag (designer shirt, custom medal), chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, costumes, free kids dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities. Grab your friends and family you are not going to want to miss this one!

20th Annual Rio Grande Holiday Show in Albuquerque

Sat, Nov 30, 10 AM
Expo New Mexico

Kick-off your holiday shopping while supporting artists! You’ll find the most memorable and original gifts, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry or a striking piece of fine art. It’s no surprise that this festival takes the turkey when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions.

Winterfest 2019

Sat, Nov 30, 3 – 7 PM MST
Civic Plaza | 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM

This a free event to start off the holiday season on Civic Plaza. There are lots of great local vendors for all your Christmas shopping needs. Santa Claus will be making a stop for kids to talk to. It is also the grand opening of the Holiday Ice Qube Skating Rink Season.