The holidays are now underway, and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the season in Albuquerque this month. Whether it be enjoying the sparkling lights of the Christmas trees or finding the perfect gift, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy coming up this week. Here’s a few events to put on your calendar to help you get in the spirit of the season.
2019 Festival of Trees – Weekend of Wonder
Fri, Dec 6 – Sun, Dec 8
Albuquerque Convention Center
Open to families of all ages, all proceeds go directly to CTHF to support children with physical disabilities. Polar Express Night, Saturday December 7th from 6p.m. – 9p.m., is a family-night viewing of the classic Christmas movie. Complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, children crafts, live entertainment and pictures with Santa provided.
Twinkle Light Parade
Sat, Dec 7, 5:15 PM
Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM
The Twinkle Light Parade will proceed west on Central Ave. through Historic Nob Hill from Washington St. to Girard Blvd. Central Ave. will be closed to traffic beginning at 2 p.m. to prepare for the parade. Plan to arrive early, shop, then grab your spot to view the parade as it will draw thousands of spectators.
Holiday Nature Crafts in Albuquerque
Wed, Dec 4, 12 AM
ABQ BioPark – Zoo
Bring your whole family to River of Lights and visit the Education Building to make beautiful gifts inspired by nature. All craft materials will be provided. No admission is required.
2019 Winter Spanish Market
Sat, Dec 7, 10 AM – 5 PM
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM
Experience authentic 400 year old traditions and innovative Spanish Colonial style artwork made by New Mexico artists. This Hispanic festival includes art, local music, food, demonstrations and more. Interact personally with extraordinary artists, learn about their traditions, and take home a special purchase to add to a collection or give as a gift.
Old Town Holiday Shop & Stroll and Tree Lighting
Fri, Dec 6, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Old Town Albuquerque
Experience the magic of the holiday season in Historic Old Town for the annual Old Town Holiday Stroll. Live entertainment will fill the streets in anticipation for the traditional lighting of the Old Town Christmas tree. Be sure to take advantage of discounts and specials offered during this jolly event by local businesses, restaurants, and museums in the area.
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