Top Off the Holiday Season in Albuquerque

With just a week left until Christmas, there’s not much time left to get in on the holiday fun in Albuquerque. There’s a lot of fun holiday activities coming up over the next week, so get out there and make this the best holiday season ever! Here’s a few holiday events to put on your calendar.

Holiday Pops!
Sat, Dec 21, 5 PM | Popejoy Hall
Bring the family to enjoy the NMPhil conducted by Jason Altieri for this holiday favorite featuring timeless holiday classics. They will be joined by the Manzano Day School Chorus, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and some special guests. The concert will also feature a traditional sing-a-long.

2019 Polar Bear Express at River of Lights in Albuquerque
Sun, Dec 22, 5 PM | ABQ BioPark – Botanic Garden
Ride the nighttime train at the ABQ BioPark – Botanic Garden as it takes you on a magical journey aboard the Polar Bear Express.

Toy Show
Sat, Dec 21, 5 – 8 PM MST | Exhibit/208
Exhibit/208’s December group show celebrates the influence and inspiration of toys upon the process of creating art. Come experience this fun and adventurous exhibition with an opening reception Friday, December 13th, from 5-8pm. The show runs through January 4th.

ABQ Trolley Co: Trolley of Lights
Thu, Dec 19, 8 PM | Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Join ABQ Trolley Co. December 17th-24th as they take you on a journey to see Albuquerque’s holiday lights. The Trolley of Lights departs from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Tours last approximately 75-minutes. Make sure to dress for 30 degree weather as this is an open Trolley, so bring blankets, long underwear, mittens, knit caps, wool socks, etc.

The Nutcracker
Sat, Dec 21, 2 PM MST | Kimo Theatre
The Ballet Repertory Theatre presents the The Nutcracker. Enjoy an evening with your favorite Christmas characters, featuring mischievous mice, sweet dancing treats, and a sprinkle of sparkling snowflakes.

Christmas Bird Count
Sat, Dec 21, 7 AM – 6 PM MST
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
It’s time for Christmas Bird Counts (CBC), Audubon’s 120th year of CBCs. Join Valle de Oro NWR has been participating in the bird count for 7 years now. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this amazing community/citizen science endeavor. If you want to participate, please contact the Refuge’s email to receive more information.