Albuquerque is 64 miles Southwest of Santa Fe and has many fun things to check out this holiday season! Take the Rail Runner or drive down i25 and explore the Duke City.
- Go to Big Jim’s Winter of Enchantment event at the southeast corner of Coors and Montaño near Sprouts and Bosque School: 4140 Montaño Road NW Albuquerque, New Mexico
- November 24th until December 31st
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am-6pm and Friday-Sunday 10 am-8pm
- There will be live music, dance performances, food trucks, sleigh hayrides, luminarias, photo stations, farm animal nativity, vendors, cowboy Santa, Christmas trees, kid activities and more!
- Entry is $10 for 12+ yrs., 3-12 yrs. is $7, and 0-3 is free.
- For an additional charge, book a tamale making workshop, an herbalist workshop, or 4 course farm dinner.
- Come see me (an SWC student) perform with my dance team, the Duke City Dynamites, perform our Christmas routine at noon on November 26th, December 3rd, and December 17th! Entry to view our performance is free!
- Go to the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show at Expo New Mexico November 24-26th!
- See the New Mexico Artisan Market at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town on November 24-26th as well
- Check out the 28th Annual Nob Hill Shop and Stroll @ Nob Hill Main Street on December 7th
- See a New Mexico University Lobo Basketball game at the Dreamstyle Arena
- December 2nd Lobo Men’s vs New Mexico State
- December 6th Lobo Men’s vs Santa Barbara
- December 29th Lobo Men’s vs Eastern NM
- See the Nutcracker Ballet at the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center on December 12th 7 pm-9pm, $24-64
- Enjoy the Christmas Mariachi Festival at Popejoy Hall on December 15th 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, $82 +
- See New Mexico’s BioPark Society’s 26th Annual River of Lights November 25-December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), 2023 5 pm-10 pm @ ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, Tickets $12-17, 2 yrs. and under free
Tya Bussell is a MA in Art Therapy/Counseling student at Southwestern College
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