CALENDAR

Oct
28
Sat
Mesilla Valley Maze @ Mesilla Valley Maze
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience
a day of unforgettable adventure and fun!

Enjoy 30+ activities included in the price of admission!

Welcome to New Mexico’s original corn maze and pumpkin patch – and your place for outdoor fall fun! Join us in October for another great season on the farm. Navigate our giant corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, or enjoy many of our numerous other activities! Mesilla Valley Maze is a great place for all ages. Groups welcome.

Mesilla Valley Maze opens September 30th! We look forward to seeing you soon!

2017 Season
September 30th – October 29th

Saturdays & Sundays
11AM – 7PM

Oct
29
Sun
Mesilla Valley Maze @ Mesilla Valley Maze
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience

Plan your visit to Mesilla Valley Maze and experience
a day of unforgettable adventure and fun!

Enjoy 30+ activities included in the price of admission!

Welcome to New Mexico’s original corn maze and pumpkin patch – and your place for outdoor fall fun! Join us in October for another great season on the farm. Navigate our giant corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, or enjoy many of our numerous other activities! Mesilla Valley Maze is a great place for all ages. Groups welcome.

Mesilla Valley Maze opens September 30th! We look forward to seeing you soon!

2017 Season
September 30th – October 29th

Saturdays & Sundays
11AM – 7PM

Nov
23
Thu
Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run @ New Balance Store
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run: 10K, 5K and Kids K

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Come kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating run or walk–before the parades, football games, and feasting commence! The Annual Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run is a crowd favorite and fun for the whole family. Once the cavity of the Turkey is stuffed to capacity, no more entries. Sign up today! A portion of the proceeds benefit RunFit — After School Running Program for Kids..

This event is listed as being at the Aquatic Center in RR and at the New Balance store in ABQ.  I think it is one event, but  a change in Venues?

0K, 5K, Kids K

Start Times:

10K: 9:00 a.m.
5K: 9:15 a.m.
Kids K: 10:15 a.m

 

Packet Pickup:

Wednesday, November 22:
11-3 p.m.

New Balance Store
3731 Ellison NW
Suite D
AlbuquerqueNM 87114

 

Nov
24
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend Rio Grande Annual Holiday Show @ New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Bring your friends and family to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend, to kick-off that holiday shopping and ease into the season! Every November, this renowned festival comes to life at Expo New Mexico to shake things up during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Here, shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry, a cool photograph or a striking piece of fine art. The Rio Grande Holiday Show marks a great opportunity for artists and festival goers to experience one of Albuquerque’s best-loved events while enjoying live holiday music, festive food sampling, and much more. It’s no surprise that this festival takes the turkey when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions!

 

DATES

November 24, 25, 26 2017

 HOURS

Friday: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: 10AM–4PM

LOCATION

Expo New Mexico’s Manuel Lujan Building: 300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

The Festival will be held indoors in the Lujan Exhibit Complex at Expo NM Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From I-40, exit south on Louisiana Blvd. – turn west on Lomas Blvd. – turn south on San Pedro Blvd. Turn in at Gate 3 or 4 to enter the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds.

PARKING

Parking at EXPO New Mexico is $5, or free if you are a Grande Pass holder. There is a complimentary shuttle van running from parking lots to the show daily from 10-4.

Traditional Winter Spanish Market @ Hotel Albuquerque
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

November 24 @ 8:00 amNovember 25 @ 5:00 pm

Switch on the Holidays @ Brandenburg Park
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Switch on the Holidays

Switch on the Holidays

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday for so many people but nowhere is this done with more style than Red River! Switch on the Holidays begins in Brandenburg Park at 7 o’clock with Christmas caroling and the annual tree lighting then moves indoors for cocoa, cider, cookies and a special visit from Santa Claus!

See details about Switch On the Holidays 2017 >>

Contact the Red River Conference Center for more details
Telephone:
 575-754-1708
Email: djaramillo@redriver.org

Nov
25
Sat
Raton Festival of Lights
Nov 25 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Raton MainStreetPresents

The Raton Festival

of Lights

November 25, 2017 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Non moving parade of floats decorated for the Christmas Holiday on Historic 1st Street between Rio Grande Ave. and Clark Ave. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd best float. Street lights will be off from 5:15pm to 7:00pm.

River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Nov
26
Sun
River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Nov
27
Mon
River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Nov
28
Tue
River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Nov
29
Wed
River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Nov
30
Thu
River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Dec
1
Fri
Los Alamos Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade @ Central Avenue
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

WinterFest in Los Alamos, New Mexico

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos, New Mexico. A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!
The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond. New this year will be the Coro de Camara Choir singing during the Tree Lighting!
WinterFest gives families in Los Alamos an abundance of things to do all weekend long and brings people into the downtown.

Schedule of Events
Friday, December 1, 2017
Annual Creche Show
Los Alamos LDS Church | 2-7:30pm
Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents: The Nutcracker on the Hill
Duane Smith Auditorium | 7pm
Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Crossroads Bible Church | 7pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Breakfast with Santa
Kiwanis of Los Alamos at Betty Ehart Center | 7-11am
11th Annual Children’s Bazaar
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church | 9am-noon
Annual Creche Show
Los Alamos LDS Church | 1-4pm
Annual Earth Treasure Show
Masonic Temple | 9am-5pm
Fuller Lodge Holiday Open House
10am-3pm
Affordable Arts
Fuller Lodge Arts Center | 10am-6pm
Kids Talk with Santa
CB Fox | 11am-3pm
Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents: The Nutcracker on the Hill
Duane Smith Auditorium | 2pm
Coro de Camara Chamber Chorus Sings Holiday Favorites
County Municipal Building | 5-5:30pm
Lighting of the Holiday Tree
Municipal Building Lobby | 5-6pm
Holiday Lights Parade – Woodland Holiday Theme
Central Avenue | 6pm
Tree Lighting after Parade
Ashley Pond | 7pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Annual Earth Treasure Show
Masonic Temple | 10am-4pm
Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents: The Nutcracker on the Hill
Duane Smith Auditorium | 2pm
Coro de Camara Chamber Chorus Sings “Gloria” Holiday Concert
United Church | 3pm
Los Alamos County’s North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk
Sheriff’s Posse Lodge & North Mesa Stables | 5-7pm

Red Rock Balloon Rally @ FOX RUN GOLF COURSE & RED ROCK PARK
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

More than 200 balloons from across the country will take to the skies annual Red Rock Balloon Rally in and near Gallup. Frequently described as a balloonist’s paradise, a highly prized invitation to this event – the second largest balloon event in the world – offers pilots the opportunity to compete for fine Native American Arts and crafts. You’ll want to have your camera ready as these rainbow colored giants come to life. The Red Rocks are the cemented sands of a fossilized beach, colored by dissolved iron seeping down from more recent volcanic activity, and then worn smooth by Anasazi residents who carved hand and toe holds into the walls to reach the mesa tops. Now, adventure-seeking balloonists soar above the magnificent canyons where movie producers still film Western epics. This is the only ballooning event where spectators are encouraged to become active participants by joining balloon chase crews. The Red Rock Balloon Rally partners with many area service organizations to help provide funding for local service activities.

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Holiday Stroll in Albuquerque @ Old Town
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Old Town Holiday Stroll

Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season in Historic Old Town!

Old Town Holiday Stroll

Old Town Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 1, 2017

Historic Old Town from 5 – 9 p.m.

Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Sip hot chocolate and watch the traditional lighting of the Old Town Christmas tree. This giant spectacle made up of over 130 different trees will glow at 6:15 p.m. in Plaza Don Luis with a special countdown. Join us for this free time-honored event from 5 – 9 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town.

Entertainment

Help spread holiday cheer! We are looking for a variety of volunteer performers for this year’s celebration. Let’s create new memories that members of our community will cherish for years to come. For more information, contact Veronica Archuleta at varchuleta@cabq.gov.

Holiday Shopping

Enjoy warm authentic New Mexican cuisine from the many restaurants in Old Town. Bring your list and do some shopping! Find the perfect gifts from jewelry to soaps, art to clothing and so much more. Take advantage of discounts and specials offered during this jolly event by local businesses and restaurants in the area.

Parking

Free event parking will be available at the parking lot located on the corner of Bellamah Ave. NW and 18th St. NW just north of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Free shuttles will be available, provided by Airport Parking, and will take event goers to Old Town, Explora and NM Museum of Natural History through the duration of the event.

There will also be parking lots and street parking available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws.

Old Town Museums

In addition to the fun in Old Town, Explora and the NM Museum of Natural History and Science will be open, joining in on the festivities with activities and entertainment for the evening.

Holiday Stroll is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event.

For more information visit CultureABQ.com or call 311.

Gingerbread Enchantment @ Sid Cutter Pavilion at Balloon Fiesta Park
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gingerbread Enchantment

(get 20-25% off by clicking on our Groupon Coupon Link!!)

Build a house… Buy a house!
Please join us for this one-of-a-kind event!

Gingerbread Enchantment is a unique and fun way to get you in the holiday spirit and help out a great cause at the same time.

You can choose to build a house, buy a house or both! All proceeds go to benefit Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque’s Low Income Meal Program…the ONLY one of its kind in the Albuquerque area.Build your masterpiece!

With categories ranging from professional to pre-baked kits, there’s definitely a category to fit your skill level.

AND…Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

Visit www.gingerbreadenchantment.com to register online.Attend our Award and Auction at Expo New Mexico!

Don’t feel like building a house, but still want to participate? Our Awards & Auction Evening is open to anyone and everyone!

This year the event will be held at the Expo New Mexico, home of the New Mexico State Fair!

The Gingerbread Enchantment Awards and Auction is open to the general public. Fun for the whole family awaits…

REGISTRATION & $25 ENTRY FEE:
Monday, November 27, 2017

DELIVERY OF COMPLETED HOUSES:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sid Cutter Pavilion at Balloon Fiesta Park
4900 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy

AUCTION & AWARDS :
Friday, December 1, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm (Silent Auction 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
Sid Cutter Pavilion at Balloon Fiesta Park

2017 ANNUAL THEME :
International Christmas

Fun for kids of ALL ages!

Whether you’re building a house or just enjoying the Awards & Auction, there’s plenty of food, fun and entertainment to be had – even Santa Claus will make a special appearance!Help A Good Cause!

When you participate in Gingerbread Enchantment, you’re not only building and buying houses for fun, you’re also helping to support our Low Income Meal Program… the ONLY one of its kind in Albuquerque!

River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000
Dec
2
Sat
River of Lights @ Botanic Garden - ABQ BioPark
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RIVER OF LIGHTS

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24, 25.

    • Time: 6-9:30pm
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Admission: Adults $12, Children $6.

 

 

  • 2601 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-768-2000