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Nov
14
Wed
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
15
Thu
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
16
Fri
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
17
Sat
Cibola High School Best Buddies Craft Show @ Cibola High School
Nov 17 all-day

Great holiday shopping show on the Westside the weekend before Thanksgiving. Large venue with lots of aisle space. All proceeds benefit Cibola Best Buddies an organization dedicated to promoting friendships among students with and without special needs.

 

face painting and brown bag raffle

Sandia High School Holiday Craft Show @ Sandia High School
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
West Mesa HS Band Craft Fair @ West Mesa HS
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

1st annual arts and crafts show benefiting the music program at west Mesa High school. Please join us and help us grow

Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Placitas Holiday Sale is celebrating 36 years as one of the most popular arts & crafts fairs in New Mexico. Some of the finest Artists and Artisans are juried into The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving in the Village of Placitas, New Mexico.
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Nestled at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, Placitas is 25 miles north of Albuquerque and 50 miles south of Santa Fe.  For over 3 decades this annual art festival has been reknowned for extremely high quality fine arts and crafts, good food, fine local wine and a very friendly atmosphere. The fair takes place at 3 locations in the village of Placitas, long known as a home to many artists and artisans.  
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Old Town Artful Saturday
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
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!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Old Town Artful Saturday
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Old Town Artful Saturday

—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!

The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
18
Sun
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
20
Tue
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
21
Wed
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
22
Thu
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
23
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend Rio Grande Annual Holiday Show @ New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Nov 23 – Nov 25 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 23, 24, 25 2018

 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.

The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
24
Sat
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
25
Sun
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
27
Tue
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Nov
28
Wed
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.