Tis the season for all things sparkly and bright. Albuquerque is home to several events and opportunities to see the area’s most festive holiday decorations. Check out these inspiring holiday scenes located in northeast and northwest Albuquerque. This list was compiled with the help of Google reviews.
This furniture mercantile offers unique interior and exterior home decor. Head to the “most wonderful time of year” section for inspiration this holiday season. As one guest shared, “I only wish I had more time to look around.” Give yourself some extra time to enjoy the holiday spirit and inspiration at Jackalope.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 6400 San Mateo Blvd. NE
At Expo NM, Gate 3 (to be precise) awaits a dazzling experience. This Christmas attraction offers guests the convenience of a drive-thru and an option for a walk-thru experience, complete with hot cocoa. Guests love the themed characters that greet them and pictures with Santa (please verify Santa times on the website). The cost is by vehicle: vehicles with up to five guests are $60, and for large vehicles (with six or more guests) the cost is $75.
Hours: Open 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 2 to Jan. 31, 2023
Address: 300 San Pedro Drive Northeast
Head to Old Town for an unforgettable experience. As one guest reviewed, “this is our family’s one must-stop for the holidays.” Old Town’s website invites guests to experience holiday magic along Historic Church Street, Romero Street and the historic plaza. There’s lots to see and enjoy. Whether shopping for the holidays or indulging in good old-fashioned window shopping, Old Town is a welcoming place to take in the scenes of holiday cheer.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Address: Located southwest of the intersection at Mountain and Rio Grande
Located in Old Town; already glowing with holiday cheer, this festive business is home to authentic New Mexico-themed ornaments crafted by local artists as well as traditional decorations. Collect a special memento during your visit to this cheerful business. Guests love to bring their out-of-town guests to this unique shopping experience.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Address: 400 Romero St. NW Suite 1
With more than 500 light displays, the River of Lights installation is an easy stroll through 1.5 miles of unique light displays and Christmas decorations, including animated and 3D. Presented by TLC Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, this spectacular display is one of New Mexico’s largest walk-through displays. Guest reviews call this experience “magical” for adults and children alike. Cost: Monday-Thursday admission is $14 for adults, $7 for kids (ages 3-12), and free for 2 and under. Friday-Sunday admission is $17 for adults, $9 for kids (ages 3-17), and free for 2 and under. Admission includes timeslots, with the last one at 9 p.m.
Hours: Open 5-10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 30, 2022
Location: 2601 Central Ave. NW