Here’s our Monday rundown of everything you need to know for the week of Dec. 19-25.
The weather: Christmas is less than a week away but, sadly, it won’t be a white Christmas this year. Sunday is expected to be the warmest day of the week with a projected high of 51.
Here’s what is happening in Albuquerque this week
- The Central & Unser Library is hosting a Gingerbread Extravaganza from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free event will let kids ages 6-17 build their own gingerbread house and ages 5 and under decorate their own gingerbread man. The whole family is invited for this fun and creative holiday tradition.
- You can have breakfast and dinner with an Albuquerque Police Department officer Tuesday. APD’s Coffee with a Cop event is scheduled for 8-9 a.m. at the Chick Fil A at 3801 Ellison NW. Pizza with Police is set for 7-8 p.m. at Dion’s on Central.
- Family & Community Services and Senior Affairs is throwing its annual Holiday Party Thursday at Cesar Chavez Community Center. The free party will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature music, food, raffles and games.
- Taylor Ranch Library is inviting your family to celebrate the Winter Solstice Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. Families will make hanging snowflake decorations at the free event.
- Santa Claus himself is landing at the Albuquerque Sunport Thursday. Santa will be in the Sunport Great Hall from 1-3 p.m. to take pictures, give presents and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies.
Let’s catch you up on the headlines
- A La Cueva High School student was arrested after physically assaulting Principal Dana Lee Friday.
- The postseason honors are rolling in for players from La Cueva and Volcano Vista.
- Sandia Nordic Ski Club has built a cross-country ski haven.
- The Tumbleweed Snowman is an Albuquerque holiday tradition.
- Casa Cocktails can bring happy hour to your home.
Here’s what we’re working on this week
- If getting in shape is on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, Crossfit Petroglyph might be the place for you.
- A neighborhood in Northwest Albuquerque known for its elaborate holiday decorations was struck by vandals.
- We’ll give you a tour of where to see the best decorations in NW and NE Albuquerque.
- It’s almost time for Christmas dinner; we’ll show you how to make calabasitas.
- Luminarias are a tradition in New Mexico; we’ll show you where to see the best displays.