Guide to Santa Sightings In and Around Albuquerque


Santa will be making the rounds in the ABQ area soon. If you’re wondering where to find the big man in red himself, check out all the Santa sightings we know of.

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Santa of Rio Rancho

Various Locations

This Santa can be booked for parties, events, and can even stop by your house! Keep an eye out for events featuring this contributor favorite, or book him for an event of your own!

Santa’s Wonderland

Cabela’s – 5151 Lang Ave NE, Albuquerque

Open November 5, 2022 through December 24, 2022. Meet Santa and get some shopping done! Advanced reservations are recommended. Free!

Hartsocks’ Photography

6855 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

For their 10th year in a row, Hartsocks’ Photography is hosting their photos with Santa. Check the website for times and prices.

Santa’s In Town

Coronado Center – 6600 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

Open November 18. 2021 through December 24, 2021. Space is limited, so make your reservation today!

Times may vary. Visit website for up-to-date information

Photos with Santa

Cottonwood Mall – 10000 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Open November 18, 2021 through December 24, 2021. Bring the family to capture holiday moments with Santa that you’ll treasure forever! Save time this holiday season and reserve your photo time slot in advance. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Marybeth is an Albuquerque native who has been married to her husband, Jacob, since September 2018. They lived in Roswell, NM for the majority of their relationship and moved back to Albuquerque in December 2021. Together, they are parents to two beautiful children. Her daughter Ava passed away shortly after she was born in 2019. She gave birth to her son Carson in 2020. Marybeth is passionate about helping other parents who have lost babies. She volunteers for Hope Mommies Albuquerque and the National Kidney Foundation. Marybeth enjoys coffee, matcha, a good book, white wine, and all the pizza. She can often be found with her family at a baseball game, a great Taco Tuesday, or a brewery. Follow Marybeth on Instagram.


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