Guide to Santa Sightings In and Around Albuquerque

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Santa will be making the rounds in Albuquerque soon. Check out below to see Santa sightings for the 2021 holiday season.

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Thank you to Homewise for sponsoring this Guide to Santa Sightings.

Homewise is a nonprofit organization that provides the tools you need to become a successful homeowner, all under one roof.

Buying a home is a big decision, and it’s not always easy to know where to begin. One question we often hear is “How do I know if I have enough money for a down payment?” In the past it was typical for lenders to require 20% of the home purchase price for a down payment. These days, you can get into a home for a lot less. There are many options out there, and it’s all about finding the right home loan for you.

Homewise customers generally contribute a down payment of about 2-5%. On a $200,000, that means you would contribute $4,000.

Homewise has a number of programs to help. Currently Albuquerque homebuyers can receive up to $20,000 toward the purchase of a home. This can help you significantly reduce the amount of out of pocket expenses needed to buy a home.

Now is the time to take advantage of programs available through Homewise that can help you become a successful homeowner. Click here to learn more about our programs, or call us at 505.243.6566 to get started.


Magic on the Mesa

Mesa Del Sol

On Friday December 11th from 9am-1pm, the 1st annual Magic on the Mesa event will be full of holiday magic and cheer! From food to games, to a visit with Santa this event will make your heart grow three sizes just watching your little ones experience what holiday magic really is.


Santa’s Wonderland

Cabela’s – 5151 Lang Ave NE, Albuquerque

Open November 6, 2021 through December 24, 2021. Meet Santa in a COVID-safe way. Advanced reservations are required. Free!


Hartsocks’ Photography

6855 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

For their 9th year in a row, Hartsocks’ Photography is hosting their photos with Santa. This year’s theme is Santa and Winter Cabin. 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.


Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus

ChocGlitz & Cream – 10660 Unser Blvd NW Ste. D

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taking a sleigh ride down from the North Pole to visit on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 from Noon to 3PM. Bring your own camera to take photos as the kids cozy up to Ol’ St. Nick himself! Afterwards, enjoy a cocoa and cookie on us. There is no cost to visit Santa, just bring your own camera!

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Rachel was born and raised in New Mexico and on the neighboring Navajo reservation until she was 14. She then attended high school in Connecticut, but returned to New Mexico for college because the mountains will always be home for her. She met her husband while working on a BS in Astrophysics at UNM and working at Dion’s. They married in Tijeras, NM in 2014 and welcomed their son Hunter in 2016. Rachel is currently a stay-at-home mom, wife, yogi, outdoor enthusiast, faithful San Francisco 49ers fan, and amateur astronomer. If she is not busy organizing playdates and meet-ups for local moms, you can find her at a yoga class, rock climbing gym, or on a trail run in the Foothills where she lives. Since entering motherhood in 2016, Rachel's newest passion has been bringing moms together in a safe space and being the mom friend to others that she wished she had when she was a newly minted Albuquerque mom.

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