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Holiday Events

December in Albuquerque is a magical time of year for us because, as a city, we shine brightly in so many ways. There are lights, music, great food, and family-friendly events for all.

Lights & Luminarias

It’s time to pour some hot cocoa and hit the road to tour the area neighborhoods in search of Albuquerque's best Christmas lights shows. Turn on the festive music and start light lookin’.

Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree

Tramping through the snowy woods to cut down your own Christmas tree could be the highlight of your holiday. Find out where to go!

Guide to Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree Near Albuquerque

Santa Sightings

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.

Holiday Eats and Treats

From savories like posole and tamales to sweets like biscochitos , Duke City eats this time of year are endless–-and delicious! Check out our favorite local places serving up the season.

Guide to Winter Sports

We are so lucky to live in a state that offers so many outdoor activities during the winter. Check out all these opportunities to get some winter sports in this season.

Holiday Kids' Activities

Check out these ideas for activities that are sure to provide lots of holiday season fun. (There's a super cute letter to Santa printable included too!)

Holiday Kids’ Activities (Including a Free Letter to Santa Printable)
Winter Family Bucket List with Free Printable (and 5 Bonus Ideas!)

Winter Family Bucket List

Don't miss these 24 activities to keep your family enjoying this cold but festive season.

Memory-Making Holiday Activities

If the past couple years have taught us anything, it’s that there is still magic in the simple. Your holiday at home can be special and create some lifelong memories.

Holiday at Home Bucket List Filled with Memory-Making Activities
Christmas Craft Round-Up

Christmas Craft Round-Up

If you’re in search of a Christmas craft, this post is for you. There are ideas for kids and adults. Work with your hands and get making!

Holiday Recipe Round-Up

Tis the season for sweet and savory holiday recipes from our team that conjure up all the cozy winter feels.

ABQ Mom Holiday Playlist

ABQ Mom's Holiday Playlist

Jam out to "ABQ Mom Holiday Playlist" during your next party or housework day. Make your holiday season all the more festive with Christmas music!