Christmas is a special time in Albuquerque. There is plenty to do, from a parade to shop ‘n strolls to light shows. Here are the highlights of the 2017 holiday events.


River of Lights

November 25 – December 30
6:00 – 9:30 pm
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
closed December 24 & 15

29th Annual Old Church Fine Crafts Show

Fri. – Sun., December 1-3, 2017
Historic Old San Ysidro Church
Corrales, New Mexico

Old Town Holiday Stroll

December 1, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Albuquerque Old Town

Pueblo Shop & Stroll

December 1, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Twinkle Light Parade

December 2, 2017
5:15 pm
Albuquerque Nob Hill 
Route: Central Avenue – west from Washington Blvd. to Girard Blvd.

Winter Spanish Market

December 2 & 3, 2017
9:am – 5:pm & 9:00am – 4:00pm
National HIspanic Cultural Center

Festival of Trees

December 2 & 3, 2017
10:00 am – 8:00 pm & 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Albuquerque Convention Center
Benefit for Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation

Nob HIll Shop & Stroll

December 7, 2017
5:00 – 10:00 pm
Albuquerque Nob Hill 

Holiday Market @ The Rail Yards

December 9 & 10
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Rail Yards Market

ABQ RIDE’s Annual Luminaria Tour

December 24, 2017
5:30pm / 5:30pm / 6:10pm / 6:45pm / 7:05pm / 7:25pm
Albuquerque Convention Center (pick up point)
Purchase tickets in advance beginning November 24 at

ABQ Luminaria Walking Tours

December 24, 2017
5:00 pm
Luminaria Neighborhoods
Map of Luminaria Neighborhoods

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

–Vicki Bolen, Paper Artist Extraordinaire

Contact Info

Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123

Mountain Road Arts Corridor Map

Little Bird de Papel’s Social Media Links

Visit Little Bird de Papel (and me) at the following links:


Author: Vicki Bolen, Little Bird de Papel

I am a paper artist living and creating in Albuquerque, NM. Working with paper to create art gives me an appreciation for the beauty and cultural significance of this versatile material. I began by folding origami cranes, and over the years my work has evolved to include handmade greeting cards, book making, boxes and mono prints. Each piece gives me the opportunity to create something useful while expressing myself artistically. I attend numerous art and crafts festivals throughout the country because my intent is to share the joy I experience in making art. My artwork is also available through my Etsy and Redbubble shops.

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