The Magical Season
Very soon farolitos and Christmas lights will light up rooftops and walkways across New Mexico. It is the time of smiles and laughs, too much food and the smell of piñon in the air. If you are visiting either Santa Fe or Albuquerque during the holidays, be sure to check out the following holiday attractions.
Santa Fe, NM – Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza
On the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, the city of Santa Fe has their official lighting of the tree. Enjoy hot chocolate and caroling as the historic downtown plaza is lit up in Christmas splendor with lights and holiday decor.
November 24, 2017
Location: Santa Fe Plaza
Address: 63 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Albuquerque, NM – Old Town Holiday Stroll
Kick off the holiday season under the lights in Historic Old Town. Enjoy a New Mexican Christmas by eating tamales and biscochitos, and enjoy the view of Historic Old Town immersed in farolitos. Grab some hot chocolate and watch the time honored lighting of the giant Christmas tree, a spectacle made of over 150 different trees, at this magical Albuquerque event. Live entertainment will fill the streets on 15 stages and add to the festivities. The Albuquerque Museum, Natural History Museum of History and Science, and Explora will join in the evening with free admission and activities. For more information visit CultureABQ.com or call 311.
December 1, 2017
Location: Historic Old Town – 303 Romero St N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
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