Cold winter nights bring the much awaited annual River of Lights Festival at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens, Come experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights, nearly 500 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures & more twinkling surprises at New Mexico’s largest, original, walk-through holiday production. Each year new sculptures and displays are designed and created by River of Lights artists and craftsman. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children (3-12). Tickets go on sale in November. You can call 311 locally or (505) 768-2000 for more information. Parking on site at the gardens or Park and Ride from the Zoo.
For a special treat, hop aboard the Polar Bear Express for a magical night time train ride with Santa. Ride on this
specially decorated train and listen to enchanted stories and enjoy a treat from Santa before being dropped off at the River of Lights. This special adventure costs $27 for Adults, $22 for children ages 3-12 and $10 for children under 12. This adventure is only available December 5-7, 12-14 and 19 through 22. Tickets must be purchased in advance and includes admission to the River of Lights. (Photos from RiverofLights.org)