Things To Do in Albuquerque During the Winter Months

Things To Do in Albuquerque During the Winter Months

Albuquerque prides itself on outdoor activities, and there's still plenty to do in the winter months despite the chillier temps. Here are a couple of ideas for you and your family to try. 

Play in the snow at Sandia Peak 

Head to the top of the Sandia mountains for the freshest powder in Albuquerque. You can either ride the Tram or drive up the east side of the mountain to get to the ski (and snowboard) area. Other fun snow activities include sledding and snowshoeing on the mountain, and year-round activities such as hiking and biking are also still accessible during the winter.

Cook green chile stew

Winter is prime time for New Mexican comfort food. Check out these recipes and our Pinterest board to get inspiration and cook at home, or refer to our dining page if you'd rather eat out. 

Use the hashtags #PictureABQ and #TrueABQ on social media and your winter photos may be featured on!

Enjoy an indoor theatre performance

January through March are primary theatre months in Albuquerque. You can support local troups or splurge on a traveling Broadway show. Popular venues include Popejoy Hall, the Albuquerque Little Theatre and Tricklock Company (who hosts the annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival every January). Albuquerque Comic Con at the Convention Center is also a popular January event to keep on your radar. Click here for more information on theatre events in Albuquerque. 

Take a unique tour

Even though the air is a bit nippier, many tours and activities are still offered year-round in Albuquerque. Check out one of the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory's many offerings, such as the ABQ Trolley X or the Albu-Quirky downtown walking tour.  

Have a spa day

The winter climate in New Mexico is ideal for spa day soaks. There are a variety of spas in the Albuquerque area; Betty's Bath and Day Spa is a great place to start. If a road trip is in your future, consider a soak in the healing waters at Ojo Caliente or explore the Jemez Mountains on a hike and hot spring adventure. 

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Are you sold on the idea of coming to Albuquerque? Enter our Sun & Snow sweepstakes for a chance to win a winter getaway! The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016.



Erin is a 6th generation New Mexican who regularly experiences green chile withdrawls when traveling outside of the state. She loves visiting local breweries, jogging in the foothills and telling her friends in Texas just how much she loves Albuquerque.


Erin is the Social Media & Digital Content Specialist for Visit Albuquerque. She is also the editor of the ABQ365 blog and calendar of events. You can follow her on Twitter @dot_of_Scott or connect via LinkedIn. The opinions shared on this blog are her own.   

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