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Published: 11/02/2009

Winter holiday months provide a plethora of events in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, N.M. –With tremendous year-round weather, Albuquerque offers plenty of diverse events throughout the winter. Visitors can choose from holiday events, festivals, markets, exhibits, sporting events and more. Take a look at all of the winter events taking place and details on Albuquerque by visiting www.itsatrip.org.

THROUGHOUT THE WINTER MONTHS

2009 Annual River of Lights, November 28-December 30, 2009
Enjoy the dazzling displays of New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show.
Rio Grande Botanic Gardens, www.cabq.gov/biopark

Confluencias II: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo: Art Exhibit, through May 2010
A major exhibition on Contemporary Cuban Art, which provides an exciting overview of what's happening now with significant Cuban artists and various media.
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

Albuquerque Now Art Exhibit, through April 2010
A two-part exploration of current art from the Albuquerque metropolitan area celebrating the diversity of visual culture in all of its active manifestations.
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, www.cabq.gov/museum

NOVEMBER

Arte de Muertos Expo, November 7-8, 2009
Free art event featuring Day of the Dead art from all over the Southwest.
Santa Ana Star Casino, www.artedemuertos.com

Weems International Artfest, November 13-15, 2009
A major multi-cultural art event displaying over 270 top artisans in every medium and price range.
Expo NM, www.weemsgallery.com

An Evening at the Academy Awards with Bill Conti: Symphony Orchestra, November 14, 2009
Academy Award-winning film composer Bill Conti leads the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in a night of all-time great movie music, complete with film clips.
Popejoy Hall, www.nmso.org

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival, November 27-29, 2009
A Thanksgiving weekend shopping tradition with cheerful music, artist demonstrations, Kids Creation Station, Holiday Cookie Walk and more.
Expo NM, www.riograndefestivals.com

DECEMBER

15th Annual Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll, December 3, 2009
Visit historic Nob Hill and enjoy a wonderful holiday tradition with your family, friends and neighbors which includes shopping, caroling, snacks and specials.
Historic Nob Hill, www.route66central.com

Annual Holiday Stroll in Old Town, December 4, 2009
Live entertainment, dancers, family activities, luminarias, Santa Claus and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at Plaza Don Luis.
Historic Old Town, www.albuquerqueoldtown.com

Feast of Guadalupe Celebration & Concert, December 15, 2009
This annual concert features music composed in honor of Guadalupe, from the 16th century to the present.
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

New Mexico Bowl, December 19, 2009
The annual college football game pits the Mountain West Conference against the Western Athletic Conference.
University Stadium, www.newmexicobowl.com

Luminaria Tour, December 24, 2009
The annual tour highlights the beauty of the luminarias in the Country Club area as well as Barelas and Old Town neighborhoods.
Old Town Plaza, www.cabq.gov/transit

JANUARY

The UnPOSSESSED, theatre production, January 22-23, 2010
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' novel, this production re-imagines the story of Don Quixote's mad quest for idealism in the face of destruction and despair.
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

Guillermo, Beethoven and Dante Violin Concert, January 22-24, 2010
In what has become a once-a-year tradition, The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra maestro takes up the violin as a soloist in performing one of the finest pieces ever written for the instrument.
Popejoy Hall and National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nmso.org
 
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The mission of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau is to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a visitor and convention destination. For more information, please call 505.842.9918 or visit our web site at www.itsatrip.org.
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