This week in Albuquerque see some great onstage performances, take a holiday light-themed Trolley ride, and even check out some authentic Pueblo-inspired gingerbread houses!
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6th Annual Rail Yards Holiday Market
The Holiday Market will be TWO Days this year: Saturday & Sunday! Keep it local for the Holidays, enjoy a historic experience, and discover the best of Burque's local small businesses. Nearly 200 vendors of made-from-scratch delicious food, bountiful farms, and quality handmade crafts and healers will convene for Albuquerque's locavorian spirit this year for the 6th annual Holiday Market. The event is co-presented by the Downtown Growers' and Rail Yards Markets together to bring food, art, and music together for the Holidays. Sample New Mexico's finest cuisine, peruse all the local gifts, create some fun in the Children's zone, participate in our famous Ornament Exchange, and give back to your community at our Donation Station.
11th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
The annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest is a favorite holiday tradition at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church, or historic building with cash prizes awarded in children's and adult categories. This annual holiday event is a unique way to share and enjoy Pueblo culture with your family.
Trolley of Lights
Tis the Season for Christmas trees, luminarias, nutcrackers, egg nog and holiday lights! ABQ Trolley Co. presents: Trolley of Lights - a holiday lights tour! Join ABQ Trolley Co.as we head out to see Albuquerque's holiday lights aglow. The Trolley of Lights departs from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Tours last approximately 75-minutes. December evenings in Albuquerque are quite brisk; please dress for 30 degree weather as we will be riding in an open sleigh, er Trolley (blankets, long underwear, mittens, knit caps, wool socks, etc will be necessary). Trolley of Lights Highlights: Old Town Plaza Christmas tree and decorations, Rio Grande Blvd. Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.
IPCC: Stories by the Fireside
Holiday joy and festivities come to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center with our annual Pueblo Shop & Stroll. Shop a bazaar featuring Native artists selling handcrafted clay ornaments, Nativity sets, jewelry, art, and gifts. Meanwhile, kids will have fun with holiday arts and crafts. At day’s end, enjoy a special nighttime Native dance while sipping hot cocoa beside the bonfire or strolling among hundreds of luminarias.
It’s time for play, it’s time for fun! Winterfest is here, grab your ice-skates and come! A parade, arts & craft fair, ice-skating and cheer. What a great way to kick off the holidays this year! Festivities at the Star Center are from noon till five. Ice-skates available to borrow when you arrive. Santa Claus will be there all jolly and healthy. Don’t forget your camera, so you can take a selfie! Best part of all, there are no pesky fees. Instead, bring canned goods for the local pantries. At 5:15 p.m. a Seussville themed parade will kick off. With fireworks, Seussicle floats, and maybe Vlad Vladikoff.
Performance: Miracle on 34th Street
By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa Claus. Holiday magic perfect for the entire family!
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk. Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Don't miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.