This week in Albuquerque enjoy a college Bowl game, experience Mariachi with some holiday flair, and even attend an ugly sweater party in a castle!

Watch our weekly segment on KRQE / Fox New Mexico (Channel 13-2)  on Wednesday mornings at 7:35 to stay up to date with events in Albuquerque. Then check out our ABQ365 calendar to find all the event details and use the hashtags #ABQevents and #ThingsToDoABQ to join the conversation on social media!  

2019 New Mexico Bowl

Central Michigan University Chipewas & San Diego State University Aztecs will face off in the 2019 New Mexico Bowl.  The 14th annual game will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

Mariachi Christmas

With its swirling skirts, vibrant violins, and thrilling trumpets, this show sets the holiday stage with delightful folk music and dance. The show brings an array of the most revered Christmas traditions from Mexico to our stage, cheerily ringing in the holidays. Ballet Folklórico University of Texas Rio Grande Valley dances to the music of Mariachi Azalea, an all-female group. Now in its 21st year in Popejoy Hall, Mariachi Christmas is a delightful New Mexican tradition.

9th Annual Lights & Luminarias Bike Tour

Join in for an exciting bike ride through the heart of Albuquerque, down luminaria-lined avenues in Historic Old Town and past some of the most impressive light displays in the Southwest. This unique and intimate bike tours are the perfect way to experience the holiday sights, sounds, scents, and magic of New Mexico without the traditional headaches of heavy traffic and slow moving lines. Now in its 9th Annual holiday season, our Albuquerque ‘Lights & Luminaria’ Bike Tour has become a heart-warming tradition for friends and families all over New Mexico! Tickets include a festively-lit and wrapped bicycle, tour guides, holiday beverage (non-alcoholic), and the signature, collectible ornament! Choose from our 3 tours throughout the night.

Ugly Sweater Day at the Turquoise Museum

Bring on your best ugly sweater and take part in a Facebook competition to determine a winner! The photo that gets the most likes by midnight Sunday the 22nd will win a great prize!  Come by at lunch time and have a great meal in the new cafe!  Pictures with Santa one last time! Get 3 professionally shot and edited digital files to print as you wish for just $40. Help support our local military with non perishable food, new unwrapped toy, or gift card. Donations will be distributed at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Inspired by Nature:  Natural Holiday Fun for Families

Family friendly evening activity. Come paint a gourd harvested from our very own Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in the spirit of the holidays. Bring the entire family; we will have story time and hot chocolate and cookies for everyone!  Space is limited and preregistration required.  A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the Learning Garden at the Museum.

Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

The Solstice Seed Mandala creation is an annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. The seeds of the mandala serve to feed migratory songbirds and the mandala remains in place for about a week. Participants contribute to the design and help to build the Mandala. The Mandala remains in place for about one week. 

Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk:  Nightmare Before Creepmas

"There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago."  ~ Andy Williams “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”  We're taking it back to the Old World! Ebeneezer Scrooge wasn't the first to see ghosts around Christmastime. The practice of gathering around the fire on Christmas Eve to tell ghost stories was once as much a part of Christmas for the Victorian English as Santa Claus is for us. Traces of this now-forgotten tradition only appear in conspicuous places at Christmastime. Learn more and join the Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk for a special holiday tour featuring a night of Albuquerque ghost stories and dark Christmas stories from the Old World. This exclusive tour includes stops at three downtown breweries/tap rooms for a special holiday ale or cider (10 oz. pour, included in ticket price). Special "Dark Late Edition" on Friday and Saturday nights at 10pm.