This week in Albuquerque is filled with holiday gift shopping, a delicious spin on Thanksgiving and plenty of festive events!

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!  

  • Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show

Find memorable and original gifts for everyone on your list this Holiday season at the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts festival. Whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry or a striking piece of fine art – this show has something for everyone. More than just shopping - enjoy live holiday music, festive food sampling and more.

  • Thanksgiving Feast

Leave the cooking to the experts and experience a truly New Mexican Thanksgiving this year at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.  Their impressive buffet-style feast features Horno-Roasted Turkey Breast, Green Chile & Agave Glazed Ham as main dishes paired with Calabcitas, Green Bean Casserole and so much more. Don’t forget to stop by the dessert station for Oven Bread Pudding, Red Chile Shortbread Cookies and Pecan Pie.

  • New Mexico Artisan Market

A new artisan experience has arrived to the vibrant New Mexico marketplace. This event is the only market that exclusively curates work from the best New Mexican artisans from across the state. Expand the creative economy of New Mexico by supporting and promoting local creative talent, and discovering great finds for yourself or someone special in your life.

  • New Mexico Hobbler Gobbler – Thanksgiving Day 10 K, 5 K and Kids K

Before the feasting begins tomorrow, strap on your running shoes and head out to Rio Rancho for the New Mexico Hobbler Gobbler.  This annual running event is fun for the whole family, and has become a tradition for many over the last 15 years.

  • River of Lights

One of Albuquerque’s most beloved holiday events for the past 21 years; the River of Lights – opens this weekend for its annual holiday season. Named one of “The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the US”, enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and more than 500 dazzling holiday displays.  

  • Winterfest

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a special afternoon tea. This three-course experience showcases fall flavors – from Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Cornbread, Sweet Potato Crostini with Blue Cheese & Pear to sweeter offerings like Autumn Spice Cakes with Lemon Cream and Pumpkin Mousse. Space is limited, so be sure to call to reserve a spot.

  • Performance: The Nutcracker

New Mexico’s most lavish production of the timeless tale of Clare and her Nutcracker Prince, presented by the professionals of the New Mexico Ballet Company and the New Mexico Philharmonic, premiers this weekend. This year’s production will shine a bit brighter with the appearance of current principal dancers from the New York City Ballet.