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Albuquerque Holiday Activities

New Mexico's largest city observes the holiday season with notable style and festivities. Take part in the holiday celebration with centuries-old traditions and numerous events that offer something for everyone.

Holiday Traditions

New Mexican holiday traditions are unique, festive and filled with delightful foods. Learn about and see all the ways locals celebrate the winter season. 

Learn more about our holiday traditions

A Guide to Albuquerque During the Holidays 

The holidays are a special time in Albuquerque. Deep crimson chile ristras, brilliantly illuminated storefronts and walkways, and unique events spreading cheer and holiday magic are just a few highlights. If you’re looking for a unique way to experience the holidays this year, Albuquerque is the place for you.

Explore the guide.

Outdoor Activities

Celebrate winter with a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway or take a day trip from Albuquerque for skiing, snowboarding, winter hiking, and snowshoeing in the surrounding mountains. Keep an eye on the weather conditions at Sandia Peak Ski Area if you're looking for snow sports less than 30 minutes from Albuquerque! 

Please note: Sandia Peak Ski Area will be closed for the 2022-2023 ski season.


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