New Mexico
Christmas in Albuquerque
Revel in the displays at BioPark’s River of Lights, attend Christmas Day dances at Jemez and Kewa Pueblos and learn about New Mexican arts as you celebrate Christmas in Albuquerque.
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Program No. 14369RJ
7 days
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Be a part of the diverse holiday traditions of multicultural Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city. See Old Town decorated for the holidays and attend the River of Lights Celebration at Albuquerque Bio Park. Take a fun, hands-on traditional New Mexican handcrafts class. Attend traditional Christmas Day dances at Jemez and Kewa Pueblos.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile daily on varied terrain and ground conditions with inclines. Standing up to 2 hours. Elevations of 5,000-7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See Old Town decorated for the holidays.
  • Learn about traditional New Mexican arts and crafts as you create your own piece of folk art.
  • Enjoy festive light displays at Albuquerque's annual "River of Lights" at the BioPark.
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Frankie Nazario Lucero
Frankie Nazario Lucero is a native Santa Fean with roots tracing back to the early 1600s. His wood-carvings and traditional retables, created from techniques and materials dating back to the 18th century, have earned him numerous awards, and his work can be found in museums and collections around the world. He also teaches at Desert Montessori School and leads outreach classes, where he shares his craft and knowledge with the Santa Fe youth community.
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