CABQ Cultural Services Dept. Calendar of Events – Dec. 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like…  well, you know!  December has so much to offer.  Get in the holiday spirit by attending one or more of the following events.


  • River of Lights – this holiday tradition featuring hundreds of light displays will sparkle at the BioPark Botanic Garden daily (with the exception of Dec. 24 and 25) from 6-9:30 p.m.
  • Old Town Holiday Stroll – shop Old Town’s 150 stores and galleries and enjoy a special tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
  • Twinkle Light Parade – nominated for USA TODAY’s 10Best Holiday Parades, the Twinkle Light Parade shines on a mile-stretch of Nob Hill at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.  There’s still time to vote:  http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-holiday-parade/
  • The Nutcracker – Everyone’s favorite holiday classic returns to the KiMo Theatre with seven public performances and five student matinees.  Check www.kimotickets.com for dates and times.
  • Get a brief history of holiday music by local entertainer Andy Mason at the Taylor Ranch Library at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.
  • Manhattan on the Mesa – Usher in the New Year on New York City time with a an elegant, sophisticated evening of fun and celebration at the Balloon Museum on Saturday, Dec. 31.  You’ll get home in time to ring in the New Year on New Mexico time.

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