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The "River of Lights" to open this weekend

The "River of Lights" to open this weekend

 

Get ready to explore in one of Albuquerque’s most prized holiday venues.

The annual River of Lights opens this Saturday, November 30th and runs through January 5th.Event organizers say this year people can expect to see up to a million dazzling lights in this amazing walk-through experience.

There will be around 400 light displays, animated sculptures, and synchronized music light shows.

Every year NEW sculptures are designed and created by River of Lights artists and craftspeople.

 Park and shuttle will be available to guests for easy access to the event. It will be going to and from the Zoo at close-by Tenth Street.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, and $5 for children (3 – 12) for the November 30th thru December 19th. Ticket prices change to $12 for adults and $6 for children for December 20th thru January 5th.

 

ABQ BioPark presents annual River of Lights on Nov. 30

ABQ BioPark presents annual River of Lights on Nov. 30

The River of Lights, presented by the ABQ BioPark, will be returning on Saturday, November 30th.

The annual event is the largest holiday lights display in New Mexico. With millions of lights in display, live music, food, drinks and unique holiday gifts, visitors will be able to ring in the holiday season with joy.

"River of Lights has become a holiday tradition for so many families in New Mexico," said Maryann Torrez, BioPark Operations and Events Manager. "It's exciting to see families search for their favorite displays, discover new sculptures, listen to the music groups play and take in all the activities we have to offer. They love it."

The River of Lights will open at 6pm every evening beginning this Saturday through January 5th. The festival will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

Tickets may be purchased online or from any BioPark cashier.

Visit www.cabq.com for more information.

The Nutcracker makes its way to Albuquerque

The Nutcracker makes its way to Albuquerque

 

Which Nutcracker performance will you be attending this holiday season?

Right now, there are three major shows making their way to Albuquerque.

The Nutcracker ballet outlines the story a family during their Christmas Eve celebration. The performance is split up into two acts.

The first act follows Clara, the young heroine of the story. It begins with her family’s festivities, and when the Nutcracker is introduced. The rest of the act takes the audience into Clara’s dreams.

The second act is where Clara ventures into the Land of Sweets.

Tchaikovsky's score has become one of the most recognizable harmonies in the world.

The Nutcracker can be seen this year starting Thanksgiving weekend at Popejoy Hall. Please call (505)925-5858 for more information.

You can catch a performance by the Moscow Ballet at the Kiva Auditorium on December on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30 pm.

Annual Trek to Forest for Christmas trees to begin

Annual Trek to Forest for Christmas trees to begin

Beginning November 25th, permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Gila National Forest will be available at all Ranger District offices.

Permits are available for purchase four days earlier than past years in efforts to reduce the Thanksgiving Day rush.

Permits will be selling for $5 each with a limit of one per household. For aromatic pinon trees, permits are available free of charge. Any tree species up to 10’ high may be cut.

Forest offices are open Monday through Friday (except on holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the Black Range Ranger District is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Contact the local ranger district offices for further information on Christmas tree cutting.

Young artist annual showcase set for November 22

Young artist annual showcase set for November 22

 

Come and enjoy the open house at Warehouse 508!

Warehouse 508 is a creative space for teens and young adults. The annual showcase will feature what the students have been up to this fall.

There will be music and DJs, fashion designers, printmaking and Capoeira dancing.

This is also an opportunity for those not involved with the Warehouse to check out upcoming classes like mural painting.

Warehouse 508 encourages everyone to come meet the instructors, young artists, interns, board members, Youth Creative Crew and staff!

The festivities start at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 22. The building is located at 508 1st St. NW.

 

3rd Annual Run from Malaria event to be held

3rd Annual Run from Malaria event to be held

On Saturday, November 16th, the United Methodist Church will be hosting their 3rd annual “Run or Walk from Malaria” event in efforts to reduce and eliminate victims of the disease.

Statistics show that a person dies from malaria somewhere in the world every 60 seconds even though malaria is a preventable disease.

Along with the efforts from the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the donations and proceeds from the event will go to vaccinations for at-risk individuals.

Registration for the event is $25 a person and includes a T-Shirt. The event will begin promptly at 9am at the Albuquerque Academy and will cover approximately 5k of distance. Participants can run or walk the event.

For more information, visit http://inm5k.wordpress.com or contact Pastor Greg Henneman at 505-243-7834.

Registration has begun for the Twinkle Light Parade

Registration has begun for the Twinkle Light Parade

 

Applications are ready!

Registration is now open for the Twinkle Light Parade.

The parade is a great family event that hosts 100 floats, car shows and tons of people. It will be back in Nob Hill this year, and if you have a fun idea you may sign up until November 15th.

The exciting Twinkle Light Parade will travel west on Central Avenue between Washington Street and Girard Blvd. It is a full mile of fun.

The Holiday Shop & Stroll will take place right alongside the event with the Shop & Stroll beginning at noon, with the parade kicking off at 5:15 p.m.

For more information about how to get your creative masterpiece into the show, please visit http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/things-to-do/annual-events/twinkle-...