If we asked you for five reasons why you love the holiday season, you could probably come up with 20. From delicious seasonal desserts to family gatherings to decorating the house, the list of enjoyable holiday traditions goes on and on. We personally love taking a drive around Albuquerque to view the twinkling Christmas lights. Albuquerque is known for its lively holiday celebrations. Here are some of our favorite regional holiday activities:
This annual New Mexico tradition is not to be missed. The ambience of the luminarias and Christmas lights creates a twinkling wonderland that lures in guests by the hundreds from all around the area. You can also bring the spirit of the luminaria to your home by setting up your own lit-up paper bags to line your driveway or sidewalk. The annual Luminaria Tour on ABQ RIDE leaves from the Albuquerque Convention Center on December 24th, with six boarding times between 5:30-7:40 p.m. Find out more information about times and tickets here.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Need a break from cooking for the in-laws? Why not start a new tradition and head out for the holidays to enjoy some of New Mexico’s fine cuisine. Consider enjoying a Christmas Eve dinner before or after heading over to the Luminaria Tour. Albuquerque is known for its diverse dining establishments, many with a unique Southwestern flair. Pick from this long list of fine dining restaurants in Albuquerque and enjoy a delightful meal with the family on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol
Experience the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” live on stage this December at the Vortex Theatre. This moving holiday tale offers 90 minutes of laughter and intrigue, with energetic performances and festive songs. “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday favorite for people of all ages in Albuquerque, and it’s playing now until December 21st. Be sure to reserve your spot before tickets run out; find out more information here.
Albuquerque, New Mexico is packed with fun activities during the holiday season. Be sure to get your car ready for a safe drive to one of the fun Christmas events mentioned above. Visit Melloy Nissan, located at 7707 Lomas Blvd. N.E. in Albuquerque, to get your brakes and tires inspected. Whether you need a transmission flush or an oil change, our team of experts is here to get your Nissan ready for safe year-round driving. Get the best deals on auto service by checking out our service specials online. You can also schedule a service appointment online, or give us a call at 888-599-8674.