Albuquerque set to welcome winter in the desert

November 4, 2017 by  

Albuquerque will be kicking off the holiday season with an event that will bring Christmas to the desert, complete with lights, festive food, and all the other trimmings.

Those who come to participate in the city’s Old Town Holiday Stroll will be treated to a variety of Mexican-style holiday favorites. Tamales, biscochitos (small cinnamon cookies), hot chocolate, and other treats will be on offer, and there will be lots more going on as well. A local printer can craft colorful banners and other decorations for a large-scale function such as this.

The whole Old Town will be decorated with lot of sparking lights, and guests can enjoy watching the traditional lighting of the community’s giant Christmas tree as part of a show that involves 150 individual trees. There will be 15 stages will be set up for the live performers who will be keeping the crowd entertained, and three local museums will have their doors open and will be offering lots of activities and free admission.

The Historic Old Town salute to the holidays has been planned for the evening of December 1, and it will begin at 5:00 pm. There is no fee to participate, and the public is invited to gather at 303 Romero Street NW. The Visit Albuquerque website includes additional details about the function for anyone who would like to know more.