Winter Albuquerque

There are plenty of fun things to do with your family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, even in the cold winter months. Here is a guide outlining some of the options that you can check out with your kids in Albuquerque in the winter, including both indoor and outdoor options.

Winter Sports
A great way to enjoy the winter weather is to head outside and go skiing or snowboarding. There are many ski resorts in the Albuquerque area with slopes and trails. One option is the Sandia Peak Ski Area, which has beautiful terrain and the worlds longest aerial tram ride that brings you to the top of the mountains and canyons. The views are remarkable.

Go to a Winter Show
Your children will love taking an evening to watch the New Shanghai Circus perform some amazing acrobatic displays. You can also take your family to see the Mariachi Christmas or the Celtic Christmas show. All of these events are fun ways to enjoy the winter season.

Watch the Nutcracker
There are multiple places that you and your family to see the Nutcracker. First, you can see a ballet put on by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and second you can watch it “on the rocks” by the Keshet Dance Company. Both renditions are very successful and fun to watch.

Annual River of Lights
Your kids will love the remarkable Annual River of Lights. This is a beautiful light show that is held each winter at the Rio Grande Botanical Garden. Your family can take a walk to see pretty twinkling lights and beautiful holiday sculptures and displays that are designed by local artists and craftsmen. The Twinkly Light Parade is also very fun to watch for the whole family.

Luminaria Displays
Take your children on a drive through the Hanging of the Greens at the University of New Mexico where many luminaria displays are set up throughout the campus. The votive-lined streets are beautiful to look at and again will help put your kids in the winter spirit.

Old Town
Next, you can take your children on a stroll through Old Town, which represents the charm and history of Albuquerque. It contains traditional adobe buildings, souvenir shops, and restaurants as well as the famous San Felipe de Neri Church is also located in Old Town.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Here your kids can learn about Native American culture and art as well as learn about Spanish heritage.

Your family will enjoy their winter visit to Albuquerque!