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Holidays Take Flight

Celebrate the holiday season at the Balloon Museum.


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Dec 03, 2017
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Holiday Fun with Balloon Pilot Santa, Crafts, Cookie Decorating, Entertainment, and More!

The 11th annual "Holidays Take Flight" event includes visits with Balloon Pilot Santa, cookie decorating, card and ornament making. Musicians Andy Mason and Bebe LaLa will be on hand to celebrate the season as well as local dance companies, The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company and Keshet Dance Company. Art organization Access505 will offer lessons in creating holiday cards that "Lighten UP!" with LED lights (while supplies last.)

Enjoy performances by the Enchantment Handbell Ensemble, and caroling by both the Volcano Vista High School Choir and the Manzano High School Choir.

To make the day even more festive, purchase special holiday food and delicious hot chocolate from Loretta's Lattes Gourmet Food Truck, explore "Balloon Snowland," and watch our radio-controlled balloon fly on our North Grounds (weather permitting).

And new this year, observe a living sculpture with dancers from ON DISPLAY ALBUQUERQUE, a local installation of ON DISPLAY GLOBAL, a movement marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities designed to celebrate diversity, beauty, and acceptance. Dancers of all abilities dressed in white perform in and around the Balloon Museum during this unique activity.

Also new this year is "Weather School in The Weather Lab," ideal for those curious about winter and weather in general. Meteorologists from the Albuquerque Office of the National Weather Service will host hands-on activities and demonstrations related to weather. Weather safety guidelines and forecast information will also be included.

"Holidays Take Flight" is an annual celebration and drop off spot for Toys for Tots. Those who wish to do so may bring new, unwrapped toys and games to donate to Toys for Tots.

Schedule of Performances & Presentations

11 a.m. - Enchantment Handbell Ensemble

11 a.m. - Ballet Excerpts of Christmas Joy by The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company

11:30 a.m. - ON DISPLAY ALBUQUERQUE Dance installation

11:30 a.m. - Andy Mason, children's history of holiday songs

Noon to 1 p.m. - Weather School in the Weather Lab

12:30 p.m. - Volcano Vista High School Choir, strolling carols

12:30 p.m. - ON DISPLAY ALBUQUERQUE Dance installation

12:30 p.m. - Toys for Tots Marine presentation

12:45 p.m. - Keshet Dance Company

1:30 p.m. - Bebe Lala, live music

1:30 p.m - Manzano High School Choir, strolling carols  





Laurie Magovern