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River of Lights

Enjoy the magic of dazzling holiday displays!


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Nov 26, 2016
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM


ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Experience millions of sparkling lights at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production with more than 500 glowing light displays and animated sculptures and a synchronized music light show. River of Lights was named one of "The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S." by MSN in November 2016. Come see why!


  • 6-9:30 p.m.
  • Closed Dec. 24, 25.


Buy tickets in advance, beginning Nov. 1 or at the gate.

  • Online.
  • Buy tickets from any BioPark cashier from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  • At the gate. Ticket booths open at 5:30 p.m.


  • Adults (13+): $12
  • Children (3-12): $6
  • Babies (under 3): Free

Group Discounts

  • 10 percent off when you buy 50+ tickets.
  • 20 percent off when you buy 100+ tickets.

Group tickets are available from the New Mexico BioPark Society at 505-764-6212 or [email protected].

Food & Entertainment

Enjoy live music, the miniature railroad, hot food and drinks, Supper with Santa and Holiday Nature Crafts on select evenings! View schedules for musical entertainment.

Free Park & Ride

Take a bus from the Zoo to avoid the traffic with free park and ride on select nights! Park & Ride buses are boarded via stairs and are not wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available at the Aquarium/Botanic Garden lot.

Service Runs Select Nights ONLY: November 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16-23, 26-30

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


The New Mexico BioPark Society would like to thank all its sponsors: Bank of Albuquerque (special presenting sponsor), KOB-4, ACE, 100.3 The Peak, KZRR 94 Rock and TLC Plumbing and Utility.

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