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River of Lights

Enjoy the magic of dazzling holiday displays!


Nov 27, 2017
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.

About River of Lights

River of Lights was named among The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays by MSN in November 2016. Come see why!


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


Buy tickets in advance, beginning Nov. 1, 2017, 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 sold exclusively through the New Mexico BioPark Society beginning Nov. 1. E-mail [email protected]. Group rates not available online; 48-hour advance notice is required. Tickets must be picked up at NMBPS office before 4:30 p.m

Food & Entertainment

Enjoy live music, the miniature railroad, hot food and drinks and Holiday Nature Crafts on select evenings! 

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: TBD

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, 100.3 The Peak and KZRR 94 Rock.

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River of Lights

A Giraffe Light Sculpture at River of Lights.


New Mexico BioPark Society
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)
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ABQ BioPark


Dial 311 (505-768-2000)