River of Lights

Enjoy the magic of dazzling holiday displays Nov. 28 through Jan. 4!


Nov 28, 2015
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 more twinkling surprises.


  • 6-9:30 p.m.
  • Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.


Buy tickets in advance, beginning on 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.
  • Tickets for the Polar Bear Express available separately. 2014 Polar Bear Express Tickets sold out.


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

Group Discounts

  • 10% off when you buy 50+ tickets.
  • 20% 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.

Polar Bear Express

Hop aboard the Polar Bear Express for a nighttime ride to Santa and a glittering world of holiday enchantment.

Tickets Include

  • Hot cocoa & sweet treat upon boarding
  • Enchanting story as the train rolls on
  • Travel the rails to meet Santa
  • Santa presents every Child & Toddler with a souvenir gift
  • Final Stop! Admission to River of Lights

Book Online

2015 Tickets coming soon.


NM BioPark Society, KOB 4, 100.3 the Peak, and 94 Rock.

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