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Christmas Holiday Information: 2018

City of Albuquerque information for the Christmas holiday.

Holiday Closures What is Open Holiday Events Recycle Right

What is Open: Albuquerque Sunport, Tingley Beach

Tingley Beach

  • Beach, fishing ponds, and boating pond open Dec. 25.
  • Train, gift shop, and cafe closed Dec. 25.

Holiday Events


Visit ABQtodo for a complete listing of holiday events.

2018/2019 Winter Break Meal Program

The at-risk after school 2018/2019 Winter Break Meal Program for children 1-18 years of age will begin on Dec. 21, 2018. Learn more.

Winter Fun

View a listing of winter and holiday events sponsored by the City of Albuquerque.

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Recycle Right

Make your holiday season even greener by properly disposing of and recycling your holiday materials.

Christmas Tree Recycling

The Solid Waste Management Department, Parks and Recreation, and PNM will recycle Christmas Trees for FREE at three separate locations in Albuquerque beginning Jan. 2, 2019. No artificial trees will be accepted. Learn more about 2019 Treecycling.

Large Items

Did you get new furniture, electronic devices, appliances, or other large items? Dispose of and recycle your old items safely by scheduling a large item pickup.

Holiday Items

The list below describes which holiday items can and cannot be recycled in your blue recycle cart. View a complete listing of what can be recycled in Albuquerque.

Do Recycle

  • Cardboard Gift Boxes
  • Paper
  • Food Boxes
  • Egg Nog Cartons
  • Beverage Cans
  • Food Cans
  • Plastic Containers
  • Plastic Jugs
  • Plastic Bottles and Caps
  • Paper Gift Bags
  • Christmas Tree Stands (No Wood Stands)

Don't Recycle