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New Year's Eve Before Dark

Bring the family to Albuquerque Museum for special New Year's Eve activities, including art making and a screening of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.


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Dec 31, 2019
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


On New Year's Eve, you don't have to stay up late to celebrate. Countdown to the new year early in the day with family and friends at Albuquerque Museum. Grab a hot drink and a house-made treat at our café, Slate at the Museum.

11 a.m. | Watch a screening of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Jim Henson’s sweet holiday film Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas is a retelling of the O Henry story, Gift of the Magi. A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas. Directed by Jim Henson with performances by Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, and Dave Goelz.

10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Create festive accessories
Collars, bow ties, and crowns that you can wear to celebrate the new year—create your own festive accessories using a variety of mixed media.

$10 Gift cards on sale
Purchase a gift card while you are at the Museum to come back and see The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited any time before it closes on April 19, 2020. On sale for $10, the gift card includes general admission and the special exhibition surcharge.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited will be open. Exhibition surcharge applies.

Support for this program is provided by the City of Albuquerque and the Jane Henson Foundation.

New Year's Eve Before Dark activities will be held held around Albuquerque. View more locations and activities.

Details subject to change.




Jessica Coyle