Holiday 'Buy Local' Events

December is 'Buy Local Month' in Albuquerque! Get involved by attending an event that supports local businesses and entrepreneurs in Albuquerque.

A graphic with the text "December is Buy Local Month" and #BuyLocalABQ


Click on the event name for more information. The events listed below are open to the public. Some events may have an entry fee.

Event Name Location Date Time
Expo New Mexico Flea Market Expo New Mexico Every Saturday, Nov. 20 - Dec. 19 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Holiday Shopping Bazaar Orpheum Community Hub Nov. 21 & Dec. 12 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Expo New Mexico Nov. 26 - 28 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shop Cottonwood Mall Nov. 27 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Balloon Museum Market Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Nov. 28 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nob Hill Shop & Stroll Kick Off Nob Hill Dec. 2 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Old Town Holiday Stroll Old Town Dec. 3 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Art Walk Downtown Albuquerque Dec. 3 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Holiday Pop-Up Party Meltdown Studio Dec. 3-4 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
La Cueva Band Holiday Craft Show La Cueva High School Dec. 4 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Market 2021 Bow & Arrow Brewing Dec. 4 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Twinkle Light Parade Nob Hill - Central Avenue Dec. 4 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Casa Rodeña Holiday Marketplace Casa Rodeña Winery Dec. 4-5 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
El Vado Holiday Shop-N-Eat El Vado Dec. 5 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
EMS 5 Star Craft Fair Eisenhower Middle School Dec. 11 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Market at the Rail Yards Rail Yards Dec. 11-12 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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How to Get Involved If You Are A Local Business Owner

Let your customers know you are a local business by requesting a One Albuquerque #BuyLocalABQ sticker! Upon request, the City provides businesses with free window stickers to be displayed prominently for customers to easily identify local businesses. Post the sticker on your business window, on your booth, or near your register. If you don't have a #BuyLocalABQ sticker request one below!

How to Get Involved If You Don't Own A Business

Buy Local is a community initiative that extends beyond City Hall. We encourage all Albuquerque residents to make conscious decisions to #BuyLocal. This means making choices like eating at local establishments, shopping local, purchasing produce at farmers markets, and getting haircuts by a local barber or salon. For every $100 spent in locally owned businesses $68 dollars stays in the Albuquerque economy, through taxes, payroll and other expenditures as compared to only $43 when selecting to spend at larger chains based in other parts of the country or world.