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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.

Illustration of an acorn and candy cane with the text Shop Local, Love Local.

Albuquerque is home to over 40,000 small businesses that enrich the city and are a key part of the local economy. The holiday season is an important time for many businesses and serves as a great reminder to everyone to spend money locally and support our small business economy. Get involved as a local business owner.

Parking will be free on City meters along Central from 8th to Carlisle, the Albuquerque Museum parking lot, and in the Old Town parking lot from Nov. 24 to Dec. 25.


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
Winter of Enchantment Tickets 4140 Montano NW Nov. 24 to Dec. 31  
Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque Holiday Craft Fair 5151 Journal Center Dec. 15 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Del Norte HS Holiday Craft Show 5323 Montgomery NE Dec. 16 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wheels Museum Holiday Party 110 2nd SW Dec. 16 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Baskets of Africa Warehouse Blowout 1714 Eubank NE (Behind Kim Jew Photography) Dec. 16 10 a.m.
The Los Ranchos Holiday Art Market 6918 Rio Grande NW Dec. 16 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Humble Coffee Company Holiday Market 4200 Lomas NE Dec. 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
El Vado Jolly Holiday Market 2500 Central SW Dec. 16 Noon to 5 p.m.
Flyby Provisions Pop-up 201 Coal SW Dec. 16  
Canteen Brewhouse Merry Mingle and Holiday Jingle 2381 Aztec NE Dec. 17 Noon to 4 p.m.
Shimmy Shake Market 708 1st NW Dec. 17 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cibola HS Holiday Craft Show Cibola High School Dec. 18 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FUSION Holiday Festival 700-708 1st NW Dec. 18 Noon to 4 p.m.
Sidetrack Brewing Co. 413 2nd SW Dec. 18 1 p.m.
Deck the Halls Cookie Decorating Class 301 Romero NW Dec. 18 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sean Hudson Watercolor Workshop 201 Coal SW Dec. 28 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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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.

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!

Request a One Albuquerque Buy Local Sticker

Is Your Business Hosting A Holiday Shopping Event?

The holiday shopping season is upon us and the Small Business Office would love to help promote the events, deals, or holiday happenings your business is planning! We're looking for your Shop & Strolls, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and special promotions from your Albuquerque small business!

Fill out this form with information about your event or deal, and we'll share via the Economic Development Department's social media channels, and this webpage. Help us show our community where to #BuyLocalABQ!