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

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.

Along with the shopping events, there will be live music at locations throughout the city.

Parking will be free on City meters along Central from 8th Street to Carlisle Boulevard and in the Old Town parking lot from Nov. 25 to Jan. 2.


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
Los Ranchos Shop & Stroll 6780 4th Nov. 19 noon - 6 p.m.
Sip & Shop Market The Design Center @ Alameda & Jefferson Nov. 19 1 p. m. - 3 p. m
Sip & Shop Board30 Albuquerque Nov. 19 1 p. m. - 3 p. m
Holiday Pop-Up Market Flyby Provisions, 201 Coal Ave SW Nov. 20 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thanksgiving pre-order Sale Blue Door Patisserie Nov. 20 cut off for orders  
2022 Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday at HDCA High Desert Flame Works Nov. 25 & 26 11 a.m.  - 5 p.m.
New Mexico Artisan Market Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Nov. 25, 26 & 27 Doors at 10 & 11 a.m.
Nob Hill Small Business Saturday Nob Hill Main Street Nov. 26 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Small Business Saturday ABQ Collective, 1321 Eubank NE Nov. 26 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. per the website
Merry Maker Market FUSE Makerspace, 101 Broadway NE #3100 Nov. 26 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Holiday Artist Market/Final Gallery Opening/Donation Drive Remedy Coffee ABQ, 1816 Lomas NW Nov 26 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Holiday Sale at Harvest Market 1100 San Mateo SE Nov. 26 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Holiday Vendor Show God's House Church, 2335 Wyoming NE Nov. 26 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nob Hill Shop & Stroll Nob Hill Main Street Dec. 1 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
ABQ ArtWalk Downtown Albuquerque Dec. 2 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Old Town Holiday Stroll Old Town Dec. 2 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Abq Garden Center Holiday Craft & Plant Sale 10120 Lomas Blvd. Dec. 2 & 3 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
La Cueva Winter Craft Show La Cueva High School Dec. 3 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Heidi's Holiday Market 3427 Vassar NE Dec. 3 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Twinkle Light Parade Nob Hill - Central Avenue Dec. 3 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Squidley Holiday Market 514 Central SE Dec. 4 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Barelas Shop & Stroll Barelas Dec. 10 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Downtown Shop & Stroll Downtown Locations Dec. 10 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Rail Yards Holiday Market Rail Yards Market Dec. 10 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Market at the Orpheum 500 2nd SW Dec. 10 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Pop-up Market La Salita Restaurant, 1950 Juan Tabo NE Suite H Dec. 10 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Holiday Craft Fair Volcano Vista High School Dec. 10 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rail Yards Holiday Market Rail Yards Market Dec. 11 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FUSION Holiday Festival 700 - 708 1st NW Dec. 17 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
8th Annual Humble Holiday Market Block Party Humble Coffee Company, 4200 Lomas, Suite C Dec. 17 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Market Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. 608 McKnight NW Dec. 17 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Firefox @ Boxing Bear on Firestone Boxing Bear Brewing Co. Firestone Taproom and Brewery, 8240 Firestone Dec. 17 2 p.m.
Holiday Pop-Up Market Flyby Provisions, 201 Coal SW Dec. 18 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Downtown ABQ Gift Cards Downtown Locations Various  

Map of Downtown Shop and Stroll Businesses

Dec. 10 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy dining and beverage options from a wide selection of Downtown restaurants, bars, breweries, coffee shops and cafes. Plan ahead and attend a performance at any of the theater, comedy and improv spaces in Downtown. Enjoy live, local music at both music venues and business locations. Many businesses will be offering Shop & Stroll specials, discounts and samples.

Downtown Shop & Stroll Information


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