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Christmas Holiday Information: 2019

City of Albuquerque information for the Christmas holiday.

Holiday Closures What is Open Holiday Events Recycle Right

Holiday Closures: 311, ABQ RIDE, City Offices

ABQ RIDE & Sun Van

  • Closed on Dec. 25.
  • Operating an abbreviated weekday schedule on Dec. 24 & a regular weekday schedule on Dec. 26.

Albuquerque Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Zoo

Aquarium, Botanic Garden, & Zoo closed on Dec. 25.

Animal Shelters & Adoption Centers

Closed, except for the intake desk and reclaims.

Child Development Centers

Closed on Dec. 25.

City Offices

Most City Offices are closed on Dec. 25.

Golf Courses

Closed on Dec. 25

Health & Social Service Centers

Closed on Dec. 25.


The Albuquerque Museum and the Balloon Museum are closed on Dec. 25.

Recycle Right

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

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

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Christmas Lights
  • Tree Ornaments
  • Christmas Trees (Real or Artificial)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Bows
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam Peanuts
  • Wreaths