24th Annual

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Holiday Festival

NOVEMBER 29, 30, DECEMBER 1 | @ EXPO FAIRGROUNDS | ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Don’t miss the top-ranking Holiday art festival in the Southwest region! 

ART

JURIED FINE ART & FINE CRAFT

Kick-off holiday shopping while supporting artists! Shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry or a striking piece of fine art. It’s no surprise that this festival is consistently one of the top to-do’s when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions!

ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

Enjoy festive music all day long in both halls! Local carolers, musicians, bands, & pianists gather to spread holiday cheer. Take a break from your shopping to grab some food and listen to the tunes on one of the two plazas. Kiddos can also get in the spirit with entertainment & holiday themed activities just for them! 

FOOD & DRINK

CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Shop gifts that everyone will love – FOOD! Grab some salsa, local honey, natural dips, hearty soup mixes, oils & more. Come for the gifts, stay for the samples! Make your way down Culinary Row with an empty stomach and you won’t be disappointed.  

FESTIVAL DETAILS

PLAN YOUR VISIT & GET TICKETS

Dates:

November 29, 30, December 1st
Thanksgiving Weekend! Friday – Sunday

Times:

Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Admission:

  • $10 Day Pass 
  • $9 Senior 65+ & Military Day Pass (available at the door with ID)
  • $15 Festival Pass – admission to all show days of the Holiday Show.

Children 12 & under are FREE!

Getting Here:

This festival takes place at EXPO New Mexico  in the Lujan Exhibit Complex! Enter from Gate 3 at Copper & San Pedro, and parking attendants will direct you to the show.

Parking & Accessibility: 

There is a fee for parking at Expo New Mexico. Parking lot shuttles run throughout the grounds all weekend long. This event is fully handicapped accessible.

Pet Policy:

Service animals only.

ARTISTS & FOOD VENDORS

From visual arts & performing arts to kids crafts, there are festivities around every corner to get you in the spirit of the season.  

See who’s participating in our 2023 event: view gallery.

View official festival program!

ENTERTAINMENT & MORE

Local musicians light up both halls of the event all day long! View performance schedule here.

Festive facepainting available for kids on Saturday & Sunday 10:30-2:30!

Browse Holiday Show Artist Gallery

ENTER NAME & EMAIL

GET $1 OFF COUPON

Discount available at the door with coupon. For online ticket purchases, use coupon code DOLLAROFF