November15th Annual Holiday Show

Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Show Overview:

Bring your friends and family to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend, to kick-off that holiday shopping and ease into the season! Every November, this renowned festival comes to life at Expo New Mexico to shake things up during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Here, shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry, a cool photograph or a striking piece of fine art. The Rio Grande Holiday Show marks a great opportunity for artists and festival goers to experience one of Albuquerque’s best-loved events while enjoying live holiday music, festive food sampling, and much more. It’s no surprise that this festival takes the turkey when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions!

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DATES

November 28, 29, 30, 2014

HOURS

Friday: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sundays: 10AM–5PM

LOCATION

The Festival will be held indoors in the Lujan Exhibit Complex at Expo NM Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From I-40, exit south on Louisiana Blvd. – turn west on Lomas Blvd. – turn south on San Pedro Blvd. Turn in at Gate 3 or 4 to enter the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds.

PARKING

Parking at EXPO New Mexico is $5, or free if you are a Grande Pass holder. There is a complimentary shuttle van running from parking lots to the show daily from 10-4.

ONE-DAY PASS $7

(Kids under 12 are FREE)

FESTIVAL PASS $9

(Admission for all 3 days)

GRANDE PASS PATRONS

FREE Unlimited Admission to October, November & March Shows with Grande Pass, includes parking (Grande Passes only available for purchase at October show)

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of 200 of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of 40 artists new to the show!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in both halls. There are professional pianists, carolers, mariachis, magicians, and more at the show!

Santa Claus himself will be available for visits and photo opportunities in Hall A (Sat & Sun 11:30-2), and a face-painting elf (Fri-Sun) will be joining him!

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, food sampling the Kids’ Creation Station™ and More!

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