The River of Lights: An Albuquerque Christmas Tradition

Every December since 1997, the River of Lights has transformed the Rio Grande Botanic Garden into a dazzling winter wonderland. More than 150 light sculptures and displays fill the 36 acres of the garden making it an amazing walk-through light show!

All of the sculptures and displays are hand-crafted by River of Lights artists and craftsmen. Some are animated; some are in 3-D. All are delightful! New sculptures and displays are added every year. There is a lot to see: snowmen, a sea turtle, trains, planes, plants, insects, birds, animals, trucks, and much more.

Photo count: 30

Blog: Happy Holidays

Posted: December 28, 2011


The GatewayThe Snowman #1The Western DancerThe Rock-n-Roll TruckThe Wedding BellsThe Jack-in-the-BoxThe Christmas TrainFlowers and ButterflysThe Frog and the Lily PadA Dinosaur Attacks SantaThe SeascapeThe Flower GardenPretty Lights The CoyoteThe TortoiseThe African SavanahThe GiraffesThe Swinging MonkeyElephants at PlayThe SeahorseThe ParrotsThe Yellow SubmarineThe EagleBirds in FlightThe HummingbirdThe ToucansA Garden Pitcher Pouring LightA Spider and Its WebA BirdThe Snowman #2