First night of River of Lights at the BioPark – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-11-27 19:25:10 –

Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – Saturday begins the beloved Albuquerque holiday tradition. The gate has just opened in the Botanical Garden of the River of Light.

It’s a beautiful and peaceful night to see more than 600 displays scattered around the garden. Mayor Tim Keller turned on and turned on millions of lights on Saturday night.

The River of Lights started on a small scale in 1997 as a BioPark fundraiser. Now it has hundreds of unique displays created and built in the park.

Unique treats are available when people take a walk in the garden. The executive chef has devised several unique pieces, such as chocolate chip waffle sandwiches and giant pretzels.

Over 200 miles of glitter lights are scattered throughout the garden, and the crew uses over 100,000 cable ties each year. The family KRQE spoke on Saturday has made this an annual tradition and is grateful that it has returned completely since the pandemic began.

“I’m really happy to be here. We brought our mother-in-law and showed her something special about New Mexico,” said Sandra Soltero.

Tickets must be purchased online. With a timed ticket, only 1,600 people can enter in an hour.

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