Holiday Arts and Craft Shows in Albuquerque

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Arts and craft shows in Albuquerque abound during the holiday season, offering shoppers a chance to pick up a one of a kind gift. Albuquerque's annual arts and craft shows begin in early November and continue through December. Craft shows are listed by show date.

Find other holiday events, such as Nutcracker performances and holiday music.

Holiday Craft Shows in Albuquerque in November

Fall into Christmas Craft Sale
November 15
12200 Lomas NE
Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Manzano marching band will have a craft fair that features arts, jewelry, crafts, and handmade goodies.

The sale takes place in the Manzano cafeteria. Admission is free. 

Shopping Extravaganza
November 18
The St. James Tearoom will feature the work of local artists and holiday music. Shop for holiday gifts while tasting pastries and teas.

UNM Crafts Fair
November 18 - 20
SUB Building, UNM Campus
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year will be the craft fair's 52nd year. Find more than 70 local vendors with handmade goods.

Los Alamos Holiday Fair
November 21
Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fair features over 100 New Mexican artists whose work is juried.

Bandelier Elementary Holiday Bazaar
November 18, 2017
3309 Pershing SE
Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be local artists, food, entertainment, face painting and more. Admission is free. The fair takes place in the cafeteria and gym.

Cibola Best Buddies Arts and Crafts Fair
November 21
1510 Ellison NW
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft fair features over 80 vendors with handcrafted items.

Admission is free.

Holly Berry Arts and Crafts Fair
November 21 & 22
431 Richmond NE
Local artists will sell their crafts and arts at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 22.

Sandia High School Band Annual Craft Fair
November 21
7801 Candelaria NE, in the commons area.


Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be over 100 booths with handcrafted items, as well as concessions. Free admission.

Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale
November 21 & 22
Three locations: Anasazi Winery, 26 Camino de los Pueblitos; by Presbyterian Church at 636 NM 165; and Placitas Elementary, 5 Calle de Carbon, Placitas
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on November 21 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 22
The annual Placitas holiday arts and crafts sale feature over 80 artists at three locations. Admission is free.

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival
November 27 - 29
Expo New Mexico, San Pedro, and Copper
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
The annual holiday show features over 200 artists, entertainment, food and holiday music. There will be a Holiday Creation Station for kids, where they can craft their own gifts. Admission is $7 adults, 3 days pass $9, children under 12 free. $5 parking fee.

Winter Spanish Market
November 27 - 28
800 the Rio Grande at Hotel Albuquerque
The annual market takes place November 27 from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., and November 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The arts and crafts focus on traditional Spanish arts such as santeros.

Holiday Craft Shows in Albuquerque in December

Holiday Fair
December 4 - 5
Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE
Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find fresh garlands, wreaths, and poinsettias made by master gardeners.

There will be over 40 crafts booths. Admission is free.

Chanukah Fest
December 5 and 6
Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the JCC; Dec. 6 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Hours are Noon to 4 p.m. There will be jumpers, games, arts and crafts, lots of live entertainment and food, while you holiday shop gifts. Eat latkes and stop by the NY deli station for kosher hot dogs. In advance (online, in person or call 348-4518) $15/JCC members; $18 public. $22 at the door. Special student pricing $10 in advance and at the door with I.D. Register at 348-4518.

Monte Vista Mercado
December 5
Monte Vista Elementary, 3211 Monte Vista NE
Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find gifts for the holidays. Call 268-3520. Admission is free.

Stapleton Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
December 5
3100 8th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday art fair features gifts for the season.

Admission is free.

Cielo Azul Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
December 12
1550 34th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho
The fair will feature arts and crafts and food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Holiday Market at the Rail Yards
December 13
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bundle up and bring the family to the Rail Yards Market for arts, crafts, growers, and food trucks. There will be music, arts and crafts and a Kid Zone. Support your local community and bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive, or a children's book, bike or coat for the giving train.