A River of Lights visit requires a reserved timed ticket purchased online only. Book your holiday visit at the link below!
Please Note: Tickets are valid only for the date and time specified on the ticket. Early entry is not available. Last entry is at 9 p.m. River of Lights is a fundraiser and refunds for missed entries will not be available.
All active members were invited to purchase River of Lights tickets two days before the general public (11/5-11/7).
Early access is now closed.
To receive membership news, early access to tickets, discounts and more, keep an eye on your inbox for membership e-blasts from your friends at the New Mexico BioPark Society!
General Public Tickets:
Tickets are now on sale for the general public.
Please remember, all tickets are timed and must be reserved online and in advance by choosing a date and time slot.
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are $10. Advanced rentals are not available at this time.
Outdoors: Protective masks are optional for fully vaccinated River of Lights guests. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times during your visit.
Indoors: Multi-layered masks are required for all River of Lights guests while indoors, including but not limited to Santa’s Workshop, Park and Ride buses, Shark Reef Café, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, and restrooms.
COVID-safe practices are subject to change based on New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) requirements and the ABQ BioPark.
River of Lights Features
Santa Claus is back and inviting you into his workshop!
Purchase your tickets to spend quality time with the man in red!
Your Workshop Experience includes:
S’mores and Hot Chocolate, customized by you with festive toppings.
An ornament created by your little ones to take home and treasure as a lasting memory of your evening.
A Selfie with Santa as you tell him your holiday wish list!
Entry into River of Lights!
Adults (13+): $25
Children (3-12): $20
Toddlers (2 and under): $12