Official Postponement Statement

November 20, 2020
12:00 p.m. MST

Staying safe and healthy is at the top of everyone’s holiday wish list. To support these efforts, the New Mexico BioPark Society has decided to postpone the 2020 River of Lights, our largest fundraiser for the year. While this announcement comes with a huge loss of funding for the ABQ BioPark, we are committed to helping prevent community spread of COVID-19.

With optimism for the new year ahead, and the light sculptures you know and love already in place at the Botanic Garden, we are exploring ways to make your 2021 a little brighter in the coming months.

We would like to offer our sincerest gratitude to Bank of Albuquerque, our presenting sponsor, for their incredible commitment to River of Lights and the community at large.

Thank you to our media partners KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak, 94 ROCK, and 100.9 The Breeze for their continued support over the years.

The future looks bright if we all work together. Please mask up, stay home, and we hope to see you in 2021.

Julie Miller Rugg
Executive Director
New Mexico BioPark Society
The New Mexico BioPark Society is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization for the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by local donors. It is not part of the City of Albuquerque, but a separate legal entity.