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Best Weekend Bets

By December 14, 2012

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'Tis the season. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Holiday Strings Concert
The La Catrina Quartet will play in Old Town's San Felipe de Neri Church in a free concert. Seating is limited, so arrive early tonight, December 14. The concert is free.

Mariachi Christmas
Swirling dresses, stomping feet and mariachi music combine into one unforgettable show. If you've never seen this, make it a must-do this year. It's tonight, December 14, at 8 p.m. in Popejoy Hall.

Rio Rancho features this annual event where you can enjoy a parade filled with holiday lights and special floats. After the parade, tour the luminarias. A holiday lighting ceremony at city hall at 5 p.m. Refreshments, arts and crafts and pictures with Santa at city hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a train for kids to ride on, holiday music and movies. Enjoy the magic on Saturday, December 15.

New Mexico Bowl
The game features the Mountain West Conference winner playing against the Western Athletic Conference team. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Lobo ticket office at (505) 925-5999. There are festivities in Old Town today, and all day Saturday, December 15 prior to the game.

A Holiday Joy
The New Mexico Philharmonic features favorite holiday music at Popejoy Hall on Saturday, December 15.

Winter Indian Art Market
Buy holiday gifts made in New Mexico, directly from the artists themselves. Celebrate the rich culture of the Pueblo peoples, right here in New Mexico. The market takes place at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center this weekend, December 15 and 16.

Albuquerque Civic Chorus
The Albuquerque Civic Chorus has over 70 singers. Hear holiday favorites at this annual concert. There are two concerts Saturday, December 15 at two locations. And on December 18, you can hear them perform at a free concert.

Christmas Handbells Concert: Peace & Joy at Christmas
The Enchantment Handbell Ensemble plays holiday classics at Keller Hall. I saw them at the Holiday Stroll, and they were fantastic! See them Sunday, December 16 at Keller Hall.

Handel's Messiah
Hear the New Mexico Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Roger Melone, at Popejoy Hall, on Sunday, December 16.

Don't miss out on Nutcracker ballets and other holiday events.
Bugg Lights and River of Lights are ongoing.

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