The presents have been unwrapped and it's hours before the big dinner. What's a mother to do? Here's a list of ideas to help keep you and yours busy on Christmas day. Some are sedentary and others require you get out and move around, which may not be a bad idea. Whatever you decide, there's no place like Albuquerque for the holidays.
Go BowlingBoth bowling alleys offer other games, such as air hockey and games of chance. Isleta has lazer tag as well.
Isleta Fun Connection
11000 Broadway SE
Hours: 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Santa Ana Starlight Lanes
Jemez Canyon Dam Road - Santa Ana Pueblo
Hours: 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Take a short drive to the Sandia Crest and go skiing or snowboarding, enjoying the great outdoors. Sandia Ski Area is open and all runs are in operation. There are ski rentals if you don't have your own, and snowboarding runs have great appeal for the tweens and teens. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hit the CasinosThe casinos are open on Christmas day, offering everything from bingo to slots.
Isleta Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque
Route 66 Casino
14500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque
Sandia Casino and Resort
30 Rainbow Blvd NE, Albuquerque
Santa Ana Star Casino
Jemez Canyon Dam Road, Santa Ana, NM
San Felipe Casino Hollywood
25 Hagon Road, Algodones, NM