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.
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Holiday Craft Shows in Albuquerque in November
Updated for 2013. Shows entered as information made available.
November 1 - 2
1701 Tulip SE, Rio Rancho
Hours are noon to 6 p.m. November 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 2
There will be arts and crafts, a bake sale, snack bar and free coffee. Find it at Our Lady Queen of Angels church.
Ye Olde Crafts Fair
5211 Lomas NE
The Assistance League of Albuquerque will have its annual holiday fair, with beverages and tapas served while shoppers browse. Silent auction items will also be available. The $15 tickets and proceeds go to help clothe Albuquerque schoolchildren.
St. Francis Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair
There will be holiday shopping, a bake sale and a silent auction. Admission is free. The bazaar takes place at St. Francis Church, 2903 Cabezon Blvd. SE in Rio Rancho (corner of Golf Course Rd. and 19th/Cabezon Blvd), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For 2013: November 9
Weems International Artfest
November 15 - 17
Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At Weems Artfest, you'll find artists, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and a children's art mart.
Fall into Christmas Craft Sale
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. More information, contact Valerie Hand at (505) 410-4712.
Holly Berry Arts and Crafts Fair
November 16 & 17
431 Richmond NE
Local artists will sell their crafts and arts at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church. Call 262-2484.
Bosque Farms Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
November 16 & 17 1390 West Bosque Loop, Bosque Farms
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts and crafts at Bosque Farms Elementary School. Call (505) 869-5133 for more information.
The St. James Tearoom will feature the work of local artists and holiday music. Ship for holiday gifts while tasting pastries and teas.
UNM Crafts Fair
November 20 - 22
SUB Building, UNM Campus
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year will be the craft fair's 50th year. Find more than 70 local vendors with handmade goods.
Festival of the Cranes Art Show
November 21 - 24
New Mexico Tech west gym, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro
Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. November 21 for a sneak peek; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 22 and 23, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 24
You'll find ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, paintings, sculpture and more at the show.
Los Alamos Holiday Fair
Crossroads Bible Church, 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
3309 Pershing SE
Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 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
1510 Ellison NW
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft fair features over 80 vendors with hand crafted items. Admission is free. (505) 331-6469.
Sandia High School Band Annual Craft Fair
7801 Candelaria NE, in commons area.
Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be over 100 booths with handcrafted items, as well as concessions. Call (505) 294-1511 for information. Free admission.
3rd Annual SIPI Holiday Bazaar and Fashion Show
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9169 Coors Blvd. NW, in SIPI gymnasium
Local Native American artists and SIPI students will be selling their arts & crafts (jewelry, clothing, etc) just in time for the holiday season. Be there early to get first pick. SIPI studentclubs will also be selling delicious food items. Fashion show featuring Native American designers Penny Singer & Genevieve Hardy will begin at 1 p.m. To reserve space and for info call Antoinette Jim 505-922-6523.
Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale
November 23 & 24
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 23 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 24
The annual Placitas holiday arts and crafts sale features over 80 artists at three locations. Admission is free.
800 Rio Grande NW
Hours are 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. for brunch; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for shopping.
The Junior League of Albuquerque hosts a holiday shopping fair at Hotel Albuquerque. Have brunch, photos with Santa, and shop. $10 per person, children under 2 are free. For brunch and shopping, tickets are $35 per person.
Embassy Suites Hotel, Lomas and I-25
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/Family of 4; $6/Adult; $5/Seniors & Students; $4/Children 3-11; Free/Children 2 & under. At the door: $20/Family of 4; $8/Adult ; $6/Students & Seniors; $5/Children 3-11; Free/Children 2 & under.
Winter Spanish Market
November 29 - 30
800 Rio Grande at Hotel Albuquerque
The annual market takes place November 29 from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., and November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The arts and crafts focus on traditional Spanish arts such as santeros.
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival
November 29 and 30 and December 1
Expo New Mexico, San Pedro and Copper
Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. November 29 and 30; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. December 1.
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 day pass $9, children under 12 free. $5 parking fee.
Rescue the Holidays Craft Show
November 29 - December 1
The annual craft show held at Cottonwood Mall will benefit the Four Corners Equine Rescue. The free show runs on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for the show on the upper floor near Macy's.
Corrales Holiday Art Fest
November 29 – December 1
Rec Center on Corrales Road in Corrales (look for the big tent).
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Find a variety of local artists showing their work, from jewelry to paintings to ceramics, and more. Find affordable gifts for Christmas that are one of a kind. Admission is free and parking is free as well.
Red Bear Holiday Bazaar
Walatowa Youth Center, Jemez Pueblo
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday shopping just expanded with the chance to get gifts at the Jemez Pueblo at this special event. Find Native American and contemporary holiday arts and crafts. There will also be cake walks, traditional dances, door prizes and 50/50. Concessions by Red Bear committee will keep you fed. For more information, contact Glendon Toya at Gtoya.firstname.lastname@example.org.