Holiday events happening in Albuquerque Friday

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The holiday season is here in the Land of Enchantment.  Friday there are a few festivities in Albuquerque that families can check out.

Old Town is preparing for the annual holiday stroll which is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Christmas tree lighting starts at 6:15 p.m. There will be live entertainment and kids can even get a picture with Santa Claus.

Also happening Friday night is the Hanging of the Greens at the University of New Mexico. The event starts at 5:45 p.m. in front of the UNM Bookstore. Carolers will make their way across campus and present the university president with the official holiday wreath.

The River of Lights is also in full swing at the Albuquerque Botanic Gardens. The twinkling lights display event runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 30. Ticket information can be found here.Photos: Old Town Holiday Stroll 

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