Albuquerque says ‘bye’ to 2018 in style

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This week in Albuquerque, ring in the New Year with delicious food, balloons and trolleys.

Here is a list of some of the events happening this week to close out 2018.

Brew Year’s Eve Dinner

New Year, new beer!

Rio Bravo Brewing Company is celebrating the launch of their newest brew with a white and black themed New Year’s Eve party.

The evening will begin with dinner in the barrel room where a full four-course meal will be served, and a specialty beer will be paired with each course (including dessert!).

Dinner will be followed with live music, party favors and a champagne toast.

For more information, click here.


Ice Qube Skating at Civic Plaza

For the fourth year in a row, slap on your skates and head downtown for some “ice” skating in Civic Plaza.

The rink is actually made from a synthetic material, not ice which makes the rink less slick and great for beginners!

Decorations will still be up in the plaza, prime time to squeeze in the last bit of holiday cheer. 

For more information, click here.


‘Noon’ Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Midnight might be too late for the kids to celebrate the beginning of a new year, but Explora has them covered; celebrate with a countdown and balloon drop at noon!

Balloons will be dropped from the ceiling down to the fountain below during the extravaganza.

Get to Explora a little early to check out the exhibits before it closes early for the holiday.

For more information, click here.


Barrel-Aged Beer & Cheese

Everyone loves a cold one from Marble Brewery.

Thursday night provides a unique opportunity try four special-edition barrel-aged brews, that aren’t always available to the typical taproom fan.

Each beer will be expertly paired with organic, delectable cheeses and charcuterie accouterments provided by Whole Foods. 

For more information, click here.


New Year’s Resolution Dinner

Need one last hurrah before committing to those New Year’s Resolutions?

Slate Street has you covered. Say goodbye to 2018 with a scrumptious five-course meal paired with wine and a good time.

Perfect for those who want to celebrate, and then be asleep in bed before the New Year begins!

Space is limited, and reservations are required.  

For more information, click here.


New Year’s Eve Trolley Bar Crawl

Why go to one New Year’s Eve celebration when you can go to five?

ABQ Trolley Company is providing a fun, and safe way to enjoy the night.

Hop on the trolley and head to different bars in the Nob Hill area, including The Copper Lounge and Nob Hill Bar & Grill among others.

VIP access with no lines and no covers will be provided to tour-goers, and enjoy special drink and appetizer specials at each location.

Return back to The Social Club at 11 p.m. for a special VIP countdown to the New Year. 

For more information, click here.


Winter Market – Los Ranchos Growers’ Market

Enjoy the brisk winter air in Los Ranchos every Saturday.

Complimentary cookies and hot beverages will be available to enjoy while you peruse great local produce, arts and crafts, jewelry and delicious food.

Don’t miss out on live music performed by Robert Roman. 

For more information, click here.

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