ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A mark of the holiday season, tickets are now on sale for the New Mexico BioPark Society’s 25th Annual River of Lights. This year’s event runs from November 26 through December 30 at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. It is closed on December 24 and 25.

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All tickets are timed and need to be reserved in advance and purchased online. When tickets are purchased, it is important to note the timeslot you select for your timed ticket only pertains to your arrival time. You can check in anytime during your timed ticket window. Tickets can be purchased at

Ticket Information

  • Monday – Thursday
    • Adult: $14
    • Child (age 3-12): $7
    • Children 2 and under are free
  • Friday – Sunday
    • Adult: $17
    • Child (age 3-12): $9
    • Children 2 and under are free

Park & Ride Information

The Park & Ride is free for the River of Lights. The service runs nightly.

  • Pick Up: ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 Tenth St. SW, Albuquerque NM, 87104
  • Drop Off: ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden – River of Lights
  • Return service to the Zoo runs until 10 p.m.