There’s nothing like being home for the holidays. The tree trimming, cookie baking, holiday movie marathons, and carol singing remind us that Santa is soon to make his début. And I’m seriously considering bribing the Abominable Snowman for a few snow flurries. To keep you feeling jolly, check out what holiday cheer Albuquerque is bringing this weekend.
Appreciate your Christmas past, present and future by taking a trip through Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol Friday through Sunday, December 10 through 12, at The Filling Station. We’re all familiar with Ebenezer Scrooge’s Christmas miracle but now it’s time to see Christmas through the ghostly eyes of Jacob Marley. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and a Sunday show at 2 p.m. Tickets: adults, $20; seniors, students and military, $12.
This holiday season is not only about the reds and greens. Why not throw in a splash of The Color Purple Friday through Sunday, December 10 through 12, at Popejoy Hall? Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this soul-stirring musical is sure to capture your heart. Tickets start at $35.
Add a touch of adventure to your Christmas holiday alongside Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy at The Nutcracker Saturday through Thursday, December 11 through 24, at KiMo Theater (423 Central Ave NW). Watch as the Nutcracker does a few flying jetés to defeat the Mouse King and his band of evil rodents. Tickets start at $15.
A full belly of latkes and the stowing of the menorah may have some Albuquerqueans wishing they had more than eight days to celebrate. If so, continue to keep your holiday glowing by exploring your interest in astronomy at the Planetarium. Attend this Sunday’s live show at 11 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Tickets: adults, $7; seniors, $6; children, $4.
Keep your pinkies up and elbows off the table at the Holiday Harps and Christmas Teacup Exchange at St. James Tearoom this Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sip some warm tea and enjoy a full three course afternoon tea all while enjoying the Christmas music styling of the Harps of Enchantment. Bring an unwrapped, English teacup and take part in the teacup exchange. Cost per person, $42.
Keep your holiday spirit upbeat at Popejoy Hall’s performance of a Mariachi Christmas on Thursday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Twirling dancers are sure to bring a colorful Mexican Christmas straight to our Land of Enchantment. Tickets start at $22.
What are some of the holiday traditions you’ll be celebrating this weekend?