African American Outreach Initiative Program Focusing on Health Care Professions Ceremony of Elder James L’Keith Jones becoming Bishop of the NM Churches of God In Christ Casting Auditions for Roots Revival, Albuq Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana NE; 505-407-6784
Date & Time
November 30 -
January 3

River of Lights

Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show!


ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

2601 Central Ave. NW

December 14 (Sun)


7th Annual Village Feast Commemorates Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, the community and the Immigrant & Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) join together for a day of thanksgiving to commemorate Nelson Mandela, the South African statesman, who died on Thursday, December 5, 2014 at age 95 in South Africa.

The event, scheduled from 3..00 pm to 7:00 pm, will include two parts, both open for all to attend. From 3.00 to 4.30 pm, the "Thanksgiving for the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela" will begin with a special gathering at La Mesa Presbyterian Church located at 7401 Copper Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Beginning at 3.00pm in the church sanctuary,a short service including a flag procession, proclamations from the Governor and the Mayor, performances by local choirs and messages from the city’s civic and faith leaders will be celebrated in remembrance of and reflection on Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary life and struggle against oppression.

At 4:30pm the Village Feast begins in the church social hall where celebrants may enjoy foods from different countries, meet people from those countries and fellowship. AnnualVillage Feasts were initiated by IRRVA in 2007 to provide camaraderie for refugees and other immigrants who often face loneliness and isolation, especially around holidays. As wecommemorate Nelson Mandela, we also take the opportunity for community members to share their experiences about the strengths, contributions and challenges of displaced and needy people residing in New Mexico. This part of the tribute to Nelson Mandela will also include drumming, singing, dancing and tributes by local people, refugees and immigrants.

We ask for a minimum $10.00 donation for the village feast portion of the commemoration and will appreciate all donations which we will use to support our programs.  The VillageFeast concludes at 7.00 pm.

“Nelson Mandela’s life was truly an extraordinary one which took him from being a political prisoner to being the ruler of the very country which imprisoned him".

While these events will commemorate his passing, they will also be celebrating his life, his humanity and the transforming legacy which he has left the world.

The Immigrant & Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque is an all-volunteer New Mexico Non-Profit which bridges gaps in services for refugee, immigrant and other vulnerable people, thereby empowering them as they create sustainable futures for themselves and their children,

We look forward to welcoming you! For more information contact Nkazi Sinandile  (505)  435-5741


 La Mesa Presbyterian Church

 7401 Copper Ave NE Albuquerque, NM

December 20


James B. Lewis, New Mexico State Treasurer
Retirement Party

RSVP to (505) 955-1121  or  Email:      
God's House Church

2335 Wyoming Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 

December 20


Rio Rancho NW Mesa NAACP annual Christmas Party

We welcome all members, friends and new members. POC Billy Moore 505/710-2851

Taylor Ranch/Don Newton Community Center

Albuquerque, NM

December 20


9th Annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl

The 9th Annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl will once again be played on the first day of the college football’s bowl season. The game will feature a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from the Conference USA. Visit the New Mexico Bowl page for hotel rates and coupons as well as information on things to do, holiday events and shopping during your visit.


University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM
December 25


A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts.

Federal Holiday
December 28

Celebrete KWANZAA in Santa Fe

Free to the Public – All Welcome
Food, Music, Drumming, Dancing, Stories
Activities for Children and Adults & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Kwanzaa is a week-long Afro-Centric celebration held from December 26-31st
Each day honors one of these seven principles: Unity, Self Determination,
Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity & Faith
Information: 505 652 2403 or



Genoveva Chavez Community Center

3221 W. Rodeo Road
Santa Fe, NM