New Mexico Thanksgiving Events Map
This Thanksgiving, pop that turkey in the oven and throw on some comfortable workout gear. Thanks to the annual Turkey Trek in Albuquerque, New Mexico, locals can work off some of those extra calories before they sit down for their turkey dinner. Running events include the 5K run or walk for adults and a 1K fun run for kids. Admission rates range from $10 for kids to $20 for adults. The event takes place in historic Old Town Albuquerque.
100 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Thanksgiving Weekend Winter Indian Market
After dining with family and friends this holiday, New Mexicans can pay tribute to the spirit of the very first Thanksgiving by honoring Native American culture. The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts' (SWAIA) Winter Indian Market, held every year the weekend after Thanksgiving Day, features row after row of Native American art, handcrafted by more than 100 artists. (The larger Summer Indian Market, also run by SWAIA, features the work of more than 1,100 artists.) The fair, which dates back almost 100 years, also offers native cuisine, ranging from "Pueblo style oven bread and pies" to Navajo blue corn pancakes. Admission is free for this annual event, held at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
Volunteer: Roadrunner Food Bank Holiday Food & Fund Drive
Every Thanksgiving season, from October through December, Albuquerque residents can volunteer both money and time to help bring food to 40,000 New Mexican families in need. The Holiday Food & Fund Drive, hosted by Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, asks businesses, individuals, schools and other organizations to gather nonperishable food for donation. The food is collected within barrels, which are distributed, and picked up once full, by Roadrunner Food Bank. The food is then meted out to hungry families throughout the year.
Thanksgiving In New Mexico: Video
The Santa Fe Winter Indian Market, held annually on Thanksgiving weekend, allows guests to learn more about Native American culture, sample cuisine and listen to tribal music.
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