Guests at River of Lights can expect to walk through the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and experience over 550 intricately designed and constructed sculptures and light displays and millions of twinkle lights.River of Lights was started in 1997 by the New Mexico BioPark Society, the non-profit organization that supports the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach. It its inaugural year, River of Lights attracted 32,000 visitors with 30 rented light displays. Now twenty-two years later, the event has grown to be New Mexico's largest holiday light show with more than 128,000 attendees and raising $800,000 in 2017.River of Lights is the New Mexico BioPark Society's top annual fundraising event and Albuquerque's number one holiday destination.
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