First night of River of Lights kicks off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Saturday kicks off a beloved Albuquerque holiday tradition. The gates just opened at the Botanic Garden for the River of Lights.

It is just a beautiful calm night to come see more than 600 displays scattered throughout the garden. Saturday night, Mayor Tim Keller flipped the switch, turning on millions of lights.

The River of Lights started small back in 1997 as a fundraiser for the BioPark. It has now grown to have hundreds of unique displays that were all created and built at the park.