Christmas on the Pecos

Holiday Boat Tours


About Your Tour


The dark river, usually illuminated by only the stars and moon, reflects what has become one of New Mexico’s grandest holiday light shows Christmas on the Pecos. The 27th season runs November 23, 2018-December 31, 2018 (excluding December 24).

Ticket prices are as follows: Sunday-Thursday adults 13 and over are $15 per person Children ages 3-12 are $10 per person. Friday-Saturday adults are $20.00 per person children are $15.00 per person children under 3 are free (lap child can not occupy a seat). All tickets once purchased are non-refundable

Bundled up against the winter chill, you stare in fascination as your boat glides through a fairyland of twinkling lights created by more than 100 Pecos River homeowners and corporate sponsors who spend hours creatively decorating backyards and boat docks with millions of lights.

Christmas on the Pecos tours are 40 minutes long. Boats set sail several times each night between 5:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Tours depart from the Pecos River Village a quaint, turn-of-the-century park located at 711 Muscatel.

Tours sell out quickly, especially on Thanksgiving weekend, Fridays and Saturdays, and Christmas Day. Tours are not offered on Christmas Eve.

Tickets may be purchased at the Christmas on the Pecos ticket office November 23rd - December 31st 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on days of departure, or at www.christmasonthepecos.com on-line. Space is limited and advanced purchases are strongly suggested. Be sure to wear warm clothing layers are best as it is cooler on the river. Blankets are provided by Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC and are available prior to boarding.

Christmas on the Pecos River has been awarded one of the top 100 "must see" events in North America by the American Bus Association every year since 1996.

2018 Boat Fleet


Seating Capacity: 40
(wheelchair accessible)

“Bella Sera”

Seating Capacity: 45
(wheelchair accessible)

“Bella Notte”

Seating Capacity: 15


Tour Departure Location