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Celebrate the holidays with an enchanting boat tour through a fairyland of twinkling light displays along the Pecos River.    

Celebrate the holidays with an enchanting boat tour through a fairyland of twinkling light displays along the Pecos River.

The 40-minute tours depart from the turn-of-the-century Pecos River Park in Carlsbad and take you past panoramic views of illuminated islands, boat docks and backyards. Display themes depict Santa's workshop, the Southwest desert and more as the reflections in the river create a magical shimmering effect. Christmas on the Pecos is considered one of the top 100 “must-see events in North America.”

Ticket Information

Daily boat tours November 29th-December 31st, except Christmas Eve

5:30pm-9:45pm

Sunday - ThursdayFRiday & Saturday
ADULTS$15$20
CHILDREN$10$15

Eddy County Resident Rate $10 adult and $5 child Sunday through Thursday only. Contact the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce or Ticket Office directly for resident rate.

Tickets can be purchased here

or by contacting these offices:

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm
575-887-6516
302 South Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Christmas on the Pecos Ticket Office
November 29th-December 31st (except Christmas Eve) 5pm- 9pm
575-628-0952
711 Muscatel Ave
Carlsbad, NM 88220

All tickets are per person. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Children two and under must remain on an adult ticket holder’s lap to be free of charge. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel any scheduled departure due to weather, mechanical failure, or if a scheduled departure falls below ten passengers. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. Refunds will not be given for dissatisfaction with any event, as opinions are subjective. In accordance with the New Mexico State Boating Regulations, all passengers 12 years of age and under are required to wear a life vest while the vessel is in motion. Life vests are provided by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at the boat dock. Smoking is prohibited

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"A December to Remember" at Christmas on the Pecos

December 12, 13, 14 and 15

Ice Skating & Inflatable Sliding

Crafts, Food Vendors, Santa and more!

Engagement Packages!

Ready to pop the question? Christmas on the Pecos now offers engagement Holiday Boat Tours. Contact the Chamber of Commerce directly to discuss prices and details to book your magical Holiday proposal!

Event Location

Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave. Carlsbad, NM 88220

*Please note that GPS directions are not accurate. Please follow the directions below to arrive at the Pecos River Village Recreation Area.

Event Map

Driving Directions

62/180 from Hobbs, Lubbock, Midland
Follow 62/180 into Carlsbad. Turn right (north) onto Muscatel Ave. at the Bureau of Land Management office, follow signs about ½ mile until you see the Christmas on the Pecos signs on the left.

62/180 from El Paso, Las Cruces
Follow 62/180 into Carlsbad. Turn right (east) onto 62/180 (Greene Street). Cross the bridge, turn left (north) onto Muscatel Ave. at the Bureau of Land Management office, follow signs about ½ mile until you see the Christmas on the Pecos signs on the left.

285 from Pecos
Follow 285 into Carlsbad. Turn right (east) onto 62/180 (Greene Street). Cross the bridge, turn left (north) onto Muscatel Ave. at the Bureau of Land Management office, follow signs about ½ mile until you see the Christmas on the Pecos signs on the left.

285 from Artesia, Roswell, Albuquerque
Follow 285 into Carlsbad. Turn left (east) onto 62/180 (Greene Street). Cross the bridge, turn left (north) onto Muscatel Ave. at the Bureau of Land Management office, follow signs about ½ mile until you see the Christmas on the Pecos signs on the left.

Event FAQ

Are boats accessible?
The Noelle and the Bella Sera are the only vessels accessible for passengers with disabilities.

Are animals allowed?
No animals are allowed on any vessel except service animals.

What are the best nights to tour Christmas on the Pecos?
The lights are beautiful every night! Tickets always sell out fast for weekend nights, as well as weekdays during the final two weeks of December. We recommend visiting on a weeknight when tickets are discounted!

May I use my tickets on any boat or scheduled departure?
No, each ticket is scheduled for a specific time and vessel. We cannot guarantee rescheduling for missed departures. Ticket office staff will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate schedule requests based on seat availability. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce directly to discuss ticket scheduling concerns. Tickets are non-refundable.

Do I need to print my ticket?
No, you only need to provide your confirmation number to ticket office staff to receive a boarding pass.

When should I arrive for my scheduled departure?
Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to boarding. Crafts, drinks and food are available at the Pecos River Recreation Area so arrive early and stay late!

When should I buy my tickets?
We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Sales begin on October 14th.

If tickets are sold out online, will there be tickets available at the dock?
We cannot guarantee any walk-in ticket availability at the ticket office. It is highly recommended to contact the Chamber of Commerce directly or purchase tickets online advance.

Are group bookings available?
Yes, group reservations always sell fast so contact the Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible to reserve your preferred date.

May I redeem complimentary tickets for sold out dates?
No, complimentary tickets cannot be redeemed for sold out dates. Seats can only be reserved for complimentary tickets by contacting the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce directly to schedule your time and date. It is ticket owner responsibility to make reservations.

What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash and credit cards are accepted except American Express. There is no ATM onsite.

What kind of clothes should I wear?
Christmas on the Pecos is an evening outdoor water event and the air is chilly. Blankets are provided by Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, however passengers are advised to dress warm. Jackets, hoodies, gloves, scarves and layers of clothing are encouraged!

More questions? Contact us directly.

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce M–F, 8am- 4pm, 575-887-6516

Christmas on the Pecos Ticket Office 11/29-12/31, 5pm- 9pm), 575-628-0952

Visitor Information

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The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce web site contains lodging, shopping, dining, things to see and do, and area events.

Lodging Specials

La Quinta
Standard Rooms Single King and Double Queen @ $159.00 per room night
Suites @ $169.00 per room night.

Fairfield Logo
Standard Rooms Single King and Double Queen @ $159.00 per room night
Suites @ $169.00 per room night.

Stevens Inn
Special rate of $120 plus tax .
Must call hotel to book  and ask for Christmas on the Pecos rate
800-730-2851

Comfort Suites logo
Discounted rate of $129.00. The rate has no black out dates or date restrictions and is available anytime during the festival.

Candlewood Suites
Call hotel directly and ask for Christmas on the Pecos Special Rate.
575-941-3711

Holiday Inn Express logo
$189.00 event rate. Guests will be required to ask for the special rate upon booking and must call the hotel direct in order to receive it. This will be good from November 29th to January 01. (575) 234-1252


15% off contact hotel directly
575-725-8665

Discounted rate of $119.00
No restrictions or black outs.

Volunteers Needed!

Christmas on the Pecos is currently seeking volunteers to work various positions November 29th through December 31st. Contact the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce directly to sign up for shifts! 575-887-6516

Sponsors

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