Learn all about the process of turning wool into warm and comfortable things like sweaters, blankets and quilts during the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden's (2601 Central NW) Winter Wool Festival. Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., watch local artisans spin wool, learn about natural dyes extracted from plants and see the many Navajo churro sheep that call Heritage Farm home. Admission to the festival is included with BioPark admission. For more, call the BioPark at 848-7180 or visit cabq.gov/biopark.
We don't usually get fantastic winter snowfalls that look like an L.L.Bean catalog, but we do have the River of Lights. Beginning this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., get the family to the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden (2601 Central NW). Thousands of holiday lights are on display in the shape of penguins, lions, dinosaurs, polar bears, birds, fish and other specimens from our natural world. Don't worry, parents; these animals don't bite. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The River of Lights runs daily through Dec. 30, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information and a schedule of special Park and Ride nights, visit cabq.gov/biopark.