BioPark's 'River of Lights' sets new attendance record

Posted at: 01/08/2013 11:06 AM
By: KOB.com staff

A mild December helped the ABQ BioPark welcome record-breaking crowds over the most recent holiday season.

Almost 104,000 guests enjoyed the sparkle of River of Lights, far surpassing the light show's previous attendance high of 90,037 in 2010.

The BioPark continues to be the most visited destination in New Mexico with steady growth expected in coming months, the park said in a news release.

"It's exciting to see people who return year after year to see the lights. Adults love it as much as the kids do, and you can hear them comment about the new sculptures and new arrangements,"  said BioPark special events manager Maryann Torrez.

"I had several people tell me they've been to light shows all over the country, and Albuquerque's is the best by far, and for a great price, too. We are all proud to be part of what has become a great tradition for both citizens and tourists to New Mexico."