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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 back yards. 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.”

Christmas on the Pecos is put on by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. If you are coming in town to experience the boat tour, be sure to plan a few extra days to explore the rest of Carlsbad as well! Visit to see all different activities and restaurants available here!

Weekend Events

Nov 25-26 - Shopping Weekend (Local Vendors)
Dec 2-3 - Foodie Weekend (Food Trucks)
Dec 9-10 - Winter Wine Festival
Dec 16-17 - Music Weekend (16th Community Talent & 17th Jay Allen)
Dec 23 & 25 - Movies
Dec 30-31 - Gaming Weekend/Fireworks (Gaming  Trailer & Inflatables)