2019 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta


The city of Albuquerque eagerly awaits the morning skies dotted with colorful balloons! The International Balloon Fiesta is certainly a loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, and we are so excited to share in this experience with our guests. Here are a few tips for planning your Balloon Fiesta visit to The St. James Tearoom:

  • Make your reservations early. Balloon Fiesta week is filling quickly, and weekend availability is already almost full. However, there is still space during the week, and we’ve opened a few additional seatings on Tuesday and Wednesday evening to help offer space for our guests hoping to join us!
  • Review available menu options in advance. In order to serve you best we require at least 48 hours’ notice to accommodate specialty menu options such as vegetarian, gluten free, and nut free.
  • Customize your teatime experience. Help make your visit even more memorable by customizing what your name card says in your seating area, adding a featured drink or Apéritifs onto your reservation in advance, or letting us know if you are celebrating something or someone special!

Parking available for personal and chase vehicles; traveling by balloon to your teatime is not recommended, as we cannot accommodate balloon landings.