tequilatreeLIQUOR SALES ON CHRISTMAS IN NEW MEXICO

Question – How are liquor sales handled in restaurants on Christmas Day?

Answer – Restaurant licensees with a valid foodservice permit may sell, serve or allow consumption of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine OR distilled spirits) by the drink on Christmas Day from 12 Noon – 10 PM. There is no provision for an extension of these hours even if Christmas falls on a Saturday.  In addition, there is no requirement that a meal be served with the drink, just that the establishment has a valid foodservice permit. There is no provision to allow package sales or sales in an establishment without a foodservice permit (i.e. bars). If Sunday is the day after Christmas, sales are to be handled like any other Sunday in your establishment.

Do the state laws in allow for liquor sales on election day in New Mexico? 

Yes. Effective July 1, 1999, the New Mexico Legislature removed the law which previously prohibited the sale and service of alcoholic beverages during voting hours on election days. We now have liquor sales on election day in New Mexico. A licensed liquor establishment may sell, serve or allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages during voting hours on election days?