Albuquerque's biggest Christmas party, the 13th Annual Old Town Holiday Stroll, will take place on Friday, December 3, 2010. Old Town is located just north of Central Avenue between 19th Street and Rio Grande Boulevard NW. Old Town will be aglow with the light of thousands of luminarias from dusk throughout the evening.
Enjoy the entertainment from noon to 9:00 p.m. with dancers, singers and performers. At 6:00 p.m., the Albuquerque Fire Department Color Guard will raise the flag, accompanied by the National Anthem. The giant Christmas tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:15 at Plaza Don Luis on Romero Street NW, just west of San Felipe Church.
The children's Santa Claus parade takes place after the tree lighting ceremony, and Santa Claus will be in residence during the evening to hear children's wishes.
Parking is very limited. Taking a city bus or RapidRide bus to Old Town is highly recommended. Handicap parking and access is available.
If you're from out of town, stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town bed & breakfast. We have reserved parking spaces, and you'll be able to walk to all the Holiday Stroll festivities.
I’m having fun--come on along!