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Old Town Holiday Stroll

The annual lighting of the tree in Plaza Don Luis.

Old Town Holiday Stroll 2017

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 5-9 p.m. | Historic Old Town

Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Live music is programmed on the Gazebo and throughout Old Town patios. 

Lighting of the Tree | 6 p.m. | Plaza Don Luis

Sip hot chocolate and enjoy live entertainment in the plaza in anticipation for the annual lighting of Albuquerque's largest Christmas Tree. Plaza Don Luis is located on Romero Street. 

The holds a special meaning for the Aceves family. 2017 marked the tree lighting ceremony's silver anniversary, and the first since the passing of Henry Aceves, longtime Old Town business owner and the one who, along with his wife Karen, began the tree lighting community tradition.


Free parking is available at the lot 18th St. and Bellemah Ave. Free shuttles, provided by Sunport Airport Parking, will take event-goers to several locations including Explora, The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum near Old Town Plaza. 

Streets throughout Old Town will close to traffic starting at 3 p.m. to prepare for our big celebration. Please plan accordingly and arrive early. 

Parking lot and street parking is available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws.


In addition to the fun in Old Town, Explora, The NM Museum of Natural History and Science and The Albuquerque Museum will be open, joining in the festivities with activities and entertainment for the evening. Enjoy free admission!

Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season in Historic Old Town

Old Town Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. 


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