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Twinkle Light Parade

Step into the holiday spirit at the annual Twinkle Light Parade in Albuquerque.


The Parade

Kick-off the holiday season with Albuquerque's biggest holiday parade, The Annual Twinkle Light Parade! It is a spectacular family-friendly holiday event featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, equestrian clubs, fire trucks, car clubs, and businesses and wrapping up with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! With over 300,000 lights, the parade is sure to dazzle audiences of all ages. This is a don't-miss event.


The Twinkle Light Parade takes place on Saturday, December 6 at 5:15 p.m. in Nob Hill. The parade will start on Central at Washington, head West on Central and end at Girard. Streets close at 3 p.m. Get there early and snag your seats!

Park and Ride

Beat the traffic and find easy parking. Park on the Southwest corner of University and Lomas for free. Then take the free Park and Ride from the lot to the parade. Shuttles will run from 3-10 p.m.

Be a Part of the Magic

Applications are now closed for this year's Twinkle Light Parade.  Anyone is welcome! Families, schools, community groups, non-profits and more are all invited to participate.  For more information and to start planning for next year, click here.


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