Twinkle Light Parade

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


2014 Twinkle Light Parade Winners!

Best in Show

1st Girl Scouts Holiday Celebration by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

Category Winners

    Animal Walking

      1st- First Impression Rodeo Club

        Car Club/Motorcycle Club

          Tie 1st- A Model Christmas by Poco Quatros Car Club

          Tie 1st- Dezert Dogz Buggy Club

          3rd- Classic Chevy Club of Albuquerque

            Commercial Entry

              1st- Presbyterian Hospital Stroke Program by Presbyterian Healthcare Services

              2nd- Truckie by Two Men and a Truck

              3rd- A Peterbilt Christmas by Rush Truck Center


                  1st- AMAFCA Snowman

                  2nd- Albuquerque Fire Department

                  3rd- Albuquerque Police Department

                    Large Group Walking

                      1st- Lonfellow Elementary Prairie Doggies

                      2nd- Albuquerque High School Mighty Bull Dog Band

                      3rd- Highland High School Hornet Band


                          1st- Santa Cruz by Damien, Tammy and Friends

                          2nd- Skycycles

                          3rd- Holiday Lights and Bikes by Duke City Cruisers


                              1st- Girl Scouts Holiday Celebration by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

                              Tie 2nd- Mickey and Minnie's Christmas Party by The Sanchez Family

                              Tie 2nd- Christmas Luau by Ha'alele Hahana

                                Show Vehicle

                                  1st- 1952 Chevy by Bill Griffith

                                  2nd- 1949 Chevy Fleetline by Jose Padilla

                                  3rd- Bed Rock Mini Truck

                                    Small Group Walking

                                      1st- BSA Pack and Troop 88 by Boy Scouts of America

                                      2nd- Mac-Tire of Sky Pipes and Drums

                                      3rd- Rio Grande High School Marching Band

                                      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!

                                      Free Park and Ride

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


                                      Judging this year's parade are nine local news anchors, radio personalities, and mascots.

                                      • Chris Ramirez- KOB 4
                                      • Brittany the Producer- 93.3 KOB-FM's Morning Mayhem
                                      • Steph Duran- Nash FM 92.3 KRST
                                      • Paul Bailey- Nash FM 92.3 KRST
                                      • Simon- Magic in the Morning on 99.5 Magic FM
                                      • Dan Mayfield- Albuquerque Business First
                                      • Nancy Laflin-KOAT-TV
                                      • Caleb James- KOB 4
                                      • Orbit- Albuquerque Isotopes

                                      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.


                                      Thank you to our sponsors:

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                                      And a special thanks to Flying Star Café for supporting this community event!

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