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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.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Best in Show: Albuquerque Police Department Vehicles

Overall 2nd Place: Presbyterian Stroke Program

Overall 3rd Place: Girl Scouts Arctic Wonderland by Girl Scouts of NM Trails

For a complete list of results, click here.

Location & Parking

Nob Hill

The annual Twinkle Light Parade will make a return appearance on Central Avenue in Nob Hill. The parade will run West on Central Ave. from Washington to Girard.

Nob Hill, "the original Main Street of Albuquerque," has plenty to offer locals and out-of-state visitors alike. Full of small business, boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops, you'll want to dine and shop in the Nob Hill district before and after the parade. Arrive early or plan to stay late and explore one of Albuquerque's most beloved, historic areas.  

Park & Ride

Beat the traffic and find easy parking by taking the free Park and Ride. Park on the Southwest corner of University and Lomas, then take the Park and Ride from the lot to the parade. To take the Park and Ride back to the parking lot, meet at Johnson Field on Redondo Dr. Shuttles will run  from 3-10 p.m. Due to the street closures ABQ Ride will have a detour line. For more information please visit the ABQ Ride website.


Who will take home this year's Best in Show prizes? 9 Albuquerque television and radio hosts will judge this year's parade. Meet the judges below:

  • Brittany Flowers: Co-host of 2KASA Style
  • Caleb James: Reporter with KOB4
  • David Romero: KRQE News 13 Reporter
  • Kristen Currie: KRQE News 13 Weather Forecaster
  • Meredith & Fox: Mornings on 99.5 Magic FM
  • Jeniffer Davis: Host 770 KKOB-AM
  • John Allen: Host 99.5 Magic FM
  • Chico Suave: Host 93.3 KOBFM

Be a Part of the Magic

Applications for this year's Twinkle Light Parade are no longer available. We look forward to seeing you at the Parade!

Thank you to our sponsors!