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Twinkle Light Parade

Step into the glow this holiday season

It’s time for Albuquerque’s brightest celebration. This free family-friendly holiday event will roll through Historic Nob Hill featuring hundreds of floats, marching bands, cars, bikes and of course, Mr. Claus.

Parade Route 

Parade will begin at 5:15 p.m - Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Historic Nob Hill. The parade will head west on Central Ave. from Washington St. to Girard Blvd. 

Parade organizers and more than 100 participating entries, comprised of 3,500-plus individuals, promise to dazzle spectators by bringing the sparkle, the glimmer and the twinkle to a new level this year!

Parade participants will be judged in various categories ranging from walking groups to show cars and community to commercial. The judge's booth will be favorite local newscasters and radio personalities such as Byron Morton and Jessica Garate from KOATDavid Romero from KRQEand Kiki Garcia, Carlos Duran and Chico Suave from 93.3 KOB-FM

Free Park & Ride

Beginning at 3 p.m. free parking will be available at the southwest lot located on the corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd. (view map). Buses will run from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the parade. The last Park & Ride bus will leave at 10 p.m. 


Shop and Dine

While enjoying the parade be sure to shop local in Nob Hill. Get a jump on holiday shopping by stopping in the unique stores and galleries or grab a bite to eat at various restaurants in and around the area. 

Best Holiday Parade

In 2016, the Twinkle Light Parade was named #2 Best Holiday Parade in the Country by USA Today 10Best! Thank you for all for voting! 

Applications are closed for participation.


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