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55th Annual Luminaria Tour-"Calling All Angels"

Riders Asked to Give the Gift of New Socks Before Boarding the Tour

When

Dec 24, 2019
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Where

Albuquerque Convention Center, West Side Building
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-4575

Description

Every year, ABQ RIDE promotes its annual Luminaria Tour with a special theme. This year, for its 55th annual tour, ABQ RIDE is focusing on giving the gift of warmth to people who need it the most. Since Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, this year it is “Calling All Angels” to bring a pair of new socks for the homeless before riding the Tour at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The socks will go to the city’s Westside Emergency Housing Center, located at 7440 Jim McDowell NW (near Double Eagle Airport). It is a year-round shelter that offers a safe environment to men, women and families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. The Housing Center sees steady demand for its shelter services, receiving an average of about 300 people each night, even during summer hours. And socks are one of the items most in-demand for clients.

This year, as always, the tour begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center. It works its holiday magic for 45 minutes as it goes through Old Town, the Country Club and Huning Castle neighborhoods. Tour times are scheduled at 5:30 p.m.; 5:50 p.m.; 6:10 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:05 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

To best enjoy the tour, riders are encouraged to arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. They can take selfies in front of the Angel-themed backdrop at the Convention Center before boarding their buses.

Parking is free at the Convention Center’s eastside parking structure at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway. Free parking will also be available for disabled and special needs individuals at the parking lot located at the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Marquette (just north of Civic Plaza). 

For your safety, please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour. Please do not enter the Convention Center from the 3rd St. side.

Parking underneath Civic Plaza is also free.  Please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour.

For a map of the Luminaria Tour route, go to abqride.com and click on the 2019 Luminaria Tour link on the front page or go to www.luminariatour.com.

Price

Event is sold out

Contact

Rick De Reyes, Public Information Officer
505-724-3100