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Old Town Holiday Stroll

Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season December 2, in Historic Old Town!



Old Town Holiday Stroll 2016

Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping, and more! Enjoy holiday specials at the shops throughout Old Town and free admission to the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, Explora and the Albuquerque Museum. Bring the kids to take a photo with Santa in Plaza Vieja and watch the traditional lighting of the largest tree in Albuquerque at 6:15 p.m. in Plaza Don Luis. Join us for this time-honored Albuquerque event on Dec. 2, 2016 from 5-9 p.m.

Holiday Stroll is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event.

Over 130 different trees are put together to create one giant Christmas tree, showcased in Plaza Don Luis. Be sure to be there at 6:15 when we light up this massive tree!


With over 10 locations and more than 45 performers where you can find live music all around Old Town you will be sure to get in the spirit! 

Museum Stroll

Enjoy free admission museums in the area including Explora, the Albuquerque Museum and NM Museum of Natural History & Science. As well as free admission, the museums will host entertainment, special sales and more!


Discount shopping and free cookies & cider at Ideas, the Store at Explora! 10% off all gift shop items, and 20% discount for members of Explora, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, and Albuquerque Museum.

Along with food trucks and drop-in entertainers visitors can craft and color your own LED Mini Farolito de Luz and make chromatography holiday ornaments. Plus, photo op', ride the high wire bike with reindeer or Santa props, and enter a raffle to win a year long Family Membership to Explora! 

Albuquerque Museum 

Join the Albuquerque Museum for entertainment, art activities, and free admission! Guests can also enjoy a 10% discount at the museum's gift shop.


  • Sherri and the Ex's will be performing on stage in the Ventana Salon.

Art Activities:

  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Pop up Holiday Cards
  • Victorian Holiday Banners

NM Museum of Natural History & Science

Spend some time with prehistoric friends while kicking-off the holiday season! Enjoy an evening of holiday crafts and activities, music, entertainment, and extraordinary shopping. 10% off all gift shop items for shoppers, and 20% discount for members of NM Museum of Natural History & Science, Explora and the Albuquerque Museum.  Enter a raffle to win a one-year Family Plus Membership. Kid's will have fun watching the Polar Express movie for $6 in the DynaTheater and/or taking a picture with Santa and/or Stan the T. Rex. Tour the entire Museum, including the new traveling exhibit Be the Dinosaur. Conchita’s Catering will have $5 food items  and drinks will be available in the Making History Cafe. Admission to the museum, entertainment, and crafts are free!

Park & Ride

Park & Ride will be available for Old Town Holiday Stroll! Park & Ride shuttles will run from the parking lot on 18th and Bellamah to the front of the Albuquerque Museum.


                         Boys & Girls Club        Holiday Stroll Button

This years Old Town Holiday Stroll will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central New Mexico. Buttons will be available to purchase to support the organization the night of the event and in participating stores in the upcoming weeks. The buttons will also get you special deals and discounts at participating stores in Old Town. Stay tuned for more information on specific deals, discounts and where to get your button!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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