50th Annual ABQ RIDE Luminaria Tour

Take a magical ride on Christmas Eve with ABQ RIDE's Luminaria Tour.

Luminaria Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions.

Enjoy an annual New Mexican, Christmas Eve tradition without worrying about driving, parking, and traffic.

Let ABQ RIDE take you through beautiful neighborhoods filled with luminarias and Christmas lights in Old Town, the Albuquerque Country Club and other hot spots dressed for the Holidays.

The tour, originating from the Downtown Convention Center, lasts about one hour.

Tour goers are encouraged to arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time and can park for 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.

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

Ticketing Information

If you cannot make the tour, tickets are transferable.


  • $3 for adults 18 and older
  • $1.70 for seniors ages 62 and up, persons with disabilities & children between 10 and 17
  • Free for children under 9 (only accompanied children will be let onto the bus)
  • Tickets will not be sold at the Alvarado Transportation Center.


    The tour buses as well as the Convention Center are wheelchair accessible.

    Tour Tips

    Bathrooms will be available only at the Convention Center departure location. Drinks with lids are allowed on the bus. Food or open liquid containers are prohibited.

    Feel free to take pictures during the tour.

    Tour Route

    caption:ABQ Ride tour map for the 2014 Luminaria Tour.