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53nd Annual ABQ RIDE Luminaria Tour

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

2017 Tour Tickets

Tickets for ABQ RIDE’s Annual Luminaria Tour – a Christmas Eve tradition for over six decades –go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 via the website (also accessible by going to the main page at

Tickets can also be purchased beginning at 10 a.m., Nov. 24 at the Hold My Ticket box office at 112 Second Street SW in Albuquerque in the Sunshine Building.  The box office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost for the tour is only $3.50 per adult; children 10-18, seniors age 62 and up and persons with disabilities pay only $2.20.  Children nine and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  The cost includes a service charge.  Tickets will not be sold at the Alvarado Transportation Center.

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.

If you cannot make the tour, tickets are transferable.

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 45 minutes.

Event Parking

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 east-side parking structure at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway NW.

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 also is free. Please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour.


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

Tour Tips

  • Bathrooms are 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the frequently asked questions about the annual ABQ RIDE Luminaria Tour.

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