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Old Town Holiday Stroll

Celebrate the tradition with your family and do your holiday shopping with local businesses.

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Old Town Holiday Stroll | Friday, December 3 | 5-9 p.m. 

Start your holiday shopping in Historic Old Town. This event has become the unofficial beginning of the holiday season. Stop by Plaza Don Luis for the Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Bring the family, discover new stores, and visit familiar staples of Old Town as you shop local. 

Evening Entertainment

Sip hot chocolate and enjoy live entertainment throughout Old Town and on the Gazebo. Local musicians and dance groups will bring holiday cheer to your strolling experience. Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping and more! 

Free Parking & Shuttles

Free parking is available at the lot on the corner of 18th St. and Bellamah Ave. The lot is a short walk to and from Historic Old Town. A limited amount of shuttles will take event goers to and from the Albuquerque Museum lot near Old Town plaza from 4-9:30 p.m. 

Museum Visit

Enjoy free admission at The Albuquerque Museum as it will be open until 9 p.m. Simple Truth Jazz Band will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guests can also have holiday hands-on fun with an ornament activity from 5-9 p.m. 

Shop Local

Shop local from dozens of unique shops to get all of your holiday shopping done. These shops have everything on your gift list: ABQ Photographers' Gallery, All Tribe GalleryAllen Aragon Gallery, Allen Bourne Images, Amapola GalleryAmyjanes Cool Stuff, Art on the Warpath, Ascension Crystals, Back Alley Brujas, Bear Paw Indian Arts Gallery, Black Stone Gallery, Blue Moon Marketplace, Blue Portal, Bottger Mansion of Old Town, Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery, Collected Hands Studio, Conjure SalonCopper Topp Gallery, Covered Wagon, Dancing Crow Boutique, David Behrens Gallery, D.E.E.H's Candles and More, Discover Balloons, Dragonfly Wearable Art, Enchanted GardenFour Corners Pottery & Jewelry, Genuine Southwest Arts & Gifts, Ghostwolf Gallery, Gloria Valencia, Grandfather EagleGuerrilla Graphix, Happy Hiker, Hidden Gems of the Rio GrandeHidden Gems of the Rio Grande, History and Ghost Tours of Old Town, John Isaac Antiques, Kyra's Arts Imports, La Choco Salty & Sweet, Laughing SpiritsLillie's Handmade Soap, Luna and Luz Modern West GoodsMàti, Mix Boutique, Native Touch, Nikki Zabicki's Handmade Boutique, Noisy Water Winery, Oaxacan Zapotec HouseOld Barrel Tea Company, Old Town AntiquesOld Town Emporium, Old Town Herbal, Old Town Hobbies & GamesOld Town Olive, Old Town T-Shirt CompanyPenfield Gallery, Plaza Gift, Puzzled, Rattlesnake Museum, Romero Street GalleryRoutes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Santisima, Santo Domingo Indian Trading PostSew Minimal, Sheehan Winery, Shaggy & Slicks, Shi Yazhi Sage Gallery & StudioSilver Sun, Southwestern Handcrafts & Gifts, Tanner Chaney GalleryThe Breaking Bad Store ABQ, The Candy LadyThe Christmas Shop, The Frosted Lilac-Old Town ABQ, The Houseplant Store, The Nizhoni Soap CompanyThe Old Town Hat Shop, The PH BarThe Silver Artichoke, The Wild RoseTreasure House Books, Turquoise Mountain Trading Company, Warpath Traders Inc.Whimsy Tea & Gifts, Wild West T's & Gifts, Wolf Martinez Gallery, and Yucca Art Gallery

Enjoy luminarias in the Blue Portal where shopping patrons will receive cider and biscochitos. 

Eat Local

Grab food or make a reservation at a variety of eateries around Historic Old Town and ask about holiday specials. Dine at restaurants like Antiquity RestaurantBlackbird Coffee HouseChurch Street CaféFat T's BBQFlying Roadrunner BakeryGobble ThisHigh Noon Restaurant and SaloonLittle Anita'sMonica's El PortalOld Town Pizza ParlorRaven Blues Coffeehouse CaféSteve's Ice Cream & JavaThe Taproom at Old Town, and, Tiny Grocer ABQ

Event Details

Old Town Holiday Stroll is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. Streets throughout Old Town will be closed to traffic starting at 3 p.m. Please plan accordingly and arrive early. Be aware of and obey all posted street parking signs. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome. 


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