Old Town Tree Lighting

Celebrate the tradition and countdown with your family from the comfort of your home.

Purple Old Town Tree

Save the Date!

Tree Lighting for the Old Town Holiday Stroll | Friday, December 3 | 6 p.m. 

Tree Tradition

Plaza Don Luis in Historic Old Town has hosted this Albuquerque tradition for over 25 years. Although the community won't be able to gather for the countdown of the lighting of the largest tree in the city, it doesn't mean families can't enjoy the experience with their loved ones. Watch from the comfort of home as this year's tree lighting will be premiered on Friday, December 4 at 6 p.m. 

The tradition holds a special meaning for the Aceves Family. 2018 marked the tree lighting ceremony's silver anniversary and the second since the passing of Henry Aceves, longtime Old Town business owner and the one who, along with his wife Karen, began the tree lighting community tradition. The family gathers dozens of trees from their land in Northern New Mexico then assembles the largest tree in Albuquerque for all to enjoy. 

Shop Local

Stroll through the virtual plazas of Historic Old Town. Shop local from dozens of unique shops from their individual online stores to get all of your holiday shopping done. These shops are offering online shopping: ABQ Photographers' Gallery, Allen Aragon Gallery, Amyjanes Cool Stuff, Blue Moon Marketplace, Blue Portal, Bottger Masion of Old Town, Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery, Chimney Butte Gallery, Collected Hands Studio, Copper Topp Gallery, Dancing Crow Boutique, David Behrens Gallery, D.E.E.H's Candles and More, Discover Balloons, Dragonfly Wearable Art, Four Corners Pottery & Jewelry, Genuine Southwest Arts & Gifts, Ghostwolf Gallery, Guerrilla Graphix, Hidden Gems of the Rio Grande, Lillie's Handmade Soap, Màti, Mix Boutique, New Mexico Bead and Fetish, Nikki Zabicki's Handmade Boutique, Ocho Gift Shop, Old Barrel Tea Company, Old Town Antiques, Old Town Basket & Rug Shop, Old Town Emporium, Old Town Herbal, Old Town Hobbies & GamesOld Town Olive, Penfield Gallery, Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Sew Minimal, Silver Sun, Tanner Chaney Gallery, That's Cute LLC, The Breaking Bad Store ABQ, The Candy Lady, The Christmas Shop, The Old Town Hat Shop, The Silver Artichoke, Treasure House Books, and Whimsy Tea & Gifts

Eat Local

Grab food from a variety of eateries around Historic Old Town, ask about holiday specials and curbside pick-up. These restaurants are offering carry-out and delivery services. Order online or by phone from Antiquity, Backstreet Grill, Blackbird Coffee House, Church Street Café, Gobble This Old Town Café, Happy Camper Café, High Noon Restaurant & Saloon, Old Town Pizza Parlor, and Raven Blues Café

Free Parking 

When you shop local and come to Historic Old Town to pick-up your order, parking will be free at the City lot on the corner of Rio Grande Blvd.

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