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Twinkle Light Parade

Twinkling all the way!

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Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 5:15 p.m. | Nob Hill 

The Twinkle Light Parade is almost here! This is a free, family-friendly holiday event that illuminates a mile-long stretch on Route 66 in Nob Hill. Local businesses, community and school groups, and a variety of Albuquerque organizations come together to present an exciting event that brings a sparkle to all. 

Shop local! Central Ave. will close to traffic starting at 3 p.m. giving shoppers the freedom to get holiday shopping done at a variety of stores or eat at restaurants in Nob Hill. Plan to arrive early, shop, then grab your spot to view the Twinkle Light Parade as it will dazzle thousands of spectators. 

To participate, please fill out the application for the 2023 Twinkle Light Parade. Applications are due Wednesday, October 18 at 5 p.m.

Watch the Parade

The Twinkle Light Parade will roll west on Central Ave. through Nob Hill from Washington St. to Girard Blvd.

Free Park & Ride

Free parking will be available at the parking lot located on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd. (View Map

Buses will run from 3 p.m. from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the event until 10:30 p.m. It's an easy way to skip the traffic. 

Nob Hill Parking 

Please be aware of and obey all posted street parking signs. Do not block Nob Hill residents' driveways and access to their homes. The free provided Park & Ride is the preferred option for this event. There are a variety of paid parking lots in the area. 

Twinkling Together as a Community

Did you know that this holiday parade consists of your favorite businesses, school groups, non-profits, and neighbors? The parade averages 4,000 people in the parade with 260 vehicles. Twinkly entries include trucks and trailers, cement mixers, box trucks, buses, marching bands, ambulances, firetrucks, dance groups, athletic teams, show vehicles, and more!  

The entries that comprise the Twinkle Light Parade are hard working groups that take twinkling very seriously. Yes, it's a competition but the people who put the time and effort into creating an illuminated entry do it because they love doing it for the community. 

A jpg of a semi truck at the Twinkle Light Parade.

The Albuquerque Twinkle Light Parade is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome. 


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