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Twinkle Light Parade

Twinkling all the way!

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Save the Date | Saturday, December 7, 2024 | 5:15 p.m. | Nob Hill  

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. 

2023 TLP Solo Star Graphic2023 Parade Results 

Best in Show

Twinkle in Paradise by Ha’alele Hahana

2nd Place Overall

Santa’s Child by Albuquerque Basketball Officials Association and Operation

3rd Place Overall

Spooky Little Christmas by The Martinez Family

Best First Year Entry

Twinkle in Paradise by Ha’alele Hahana

Most Improved

A Leading Light in New Mexico by Albuquerque Journal

Staff Favorite

Barbie’s Holiday Dreamhouse and Ken’s Mojo Dojo Casa Gingerbread House by Los Burros

Motorcycle/Car Club

1st- Christmas in the Desert by Desert Dogz

2nd- Why Can’t We Be Friends by Drifters Car Club

3rd- Navidad en mi Barrio by Duke City Classics Car and Truck Club


1st - 5 Ton of Holiday Fun by 1-Call Mechanical

2nd- Santa’s Disco Skate by Skate-O-Mania

3rd- Toy Story Adventure by Xternal New Mexico


1st- Dream Flight Holiday Vacation by Albuquerque International Sunport            

2nd- Life is Sweet with YFS by City of Albuquerque Department of Youth and Family Services

3rd- Frosty the Snowman by Albuquerque Fire Rescue


1st- Twinkle in Paradise by Ha’alele Hahana

2nd- Santa’s Child by Albuquerque Basketball Officials Association and Operation

3rd- Mundo de Carmelo, Wishing You a Sweet Holiday by The Light of the World

Community Performance

1st- Folklorico Festival of Lights by Ballet Folklorico Del Norte

2nd- Snow Wars by Dewback Ridge and Bantha Canyon of the 501st and Rebel Legion

3rd- Alvarado All-Stars by Alvarado Elementary

Show Vehicle

1st- Spooky Little Christmas by The Martinez Family

2nd- Silver Bells 1948 Chevy Fleet Master by Jose Padilla

3rd- Hot Rod Christmas by Route 66 Car Club        

Large Walking Group

1st- Una Navidad Mistica by Kit Carson Elementary  

2nd- Jaguar Pride Marching Band by Atrisco Heritage Academy High School

3rd- Bringing the Holiday Spirit by UNM Spirit Marching Band

Small Walking Group

1st- Rio Grande Raven Regiment by Rio Grande High School Band            

2nd- The Elements are Coming to Town by Career Enrichment Center and Early College Academy


Thank you to the New Mexico Carpenters Union for bringing Santa's Sleigh to the Twinkle Light Parade!



2023 TLP String Lights Graphic




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The Twinkle Light Parade is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Fire pits are not allowed. 


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