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Twinkle Light Parade

Step into the glow this holiday season

2019 Twinkle Light Parade - Placeholder Photo

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 5:15 p.m. | Historic Nob Hill

It's time for Albuquerque's most dazzling celebration. This free, family-friendly holiday event brings the sparkle to a mile-long stretch of Central Ave. Look both ways for glimmer, dancing elves and, of course, Jolly Ol' St. Nick.

Shop local! Central Ave. will close to traffic from 2-10 p.m. giving shoppers the freedom to shop until they drop at a variety of stores in Nob Hill. The City is teaming up with Nob Hill Main Street shops and restaurants to offer holiday specials. 

Watch the Parade

The Twinkle Light Parade will roll west on Central Ave. through Historic Nob Hill from Washington St. to Girard Blvd. Central Ave. will be closed to traffic beginning at 2 p.m. to prepare for the parade. Plan to arrive early, shop, then grab your spot to view the Twinkle Light Parade as it will dazzle thousands of spectators.

Public restrooms will be available at the following locations:

  • Central Ave. & Sierra Dr. 
  • Central Ave. & Aliso Dr.
  • Central Ave. & Hermosa Dr.
  • Central Ave. & Tulane Dr. 
  • Central Ave. & Dartmouth Dr. 

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 run from 2:30 p.m. from the lot to Johnson Field throughout he event until 10:30 p.m.

Twinkle Light Parade Bus

Event Details

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

Thank You to All of Our 2018 Participants

2018 marked the biggest and brightest Twinkle Light Parade!

2018 Results

Best in Show: The Polar Express by The Southwest Carpenters Union
2nd Place Overall: The Tumbleweed Snowman by AMAFCA
3rd Place Overall: Gingerbread House by First Impressions Rodeo Club

Congratulations to everyone who made this year so successful! View winners of each category here

2018 Twinkle Light Parade - SW Carpenters   2018 Twinkle Light Parade - AMAFCA   2018 Twinkle Light Parade - First Impressions Rodeo Club



Thank You to Our Sponsors 

Magic Holiday Logo  2019 93.3 The Q Logo  2018 Nash KRSTLogo  


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