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53nd Annual ABQ RIDE Luminaria Tour

First Began In Albuquerque Over 60 Years Ago


This event has already happened.
Dec 24, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM


Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


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Join ABQ RIDE for its 53rd Annual Luminaria Tour – a Christmas Eve tradition for over six decades (it actually began as a Chamber of Commerce tour for out-of-town visitors in 1955; ABQ RIDE took it over in 1965).

This year's theme is "A Frozen Christmas: Time To Warm Your Heart! Take your picture with a real live Queen Elsa of Arendelle and a backdrop featuring Olaf the Snowman.

The tour begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center. It takes approximately 45 minutes and travels through Old Town and Country Club neighborhoods.

Tour times are scheduled at 5:30 p.m.; 5:50 p.m.; 6:10 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:05 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

Tour goers are encouraged to arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time and can park for free at the Convention Center’s eastside parking structure at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway.

Free parking will also be available for disabled and special needs individuals at the parking lot located at the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Marquette (just north of Civic Plaza).  For your safety, please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour.

Parking underneath Civic Plaza is also free.  Please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour.

For a link to a map of the Luminaria Tour route, go to and click on the Luminaria Tour link on the front page or go to


Payment is required


Rick DeReyes