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57th Annual ABQ RIDE Luminaria Tour

Luminaria Tour 2022 Sold Out

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ABQ RIDE is continuing the Albuquerque Christmas Eve tradition with the Annual Luminaria Tour on Saturday, December 24th, 2022. Tickets for the tour are sold out.

The tour is set for Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 and begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center. It works its holiday magic for 45 minutes as it goes through Old Town, the Country Club and Huning Castle 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.

Riders are encouraged to arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Parking is free at the Convention Center’s eastside parking structure at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway, as well as the Civic Plaza parking structure. Free parking is also available for individuals with disabilities at the parking lot located at the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Marquette (just north of Civic Plaza). 

For safety, ABQ RIDE asks tour goers to please follow the designated signage to the Luminaria Tour.

Tickets for the Luminaria Tour will be available at luminariatour.com on a first come, first serve basis, beginning Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8:00AM. Tour goers will only pay a small service fee at checkout being as bus admission is free with Zero Fares.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Luminaria Tour?

This year, the Luminaria Tour is on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022.

What time should I arrive and where can I park?

Tour goers are encouraged to arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Best place to park for free is at the Convention Center’s eastside parking structure at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway. NOTE: Most roads near Convention Center will be closed. Please access Convention Center Parking through Broadway and Marquette.

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.

Where exactly at the Convention Center does the bus pick people up?

Buses pick up passengers on 2nd Street, on the east side of the Convention Center.

Where exactly at the Convention Center will the bus drop people off?

Buses will drop people off on 3rd Street, between Tijeras and Marquette.

How long is the tour?

Tour is approximately 45 minutes long.

If children are free and I have no ticket, how do I get them on the bus with no ticket?

Supervisors will let accompanied children onto the bus.

How can I be a vendor during the tour?

Passengers will be on the bus during the tour with no access to any vendors. ABQ RIDE is not working with any vendors. ABQ RIDE does not handle any planned walking tours.

Can I print tickets bought on the website?

Yes. They can be printed out if bought on the website. There is an option on the website for emailed tickets where purchasers can put in the name of another person who will be using them. Tickets are transferable.

Is the tour accessible to individuals in wheel chairs?

Yes. All the buses are ADA compliant and available for persons with disabilities. Convention Center also has wheelchair access.

Are tickets refundable?

No.

Are there bathrooms on the buses or vans?

No. Bathrooms will be available inside the Convention Center before departure.

Can I take pictures?

Take as many pictures as you’d like!

Can I get off the bus to walk around during the tour?

No. The buses do not stop during the tour to let people off to walk around.

Can I bring food and drinks on the bus?

Drinks with a container and lid such as coffee or hot chocolate will be allowed on the bus. You can bring small bottles of water. You cannot bring food or open liquid containers on the buses. No alcohol is allowed on the buses at any time.

What if it rains or snows, will the tour be canceled?

No. Event is rain or shine.

What streets will be closed or affected by the tour?

Streets may be closed only along the tour route where buses won't be interfered with by vehicle traffic. Click for map of the tour route on ABQ RIDE's Luminaria Tour information page.

What time will the buses stop on Dec. 24 to accommodate the tour?

Many routes will stop at 3pm, with others stopping around 6pm. A detailed list of which routes will be stopping at which time is available will be posted on the front page of abqride.com titled "Complete Schedule for ABQ RIDE & Sun Van for Christmas & New Year's Holidays"