It’s the most wonderful time of year, and there’s no better place to celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones than Albuquerque, NM! With a wide variety of exciting things to do and seasonal events to enjoy, you’ll find plenty of ways to make magical winter memories that will last a lifetime. One of the Christmas events in Albuquerque that we most highly recommend for our visitors is the Old Town Holiday Stroll! This beloved tradition draws countless people every year to celebrate this joyous time together. Discover why this is one of the best events of the year and mark your calendar for the Old Town Holiday Stroll in Albuquerque today!
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everything you need to know about the Old Town Holiday Stroll
Time and Place
On the first Friday each December, the annual Old Town Holiday Stroll will officially begin! The festivities will take place in Historic Old Town Albuquerque and is completely free of charge! It is planned to commence rain or shine, so get ready for an evening of holiday fun.
What to Expect
The Old Town Holiday Stroll is one of the most highly anticipated holiday events of the year. The streets and sidewalks of Old Town Albuquerque are lined with thousands of luminarias while the local shops offer fantastic deals and holiday specials. Visitors and locals alike flock to this event to wander through the streets, get started on their Christmas shopping, dine, and simply admire the beautiful decorations. The main feature of this event, however, is the lighting of the Christmas tree! This massive tree is actually made of over 130 different Christmas trees put together. The lighting of this colossal Christmas tree will happen at 6:15 p.m, so be sure you don’t miss it!
more holiday events in Albuquerque
The Old Town Holiday Stroll is just the beginning of all the incredible Christmas events in Albuquerque! Here are just a few more that you won’t want to leave off your itineraries.
Luminaria Tour- This local favorite takes place every year on Christmas Eve. Hop on a bus and enjoy a relaxing ride through Albuquerque to view countless luminarias decorating the city.
River of Lights- As New Mexico’s largest holiday production, this annual event features colorful, twinkling Christmas lights, animated sculptures, and over 500 displays.
the ultimate holiday getaway awaits at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town
Say, “adios” to the typical Albuquerque hotels and say “hola” to the Bottger Mansion of Old Town! Not only do we house our guests in one of the area’s most historic buildings, but we provide modern luxuries that create truly unforgettable experiences. Browse our specials and packages to find out how you can enjoy more from your vacation for less or book your stay with us today!
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