Twinkle Light Parade

Nob Hill

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 5:15 p.m. | Nob Hill 

The time has finally come, the Twinkle Light Parade is here! This is a free, family-friendly holiday event that illuminates a mile-long stretch on Route 66 in Nob Hill. Local businesses, community and school groups, and a variety of Albuquerque organizations come together to present an exciting event that brings a sparkle to all. 

Shop local! Central Ave. will close to traffic starting at 3 p.m. giving shoppers the freedom to get holiday shopping done at a variety of stores or eat at restaurants in Nob Hill. Plan to arrive early, shop, then grab your spot to view the Twinkle Light Parade as it will dazzle thousands of spectators. 

Watch the Parade

The Twinkle Light Parade will roll west on Central Ave. through Nob Hill from Washington St. to Girard Blvd. The parade will be judged by Byron Morton and Sasha Lenninger from KOAT Action 7 News, Jackie and Tony from 100.3 The Peak, and Jessica Garate from KRQE from the stage near Morningside Dr. on Central Ave. The entries will be categorically scored on Creativity, Holiday Spirit, Twinkliness, and Wow Factor. 

This year the Carpenter's Union will be giving Santa a ride through the parade route. Jolly Ol' St. Nick will be leading Santa's Cruise straight from the North Pole. The Cruise consists of local car clubs to make sure Father Christmas always rides in style. 

Free Park & Ride

Free parking will be available at the parking lot located on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd.

Buses will run from 3 p.m. from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the event until 10:30 p.m. It's an easy way to skip the traffic. 

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