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Twinkle Light Parade & Holiday Art Festival In Downtown Albuquerque

Twinkle Light Parade & Holiday Art Festival In Downtown Albuquerque

Albuquerque Christmas parade

Get into the holiday spirit at the annual Twinkle Light Parade & Art Festival in Downtown Albuquerque.  Feel the excitement fill the air with over 100 floats, parade entries, musical group and thousands yes thousands of lights twinkling in the high desert  night!  This free event takes place December 3rd 2011 beginning at 5:15 and lasting till 8:30 pm in Downtown Albuquerque.  

Don’t forget to shop the  Holiday Art Festival with handmade Holiday crafts and gifts and enjoy the live entertainment and free kids activities!

Enjoy the parade on Central between Tingley Drive and Third Street or from Civic Plaza.  Dress warm and wear comfortable shoes cause Santa Clause is coming to Downtown Albuquerque with the Twinkle Light Parade!


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Comment balloon 24 commentsJohn McCormack, CRS • December 02 2011 12:02AM


Q: Our Christmas Parade is this Saturday too. I have my post ready to turn on.... first thing in the morning! :) Love the santa. GREAT SHOT!!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 8 years ago

Sounds like a fabulous event!  The Leesburg Christmas parade is Friday....I'm so excited!  Love the holidays!

Posted by Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi John -- looks like Saturday is going to be an exciting time in Albuquerque.   Santa, shopping, a parade --- what more could any one want?

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 8 years ago


You Q folks sure know how to have a blast.  This looks like a lot of fun. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

That's a great lookin' Santa! our parade is this Saturday, I can't wait! I saw some really nice floats being built. Gonna be chilly tho! Brrrr!

Posted by Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector (Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector) over 8 years ago

It looks like the Q is ready for the Christmas season.  Thanks for sharing another great photo with the rest of us.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 8 years ago

Oh, I wish I were going to be in Albuquerque this weekend! I love shopping there, and a Christmas light parade would be an added bonus! Hope you get to go!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Good morning John,

What a great photo of Santa in your Twinkle Light Parade & Holiday Art Festival in downtown Albuquerque! The holidays are always sooo much fun!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 8 years ago

The Q will be a happening place tomorrow night John.  A parade and trinket shopping too...sounds like family fun to me!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 8 years ago

Hi John,

This looks like a lot of fun this weekend. I wish I was there to see the parade. Have a great time there.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 8 years ago

Looks like a really great event, John. Our parade is next Saturday and we always look forward to it. But we don't have trinket shopping going on. :(

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Good Morning John, Albuquerque, a parade, and Santa too...sounds like a great place to be and have fun tomorrow!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 8 years ago

John, watching the Christmas parade with the family will be fun, and hope the winds settle down for tonight.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 8 years ago

John is sounds like a blast! I hope you have fun and be safe :)

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Posted by John Wingate, Salisbury MD Real Estate, 302.339.5185, Salisbury, MD Homes (EXIT Shore Realty) over 8 years ago

Twinkle is a just a delightful word isn't it? I love the photo of Santa - very magical. I hope you and Debbie get a chance to attend this event Q-man - it sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Have a spendid Friday.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 8 years ago

Good morning John. Just charming and enticing. Can I come visit? How did you fare in the wind. Thought about a lot.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 8 years ago

Nice shout ot to your town and letting peeps know about a fun sounding event.

Nice job on the comments too #17 and counting!!!!!

Peace my friend!

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 8 years ago

Sounds like fun!

Posted by Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done! (John L. Scott) over 8 years ago

John,  So that's where Santa is.  I've been looking for him everywhere.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 8 years ago

Hi John, This will be a wonderful event and hope you take lots of photos to share. Your photo here is so perfect. Love the sentiment you captured!

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 8 years ago

John, we have our lighted Parade this evening. It is a much loved event and people make their reservation at their much loved restaurant along the tour route years in advance. Some have standing reservations. We won't be making it this year....we are still home getting well. Hope you make it to the festivites. Sounds wonderful. Have a wonderful evening!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 8 years ago

I guess Saturday is pretty much a parade day everywhere?  Seems early to me but I am sure the merchants want to get everyone in the buying spirit as soon as possible. 

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) over 8 years ago

It's that time of year again. The parade in Downtown Pleasanton was on Saturday December 3rd as well. I think these events are good as they help put us in the mindset of giving. The charities need our help this year, from food banks to shelters, to the humane society to foster children.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hello all my friends and dedicated blogger in the Active Rain!  Thanks for each of you dropping by and sharing your comments, and Holiday cheer.  I really disappoint myself when I run out of time to respond appropriately to each of you but this string got away from me.  The Twinkle light parade was a hit, we got held in traffic trying to get to the event but were able to capture some of it.  We plan on heading to the River of Lights event soon and share some video of that experience.  See you all soon and thank you again! You're all just awesome!

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 8 years ago