ABQ Ride Presents:

2012 Luminaria Tour

A New Mexico Family Tradition

December 24, 2012 5:20 pm - 8:00 pm
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Time: 5:20pm     Day: Monday     Ages: All Ages    
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Adults - $3.00

Honored Citizen (62 years or older + disabled) - $1.70

Children (ages 10-17) - $1.70

Children 9 and under - free

Sorry, NO refunds or Exchanges.

Driving Directions

From I-25 travel west on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., drive past Broadway and take the first left into the EAST Parking Structure. Parking is FREE in this facility to those attending the 2012 Luminaria Tour. 

*Parking for disabled and special needs individuals available at the parking lot located at northwest corner of 3rd Street and Marquette. 

Luminaria Tour

Take a magical ride with on ABQ Ride's Luminaria Tour.

Luminaria Tour

Enjoy an annual New Mexican tradition without worrying about parking, driving through snow, annoying traffic delays or wasting gas. Let ABQ Ride take you through a twinkling wonderland in Old Town, a festively-adorned Albuquerque Country Club and other hot spots decked out for the holiday like the Los Altos neighborhood.

2012 Tour Schedule

  • Six tours originating from the Downtown Convention Center will be held Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at 5:20 p.m.; 5:45 p.m.; 6:10 p.m.; 6:50 p.m.; 7:15 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.
  • Starting at midnight on Friday morning, Nov. 23, tickets will go on sale. 

Bring the entire family to enjoy this ever-growing family tradition. Come and join the fun!


Luminaria Information

A humble craft transforms Albuquerque and the Southwest each Christmas Eve.

old town

What are Luminarias?

Luminarias are brown paper bags containing votive candles for light and sand for weight. Every Christmas Eve, thousands of them line the streets of Albuquerque with their low, ethereal light.

Luminarias have been a New Mexican tradition for generations.

Making Luminarias

You'll need:

  • Paper lunch bags
  • Votive candles
  • Sand
  • Utility lighter or fireplace match

To make:

  • Fold down the edges of the paper bag
  • Add enough sand to hold the bag down
  • Add a votive candle
  • Use a fireplace match or utility lighter to light it