Old Town Holiday Stroll 2022
December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Start your holiday shopping in Historic Old Town. This event has become the unofficial beginning of the holiday season. Stop by Plaza Don Luis for the Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Bring the family, discover new stores, and visit familiar staples of Old Town as you shop local.
Sip hot chocolate and enjoy live entertainment throughout Old Town and on the Gazebo. Local musicians and dance groups will bring holiday cheer to your strolling experience. Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining, shopping and more!
Free Parking & Shuttles
Free parking is available at the lot on the corner of 18th St. and Bellamah Ave. The lot is a short walk to and from Historic Old Town. A limited amount of shuttles will take event goers to and from the Albuquerque Museum lot near Old Town plaza from 4-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy free admission at The Albuquerque Museum as it will be open until 9 p.m. Live music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guests can also have holiday hands-on fun with an ornament activity from 5-9 p.m.
Shop local from dozens of unique shops to get all of your holiday shopping done. These shops have everything on your gift list: ABQ Photographers’ Gallery, All Tribe Gallery, Allen Aragon Gallery, Allen Bourne Images, Amapola Gallery, Amyjanes Cool Stuff, Art on the Warpath, Ascension Crystals, Back Alley Brujas, Bear Paw Indian Arts Gallery, Black Stone Gallery, Blue Moon Marketplace, Blue Portal, Bottger Mansion of Old Town, Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery, Collected Hands Studio, Conjure Salon, Copper Topp Gallery, Covered Wagon, Dancing Crow Boutique, David Behrens Gallery, D.E.E.H’s Candles and More, Discover Balloons, Dragonfly Wearable Art, Enchanted Garden, Four Corners Pottery & Jewelry, Genuine Southwest Arts & Gifts, Ghostwolf Gallery, Gloria Valencia, Grandfather Eagle, Guerrilla Graphix, Happy Hiker, Hidden Gems of the Rio Grande, Hidden Gems of the Rio Grande, History and Ghost Tours of Old Town, John Isaac Antiques, Kyra’s Arts Imports, La Choco Salty & Sweet, Laughing Spirits, Lillie’s Handmade Soap, Luna and Luz Modern West Goods, Màti, Mix Boutique, Native Touch, Nikki Zabicki’s Handmade Boutique, Noisy Water Winery, Oaxacan Zapotec House, Old Barrel Tea Company, Old Town Antiques, Old Town Emporium, Old Town Herbal, Old Town Hobbies & Games, Old Town Olive, Old Town T-Shirt Company, Penfield Gallery, Plaza Gift, Puzzled, Rattlesnake Museum, Romero Street Gallery, Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Salsa Saint, Santisima, Santo Domingo Indian Trading Post, Sew Minimal, Sheehan Winery, Shaggy & Slicks, Shi Yazhi Sage Gallery & Studio, Silver Sun, Southwestern Handcrafts & Gifts, Tanner Chaney Gallery, The Breaking Bad Store ABQ, The Candy Lady, The Christmas Shop, The Frosted Lilac-Old Town ABQ, The Houseplant Store, The Nizhoni Soap Company, The Old Town Hat Shop, The PH Bar, The Silver Artichoke, The Wild Rose, Treasure House Books, Turquoise Mountain Trading Company, Warpath Traders Inc., Whimsy Tea & Gifts, Wild West T’s & Gifts, Wolf Martinez Gallery, and Yucca Art Gallery.
Enjoy luminarias in the Blue Portal where shopping patrons will receive cider and biscochitos.
Grab food or make a reservation at a variety of eateries around Historic Old Town and ask about holiday specials. Dine at restaurants like Antiquity Restaurant, Blackbird Coffee House, Church Street Café, Fat T’s BBQ, Flying Roadrunner Bakery, Gobble This, High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, Little Anita’s, Monica’s El Portal, Old Town Pizza Parlor, Raven Blues Coffeehouse Café, Steve’s Ice Cream & Java, The Taproom at Old Town, and, Tiny Grocer ABQ.
Old Town Holiday Stroll is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. Streets throughout Old Town will be closed to traffic starting at 3 p.m. Please plan accordingly and arrive early. Be aware of and obey all posted street parking signs. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome.