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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.

Evening Entertainment

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.

Museum Visit

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

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’ GalleryAll Tribe GalleryAllen Aragon GalleryAllen Bourne ImagesAmapola GalleryAmyjanes Cool StuffArt on the WarpathAscension CrystalsBack Alley BrujasBear Paw Indian Arts Gallery, Black Stone Gallery, Blue Moon MarketplaceBlue PortalBottger Mansion of Old TownCarla Forrest Fine Art Studio & GalleryCollected Hands StudioConjure SalonCopper Topp Gallery, Covered Wagon, Dancing Crow BoutiqueDavid Behrens GalleryD.E.E.H’s Candles and MoreDiscover BalloonsDragonfly Wearable Art, Enchanted Garden, Four Corners Pottery & JewelryGenuine Southwest Arts & Gifts, Ghostwolf Gallery, Gloria ValenciaGrandfather EagleGuerrilla GraphixHappy HikerHidden Gems of the Rio GrandeHidden Gems of the Rio GrandeHistory and Ghost Tours of Old Town, John Isaac Antiques, Kyra’s Arts ImportsLa Choco Salty & SweetLaughing SpiritsLillie’s Handmade SoapLuna and Luz Modern West GoodsMàtiMix Boutique, Native Touch, Nikki Zabicki’s Handmade BoutiqueNoisy Water WineryOaxacan Zapotec HouseOld Barrel Tea CompanyOld Town Antiques, Old Town Emporium, Old Town HerbalOld Town Hobbies & GamesOld Town OliveOld Town T-Shirt CompanyPenfield Gallery, Plaza Gift, PuzzledRattlesnake MuseumRomero Street GalleryRoutes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Salsa Saint, Santisima, Santo Domingo Indian Trading PostSew MinimalSheehan WineryShaggy & SlicksShi Yazhi Sage Gallery & StudioSilver Sun, Southwestern Handcrafts & Gifts, Tanner Chaney GalleryThe Breaking Bad Store ABQThe Candy LadyThe Christmas Shop, The Frosted Lilac-Old Town ABQ, The Houseplant StoreThe Nizhoni Soap CompanyThe Old Town Hat ShopThe PH BarThe Silver ArtichokeThe Wild RoseTreasure 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.

Eat Local

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 RestaurantBlackbird Coffee HouseChurch Street CaféFat T’s BBQ, Flying Roadrunner Bakery, Gobble ThisHigh Noon Restaurant and Saloon, Little Anita’s, Monica’s El PortalOld Town Pizza ParlorRaven Blues Coffeehouse CaféSteve’s Ice Cream & JavaThe Taproom at Old Town, and, Tiny Grocer ABQ.

Event Details

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.


December 2
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Plaza Don Luis
303 Romero St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104 United States
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