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Published: 11/26/2007
Julia Brown, Old Town Merchants Association 505-440-8274 or

Old Town to display luminarias more evenings in December

Albuquerque—Get in the holiday spirit in Old Town, which will be aglow with luminarias, festive decorations and open for evening shopping on Friday and Saturday nights December 7th through December 22nd, and on Sunday, December 23rd, in addition to its traditional spectacular luminaria display on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th.

Find those uniquely New Mexican gifts in Old Town, from original works of art and Native American pottery, to handcrafted jewelry, food, décor, home accessories and gift certificates for our great restaurants.

Enjoy lunch or dinner in Old Town, from fine dining to relaxed cantina fare. Free parking is available in Old Town and in the City parking lot at Central and San Felipe Street.

Railrunner Express will also be running a "holiday" train on Saturdays beginning November 24th through December 22nd. Purchase of a Railrunner ticket includes a discount of 10% at participating shops and businesses in Old Town.

Old Town Albuquerque dates from the original settlement of the Villa de Alburquerque in 1706 and has been noted as the most authentic historic plaza in New MexicoOld Town is located east of Rio Grande Boulevard just north of Central and Lomas.

From I-40, take the Rio Grande Blvd. exit (157), go south on Rio Grande Blvd. to Mountain Road and bear left onto Romero Street into Old Town.

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