ALBUQUERQUE - Tickets for the Luminaria Tour – a New Mexico Christmas Eve tradition – will go on sale at midnight Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 via the website (which will also accessible by going to  They can also be purchased starting Friday, Nov. 29 at the Hold My Ticket box office at 112 Second Street SW in Albuquerque in the Sunshine Building.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The tour, which begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center, takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour and travels through Old Town, the Country Club and Los Altos Neighborhoods.

“ABQ RIDE is delighted to be part of this New Mexican holiday tradition for over four decades,” said Bruce Rizzieri, Director of ABQ RIDE.  “And if you’ve never been on the Luminaria Tour, we encourage you to make this Christmas Eve tradition a new holiday tradition in your own family.”

Cost for the tour is only $3 per adult; children 10-18, seniors age 62 and up and persons with disabilities pay only $1.70.  Children nine and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  Price includes a service charge.  Tickets will not be sold at the Alvarado Transportation Center.

Tour times are scheduled at 5:20 p.m.; 5:50 p.m.; 6:15 p.m.; 6:55 p.m.; 7:20 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Tour goers are encouraged to arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time and can park for free at the Convention Center’s eastside parking structure at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway.

Free parking will also be available for disabled and special needs individuals at the parking lot located at the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Marquette (just north of Civic Plaza).  For your safety, please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour.

Parking underneath Civic Plaza is also free.  However, due to the Convention Center renovation project, the underground tunnels to the Convention Center may be closed and there will be no access to 3rd Street and adjacent sidewalks between Marquette and