ALBUQUERQUE - Tickets for ABQ RIDE's Annual Luminaria Tour - a Christmas Eve tradition for over six decades - will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 via the website www.luminariatour.com.
Tickets can also be purchased starting at 10 a.m., Nov. 24 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 Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"ABQ RIDE will be doing the tour for the 53rd year, but it's been a Christmas tradition in Albuquerque since 1955," said Bruce Rizzieri, Director of ABQ RIDE. "Last year, tickets sold out in a little less than four hours, so we urge you to buy them as soon as possible."
The tour begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center. It takes approximately 45 minutes and travels through Old Town and Country Club neighborhoods.
Cost for the tour is only $3.50 per adult; children 10-18, seniors age 62 and up and persons with disabilities pay only $2.20. Children nine and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. The cost includes a service charge. Tickets will not be sold at the Alvarado Transportation Center.
Tour times are scheduled at 5:30 p.m.; 5:50 p.m.; 6:10 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:05 p.m. and 7:25 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. Please follow the signage to the Luminaria Tour.