Celebrate the season with special holiday tours from the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory!
These events sell out well in advance so don't wait until the last minute. Read more below.
ABQ TROLLEY CO: Pinon Express
November 24-26. December 3, 9, 10, 17
All aboooooard! Join ABQ Trolley Co. and the New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society for a magical evening on The Piñon Express. Board the Trolley at Hotel Albuquerque and sit back and enjoy an audio reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic book, The Polar Express, as we transport you from Old Town Albuquerque to the North Pole Depot. Guests will disembark the Trolley at the home of a massive 120' long steam locomotive! Children will visit and take photos with Santa Claus on the AT&SF’s steam locomotive Number 2926. They will also enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus and learn about the giant locomotive from Santa’s engineers as they ready it for Christmas Eve. Hot cocoa and cookies from Rude Boy Cookies round out this holiday experience.
ABQ TROLLEY CO: Santa Claus Pub Crawl
Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town. Join ABQ Trolley Co., the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory, and Brewers Crew Magazine as we take over downtown ABQ on Saturday, December 16th, for the second annual Santa Claus Pub Crawl. Suit up for a Santa-themed* "hop-on, hop-off" brew cruise featuring some of the best beers in Burque. At just $20 ($25 day of), your ticket gets you unlimited Trolley transportation during your 3.5-hour "flight" and a discount at each brewery. The Trolley will make stops at 8 participating breweries approximately every 30-45 minutes.
The Breweries: Duel Brewing ABQ, Red Door Brewing Company, Sidetrack Brewing Co., Back Alley Draft House, Boese Brothers Brewery, Marble Brewery, Rio Bravo Brewing Company, LLC and Tractor Brewing - Wells Park!
The Santa Claus Pub Crawl begins downtown at the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory at 219 Central Ave NW (Central between 2nd & 3rd St).
ABQ TROLLEY CO: Trolley of Lights
Tis the Season for Christmas trees, luminarias, nutcrackers, egg nog and holiday lights! ABQ Trolley Co. presents: Trolley of Lights - a holiday lights tour! Join ABQ Trolley Co. December 18th-23rd as we head out to see Albuquerque's holiday lights aglow. The Trolley of Lights departs from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.
Tours last approximately 75 minutes. December evenings in Albuquerque are quite brisk; please dress for 30 degree weather as we will be riding in an open sleigh, er Trolley (blankets, long underwear, mittens, knit caps, wool socks, etc will be necessary).
DUKE CITY PEDALER: Ugly Sweater Ride
‘Tis the season to be tacky! Don we now our thrift store finest, as we pedal our party through the streets of ABQ. If your holiday sweater is obnoxious or (fingers crossed!) lights up, then this is your excuse to rock it. Raise a glass to the homemade, the second hand and the no-way-you-used-to-wear-that knitted wonders. Our Ugly Sweater party is the next best thing to eggnog, so saddle up for a festive ride. Plus, we got you a gift: discounts at each bar we visit. Happy ho-ho-holidays from the party people at the DCP.
LUMINARIA TOUR WITH MOTHER ROAD BIKE TAXI
Behold the brilliance of ABQ’s most beautiful holiday light displays on this exclusive, one-night-a-year tour. Snuggle up in a sleigh of sorts, pedaled by a Mother Road Bike Taxi driver, and enjoy 75 minutes of glimmering lights and luminarias in Old Town and the Country Club. Leave the traffic snarls behind, and savor the spirit of the season this Christmas Eve.
ABQ TROLLEY X: Luminaria Tour
Behold the brilliance of Albuquerque's most beautiful holiday light displays on this exclusive, one-night-a-year event. Leave the driving to us and enjoy the glimmering lights and luminarias in the historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque Country Club neighborhood and more. Join us on ABQ Trolley X, an 11-passenger, climate controlled, luxury Mercedes Sprinter van, as we venture out on this most special of nights. You will also be treated to hot cocoa and biscochitos (the official state cookie of New Mexico) from Rude Boy Cookies.