The holiday season is in full swing, and that means a sleigh-full of events throughout El Paso.

From me-time with Santa and holiday shows to light displays and ho, ho, ho's, there's a winter wonderland of yuletide happenings this weekend guaranteed to get you in a festive Christmas mood.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre - The weather outside might not be all that frightful, but watching a Christmas movie in the historic Plaza Theatre will most certainly be delightful. Showtimes are 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. $2 per ticket each movie. More Details

Downtown Christmas Lights – The City of El Paso’s official Christmas display lights up San Jacinto Plaza beginning at sundown. FREE to see. More Details

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The 8 minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa before and after each show. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at 12001 Paseo de Oro. FREE. More Details

Eastridge Neighborhood Christmas Lights – An El Paso Christmas tradition for more than 50 years. Around 60 of the East side subdivision residents adorn their homes and yards in lights and holiday displays. You can walk the neighborhood or drive through in your car. Lights go on beginning at sundown. FREE. More Details

Lights on the Lake at Ascarate Park – The revival of the years past tradition of lighting large Christmas structures along Ascarate Lake is back for a second year. Nightly from sundown to 8 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. No entrance fee tonight.

Skate with Santa KISS-FM Night - Lace up, and hit the ice with Santa and the 93.1 KISS-FM crew inside the area’s largest and only indoor professional ice skating rink. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. $8, $6 Military. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Christmas classic based on the popular movie. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Saturday, Dec. 17

Skate with Santa - Lace up, and hit the ice with Santa inside the area’s largest and only indoor professional ice skating rink. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. $8, $6 Military. More Details

El Paso Winterfest – The Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso has transformed into a Winter Wonderland with twinkling lights, a vendor Winter Village, Kringle Kafe (snacks and hot beverages), life-size snow globe, and an outdoor ice skating rink. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. next to Plaza Theatre. More Details

San Elizario Posadas Celebration and Luminaria Lighting Festival - More than 5,000 luminarias will light up the San Elizario Historic District. Live music, Cultural Dance presentations, and a traditional Christmas Piñata ceremony will follow. 4:30 to 9 p.m. FREE. More Details

Lights on the Lake at Ascarate Park – The revival of the years past tradition of lighting large Christmas structures along Ascarate Lake is back for a second year. Nightly from sundown to 8 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. $2 per car entrance fee tonight.

Eastridge Neighborhood Christmas Lights – An El Paso Christmas tradition for more than 50 years. Around 60 of the East side subdivision residents adorn their homes and yards in lights and holiday displays. You can walk the neighborhood or drive through in your car. Lights go on beginning at sundown. FREE. More Details

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Posadas at the Plaza – Local groups perform among the lights displays at San Jacinto Plaza. Free photos with Santa. Food and arts and crafts vendors will be set up along the plaza. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE admission. More Details

Navidad de La Fe Luminarias – The annual event lights up Scenic Drive with more than 4,000 luminarias. Drivers will also get to view Santa and a live Nativity scene. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE to see, but you are encouraged to donate canned and/or dry goods or cash to benefit families served by La Fe Clinic. More Details

Downtown Christmas Lights – The City of El Paso’s all new Christmas lights and displays light up San Jacinto Plaza beginning at sundown. FREE to see. More Details

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The 8 minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa before and after each show. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at 12001 Paseo de Oro. FREE. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Christmas classic based on the popular movie. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Sunday, Dec. 18

Breakfast with Santa - The jolly big fat guy will be making a stop at Winterfest for a special breakfast buffet and skate session. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Kringle Kafe, downtown. $25/$15. More Details

Skate with Santa - Lace up, and hit the ice with Santa inside the area’s largest and only indoor professional ice skating rink. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. $8, $6 Military. More Details

El Paso Winterfest – The Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso has transformed into a Winter Wonderland with twinkling lights, a vendor Winter Village, Kringle Kafe (snacks and hot beverages), life-size snow globe, and an outdoor ice skating rink. 12 noon to 10 p.m. next to Plaza Theatre. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Christmas classic based on the popular movie. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The 8 minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa before and after each show. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at 12001 Paseo de Oro. FREE. More Details

Eastridge Neighborhood Christmas Lights – An El Paso Christmas tradition for more than 50 years. Around 60 of the East side subdivision residents adorn their homes and yards in lights and holiday displays. You can walk the neighborhood or drive through in your car. Lights go on beginning at sundown. FREE. More Details

Downtown Christmas Lights – The City of El Paso’s official Christmas display lights up San Jacinto Plaza beginning at sundown. FREE to see. More Details

Lights on the Lake at Ascarate Park – The revival of the years past tradition of lighting large Christmas structures along Ascarate Lake is back for a second year. Nightly from sundown to 8 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. $2 per car fee tonight.