‘Tis (almost) the season for the annual Christmas pilgrimage to the most festive house in all of El Paso.

Fred Loya's synchronized music and light show will make its 2016 debut on Friday, December 2, with additional shows on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4. The free shows will continue every Friday through Sunday night in December with the final shows taking place on Sunday, Dec. 25. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m.

This holiday season, the night sky will be lit up even brighter, if you can imagine that. Mr. Loya's lighting team has installed new and different lighting effects, hundreds of thousands of lights, and several spotlights.

Every year the Loya's amp it up a little more and Christmas 2016 is no exception. Expect the lights to be choreographed more intricately to the music than in previous years, and look for the debut of new roof fixtures.

Barbara Lopez, Mr. Loya’s Executive Administrative Assistant, told me via email they are animated lights faces "that sing along to certain parts of the music during the show."

As in previous years, families are welcome to take photos and selfies with Santa Claus and his elves, and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will again be provided after every show.

Fred Loya 2016 Christmas Light Show Dates & Times

• Friday, December 2 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Saturday, December 3 -6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Sunday, December 4 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.

• Friday, December 9 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Saturday, December 10 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Sunday, December 11 - 6, 7, 8 p.m

• Friday, December 16 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Saturday, December 17 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Sunday, December 18 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.

• Friday, December 23 - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) - 6, 7, 8 p.m.
• Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day) - 6, 7, 8 p.m.

How to Get There

Mr. Loya’s house is located at 12001 Paseo de Oro, one block north of Montwood, off Bob Mitchell.

Where to Park

Please make every effort to park at Montwood High School, and not in the surrounding neighborhoods, or church parking lot. And keep it classy, El Paso. Be respectful of other people’s property so we can continue to have this for many Christmases to come.