4,000 luminarias will be lit aglow at nightfall along El Paso’s Scenic Drive during the 21st Annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias and Canned Food Drive.

Each Christmas season, more than 100 Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. (La Fe) staff members and community volunteers work together throughout the day to stage this beloved holiday tradition. La Fe CEO Salvador Balcorta said, “This is our organization’s gift to El Paso. Luminarias are traditional, shining beacons of hope for peace and social justice. They are a symbol of La Fe’s 45-year commitment to the families of the US-Mexico Border.”

The event is free and open to the public. The public is asked to bring canned foods or cash donations to help feed El Paso families in need. Checks can be made out to “Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe” or to “La Fe.”

21st Annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias

Event Is Free

Gates Open From 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Traffic will enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue and head westbound. Vehicles will exit Scenic Drive at Rim Road. Vehicles should dim their lights and proceed slowly and cautiously along the event route. For safety reasons, participants are asked to remain inside their vehicles at all times.

[Scenic Drive will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight. The street will reopen completely at midnight.]