Lights, luminarias, and ice skating. Here are 10 Christmassy things you and the kids can do this weekend in El Paso.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

El Paso Winterfest Teen Night – Live DJs spin the hits while you ice skate with your squad.  5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Arts Festival Plaza downtown next to Plaza Theatre. More Details

Luminarias by the Lake - Thousand of luminarias will line the walking paths and lake at Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Gardens. Stroll the gardens and wetlands to the sounds of holiday music. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $4 adults, $1 children. 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

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. 10

Santa at the Zoo – Santa is helping the El Paso Zoo celebrate Christmas. Activities, musical entertainment, and photos with Santa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Free with Zoo admission. 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

‘Holidays on Ice’ Ice Skating – Slide ‘n glide in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skate times: 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. More Details

Lights on the Lake Lighting Ceremony -The Christmas lights return to Ascarate Park. The opening lighting ceremony includes free train rides, a lakeside showing of the movie Elf, and Santa. 6 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. 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

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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

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

Luminarias by the Lake - Thousand of luminarias will line the walking paths and lake at Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Gardens. Stroll the gardens and wetlands to the sounds of holiday music. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $4 adults, $1 children. 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. 11

Santa at the Zoo – Santa is helping the El Paso Zoo celebrate Christmas. Activities, musical entertainment, and photos with Santa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Free with Zoo admission. 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 on Saturday and Sunday.