Christmas Lights Return to Ascarate Park This Saturday
The once popular holiday lights at Ascarate Park will glow again this Christmas.
Thanks to a recent unanimous vote by commissioners to bring them back after a years long hiatus, El Paso-area families and romantic partners now have another place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas.
The county was forced to eliminate the program five years ago when the economy suffered a downturn and budgets had to be cut. But now that things have gotten better, The Lights on the Lake are back on.
Visitors can drive by or stroll under the glow of the light structures at Ascarate Park from December 12 to January 4 beginning at sundown until 10 p.m. every day. Monday through Thursday, you can enter the park and check out them out for free, but from Friday through Sunday, there will be a $2 per car fee.
Although this year’s light display won't be as grand as years past because of the limited time the county had to make it happen, County Judge Veronica Escobar told the El Paso Times she fully expects the holiday event will grow in the coming years.
The Lights on the Lake are located next to the lake in front of the pavilion.