The holiday season is in full swing, and that means a sleigh-full of events throughout El Paso. From light displays to me-time with Santa, here are  things to do guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit this weekend, Dec. 7-9, 2018.

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN

Luminarias by the Lake - Thousand of luminarias will line the walking paths along the waterway at Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Gardens. Stroll the gardens and wetlands to the sounds of holiday music. Friday & Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More Details

El Paso Winterfest – The Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso has transformed into a Winter Wonderland with twinkling lights, a life-size snow globe, and an outdoor ice skating rink. Friday-Sunday. More Details

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

Christmas Festival & Market - Vendors, entertainment, and holiday cheer. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More Details

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The 8 minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. Friday-Sunday. 3 shows nightly. FREE. More Details

Downtown Christmas Lights – The City of El Paso’s official Christmas display lights up San Jacinto Plaza  and the surrounding area beginning at sundown. Friday-Sunday. FREE to see. More Details

The Lights at Eastridge – An El Paso neighborhood tradition for more than 50 years. Friday-Sunday. Lights go on beginning at sundown. FREE to see. More Details

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FREE CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Holiday Movies at the Plaza - The weather outside might not be all that frightful, but watching Miracle on 34th Street in the historic Plaza Theatre will most certainly be delightful. Sunday, 3:30 p.m. FREE admission. More Details

ICE SKATING

Holidays on Ice – Slide 'n glide in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Friday-Sunday in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. More Details

YULETIDE MUSIC

‘Christmas Wonderland’ Holiday Spectacular - Broadway in El Paso presents a nostalgic journey of holiday favorites from Santa and his merry helpers featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole. Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. More Details

Handel’s Messiah - El Paso Choral Society’s Chorale and Orchestra hosts one of the world’s most beloved musical works. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. More Details