City of El Paso — No Christmas Lights Display In San Jacinto Plaza This Year
El Paso has celebrated Christmas as a city for 100 years, but until today, it wasn't known if this year's celebration would take place in San Jacinto Plaza.
City officials announcement of this year's lineup for the Celebration of Lights makes it clear that El Pasoans will have to wait until another year to see Christmas lights twinkling in San Jacinto. There is no word on when the three-year-long renovations to the historic downtown El Paso park will finally be completed, but it won't be in time for a Christmas display this year.
The Evolve Federal Credit Union Celebration of Lights Program will be on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Cleveland Square Park on 510 N. Santa Fe Street. The events included will be:
4:30 p.m. 1st Armored Division Band
5:00 p.m. St. Anthony’s Seminary Franciscanos Choir
5:30 p.m. Holiday Lighting Ceremony
5:55 p.m. Celebration of Lights Parade
In a press release, City officials said that even though the City's Christmas celebration has traditionally been held at San Jacinto Plaza, "over the course of history the municipal celebration of the holidays has been held in the downtown area in various locations since 1915 marking this as the 100-year celebration.”
Hopefully the City will be able to figure out how to finally wrap up the renovations so that the Celebration of Lights can return to San Jacinto Plaza.