El Paso’s Eastridge Neighborhood Lights Up for Christmas
‘Tis the season for the annual slow drive through Eastridge.
2017 marks the 53rd year residents of the east El Paso subdivision adorn their homes and yards in Christmas lights and holiday displays for the enjoyment of the entire community – a tradition that began in 1964.
In case you've ever wondered, the neighborhood light show started as a friendly competition between two neighbors on Cartway Lane, according to a 2011 article in the El Paso Times. Decades later, it's grown to point where on many a chilly December night, cars line up bumper to bumper waiting their turn to cruise the neighborhood located just off McRae.
Others choose to park in nearby Eastwood High School and soak it all in on foot. Whichever way you opt for, do put it on your Christmas must-do list.
It may not be as cool as Fred Loya's synchronized light show, or as new as the San Jacinto Plaza displays, but there's something to be said for decorations from the '70s. Old School rules!