The Christmas season is right around the corner, and part of the fun of living in El Paso is getting to take part in the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in San Jacinto Plaza. The downtown plaza is currently being dressed in it's holiday finest with crews stringing lights and putting up the Christmas tree that all El Pasoans can share.

El Paso's community Christmas tree will glow when the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Celebration of Lights kicks off December 3rd.

El Paso Federal Employees Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the celebration that starts at 5:50 p.m.

A parade and fireworks show is planned and, of course, you'll be able to get a glimpse of the man of the season, Santa!

The City of El Paso has been lighting a Christmas tree at San Jacinto Plaza since 1936.

The tree is an Afghan Pine that lives in the park year round and is decorated with 10,800 light bulbs and over 500 ornaments.

Check out this video for an amazing walking tour of San Jacinto and all it's Christmas delights hosted by Manny, an El Pasoan who is really proud of his Placita and it's Christmas display. He is a great tour guide!