Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, December 14 – December 16. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks.


Insights Science Center- The center will close its doors due to the impending demolition of the building to make room for the new Triple-A ballpark. To celebrate over three decades of service to the El Paso community, you're invited to enjoy the museum free of charge from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Free parking is available in the City Hall parking lot.

Navidad de La Fe Luminarias – The 21st annual event put on by La Fe Clinic will light up Scenic Drive with more than 4,000 luminarias. 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but you are encouraged to donate canned and/or dry goods or cash to benefit families served by La Fe. 534-7190

Note: Scenic Drive will be open only to one-way traffic during the event, accessible from Richmond/Alabama streets in Central El Paso. Cars proceed slowly westward with lights off to view the luminarias and the city lights of El Paso and Juárez. Drivers will also get to view Santa and his elves and a live Nativity scene.

Luminarias Festival/Posadas along the Mission Trail - Around 6,000 luminarias will be lit near dusk and line Socorro Road from the Ysleta Mission past the Socorro Mission, then to the San Elizario Plaza. Admission is free. More Details


‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 20th Anniversary production with a cast of 40 dancers and featuring a Christmas tree that grows to seven stories tall. 3 and 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. More Details

‘A Christmas Carol’ - The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual production of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. 747-5118

Note: If you know of an event I missed feel free to tell us about it in the “leave a comment” box below