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 14 things to do guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit this weekend, Dec. 8-10.


El Paso Wind Symphony Presents 'A Holiday Concert' - Get in the Christmas/Hanukkah spirit with the El Paso Winds. The symphony begins their 2017-2018 season with a traditional all ages holiday concert. Friday, 7:30 p.m. in the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. More Details

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 vendor Winter Village, Kringle Kafe (snacks and hot beverages), life-size snow globe, and an outdoor ice skating rink. Friday-Sunday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. next to Plaza Theatre. More Details

Lights on the Lake Lighting Ceremony -The Christmas lights return to Ascarate Park. The opening lighting ceremony includes Jolly Ole St. Nick and a lakeside showing of A Christmas Story. Saturday, 6 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. FREE. 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

Upper Valley Christmas Market - Start crossing family and friends off your Christmas list at El Paso’s newest Artist & Farmers Market. Over 100 vendors will be selling their holiday wares. Christmas music, food trucks and Santa. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. More Details


Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The 8 minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa before and after each show. 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 beginning at sundown. Friday-Sunday. FREE to see. More Details

Eastridge Neighborhood Christmas Lights – An El Paso Christmas tradition for more than 50 years. Dozens of the East side subdivision residents adorn their homes and yards in lights and holiday displays. Friday-Sunday. Lights go on beginning at sundown. FREE. More Details


'Home Alone' at the International Museum of Art – FREE to see. Saturday, 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave. More Details

Holiday Movies at the Plaza - The weather outside might not be all that frightful, but watching It's a Wonderful Life in the historic Plaza Theatre will most certainly be delightful. Sunday, 6 p.m. FREE admission. More Details


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

Winterfest - The Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso has transformed into a Winter Wonderland with glimmering lights and an outdoor ice skating rink. Friday-Sunday. More Details

The Fountains at Farah Ice Pond - The event lawn of one of the city's more popular shopping destinations has morphed into an ice skating rink for the winter. Friday-Sunday. More Details

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