The City of El Paso has set the date for the downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremony and parade.

This year’s annual festivities will take place on Nov. 23, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Downtown El Paso and the area in and around San Jacinto Plaza will again play host to the full day of holiday entertainment that will culminate with the spectacular nighttime parade featuring numerous floats, vehicles, and walking groups all tricked out in colorful lights.

November 23 is also the date Winterfest will get underway.

From the 23rd to Sunday, January 5, 2020, downtown will become a Winter Wonderland of glimmering lights and family-friendly activities that will once again include an outdoor ice-skating rink in the Arts Festival Plaza, and free classic holiday movies at the Plaza.

Schedule of Events· Saturday, November 23 · 2019 Celebration of Lights

12:00 p.m.
Ice Rink Officially Opens

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Holiday Downtown Art & Farmers Market

4:30 PM
First Armored Division Band in San Jacinto Plaza

5:00 PM
St. Anthony Franciscanos Choir in San Jacinto Plaza

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
El Paso Locomotive FC Presents Sun City Express

5:30 p.m.
Holiday Lighting Ceremony in San Jacinto Plaza

5:55 p.m.
Holiday Lighting Parade & Parade Arrival at San Jacinto Plaza

6:05 p.m.
Entertainment on Main Stage in San Jacinto Plaza