One of our area’s most unique holiday lights display is a short road trip away from El Paso.

It’s called Christmas on the Pecos, where the Christmas-obsessed can hop on a boat for a magical evening of twinkling Yuletide splendor in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Why check out decked-out homes from a car when you can see them from a boat?

More Than Just a Boat Ride

Christmas on the Pecos
Christmas on the Pecos

For the uninitiated, the 40-minute tours take you past homes, backyards, and boat docks along the Pecos River decorated in their Christmas best creating a shimmering effect on the water that will leave you awestruck.

It’s kind of like the slow drive through Eastridge, but instead of cruising in your car, you’re gliding on a boat along a watery wonderland of breathtaking estates adorned in festive multi-colored lights and one-of-a-kind holiday light displays.

If a boat ride through shimmering waters and twinkling light displays isn't enough to sell you on 6-hour round trip, Christmas on the Pecos also features a Christmas Village with vendors, and depending on the weekend you visit, Christmas movies on an outdoor big screen, fireworks, and hot air balloons.

What To Know If You Plan to Ho, Ho, Go

Christmas on the Pecos Facebook
Christmas on the Pecos Facebook

Boat tours are nightly through December 31, excluding Christmas Eve. Reservations, which are required, can be made online HERE.

Ticket Prices:
Adults - $22
Children 3-12 - $18
2 & under are free

Find more details HERE and driving directions HERE.

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