Ah, Christmas. Beautiful, glittering trees, cooler weather, family visits, and shopping for so many people on your Christmas list. Ok, so maybe that last one isn't the most fun thing to do, but it has to be done. You're going to have to go to shopping centers that are jammed packed with other people who would rather be doing anything but shopping, so how do you make those Christmas shopping trips a little bit easier to take?

If you go to the Outlet Shoppes of El Paso, you take a horse and carriage ride. Halloween has its hayrides through corn mazes, and Christmas shopping in El Paso has its horse and carriage rides.

The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso is located at 7051 S. Desert Blvd in Canutillo. The shopping center has brought back their popular horse and carriage rides that they've been offering to shoppers for five years. Las Cruces stagecoach company, Frontier Adventures, takes shoppers in and around the Outlet Shoppes parking lot for a bit of old school Christmas fun.

If you would like to take a carriage ride, you need to be at the flag poles near the Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic stores.

Carriage rides happen on these dates and from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.:

Thursday, December 12th

Friday, December 13th

Saturday, December 14th

Sunday, December 15th

Saturday, December 21st

Sunday, December 22nd