WinterFest is making its way back to downtown El Paso again this year. The festival, which drew thousands to downtown El Paso to ice skate and take amazing Instagram photos with inflatable snow globes and enjoy other activities, will open up one week before Thanksgiving on November 18, and run through January 1, 2018.

You’ll be able to skate in the Arts Festival Plaza ice skating rink, step inside Providence Children’s Hospitals’ giant inflated snow globe, and marvel at the El Paso Electric 25 foot holiday tree. If you need to get warm while you’re enjoying all the activities, head to the Texas Gas Services’ Warming Tent, get a delicious Mexican hot chocolate in El Paso Live’s Kringle Kafé, or just walk around the Downtown Management District’s Winter Market Shoppes. Some of the shops that will be there - Mini Donut Depot and Delicious Mexican Eatery, and other local vendors.

What is WinterFest without lights? There will be plenty of Instagrammable moments with the lights and décor made possible by The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Parks and Recreation Department. The El Paso Museum of Art will be putting up a mural on the museum’s exterior wall that will help you commemorate your time at the festival.

The ice skaing rink and major features are open seven days a week and there will be other events throughout the run of the festival. You can get more information about WinterFest on their Facebook page.

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