From yuletide movies to ice skating, you'll find a sleigh-full of weekend events guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit this weekend, Dec. 14-16.


'Polar Express' at the International Museum of Art – Come along on an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. FREE to see. Saturday, 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave. More Details

'The Santa Clause' at Ascarate Park - Bring your blankets and chairs and spend an evening under the stars watching the re-scheduled lakeside showing of the Tim Allen Christmastime classic. Admission to movie is free, but parking fee is $2.00. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. More Details

Holiday Movies at the Plaza: 'A Christmas Story' - We double-dog dare you not to miss it. Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. FREE admission. More Details

Holiday Movies at the Plaza: 'It's a Wonderful LIfe' - The seminal, sentimental holiday classic for free. Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. More Details


Navidad de La Fe Luminarias – The annual La Fe Clinic fundraiser lights up Scenic Drive with more than 4,000 luminarias. FREE, but you are encouraged to donate canned and/or dry goods or cash. Saturday. More Details

El Paso Winterfest – The Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso has transformed into a Winter Wonderland with twinkling lights, a life-size snow globe, and an outdoor ice skating rink. Friday-Sunday. More Details

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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


Lights on the Lake at Ascarate Park – The revival of the years past tradition of lighting large Christmas structures along Ascarate Lake is back for a third year. Friday-Sunday, sundown to 11 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Free entry Friday, $2 per car Sat-Sun.

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The 8 minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. 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 and the surrounding area beginning at sundown. Friday-Sunday. FREE to see. More Details

The Lights at Eastridge – An El Paso neighborhood tradition for more than 50 years. Friday-Sunday. Lights go on beginning at sundown. FREE to see. More Details

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