City to Debut Paseo de las Luces at 2018 Celebration of Lights Festivities
Downtown is going to be lit on November 18 -- both literally and figuratively.
As we previously reported, the City of El Paso’s Celebration of Lights tree lighting ceremony, Celebration of Lights Parade, and Winterfest is happening on Nov. 18. In addition to kicking off the holiday season, city documents obtained show Sun Metro plans to officially roll out the streetcars that day. But that isn't the only new project making it's big debut.
I’ve learned the city has also targeted Nov. 18 to premiere the Paseo de las Luces on South El Paso Street.
Paseo de las Luces, or walk of lights, is part of the city's 2016 economic development initiative called Sun City Lights that includes beautifying and improving numerous historic and iconic heritage corridors across the city.
The new walkway along S. El Paso will feature archways at each end like the ones recently installed in Kern Place and Manhattan Heights, and stringed white lights overhead that span the width of the heritage corridor from the Plaza Theatre to the Paso del Norte International Bridge.
Designed to shine year-round, Paseo de las Luces will also serve to compliment the lights at San Jacinto Plaza and Winterfest and extend the holiday lighting program during the Christmas season -- much like how the Mills Street Holiday Walkway added last year did.