There is nothing prettier than San Jacinto during Christmas. The zillions of lights and decorations make for the perfectly Instagrammable photo no matter which way you turn. If you want to see what San Jacinto dressed up for Christmas looks like just check out your family and friend's Insta, Snap, Facebook, or Twitter feeds. From now until after New Year's Day, you'll see tons of photos of San Jacinto glowing at night. I love downtown El Paso all year long, so the other day I was walking around taking photos of all the historic buildings that populate downtown and I was surprised at how beautiful San Jacinto looked in the bright sunlight.

Don't get me wrong - you should definitely stroll through San Jacinto at night. There is nothing more beautiful than the bright lights and decorations glowing in the El Paso night, but check it out during the day, too. You'll see everything lit up a different way and be able to post some unique Christmas photos on your social media.

1. The San Jacinto sign - This is a great place to sit the kiddos on the wall before you walk through the plaza.

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2. San Jacinto tree - This is the view of the tree with the Mills Building in the background. It isn't the live official City tree, but the artificial one with tons of colorful ornaments. It's pretty at night, but during the day, you really see the colors pop.

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3. San Jacinto tree - This is the view of the tree with the Mills parking structure in the background. You can never have enough views of this pretty tree.

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4. Santa's sleigh - I'm not sure if you can climb on this sleigh, but you probably shouldn't. Santa needs it on Christmas Eve.

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5. San Jacinto Nativity - This life-size Nativity is really beautiful. The photo doesn't do it justice, and in the sunlight, you can really see the gorgeous colors of the robes.

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6. San Jacinto Menorah - A couple of years ago City Council added this Menorah to the San Jacinto holiday decorations. I think it could have a better location and a nicer set up like the Nativity. The City needs to work on that.

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