This Is Why The El Paso Star Will Shine Blue All November
The El Paso Star will shine blue in honor of law enforcement all of November.
Have you noticed that the El Paso Star has been shining blue?
Since Sunday, the star on the mountain has been shining blue and will continue to shine blue throughout November in honor of law enforcement.
The month-long tribute is made possible by Tropicana Homes, along with its affiliated companies who are covering the costs.
The star, which is nestled on the south side of the Franklin Mountains, was first built in 1940 by the El Paso Electric Company. Six years later, improvements were made expanding the star, and that is when the lighting of the star became an El Paso tradition during the Christmas season.
Since then, the star on the mountain has been lit up for many occasions, including in 2014 when it shined blue in observance of National Police Week and Police Officers Memorial Day.
The star on the mountain now shines daily, and Starlightings are available to the public.
According to the El Paso Chamber, who maintains the star, Starlightings costs $50 per night.
Each starlighting includes a complimentary Starlighter Certificate with additional certificates available for $5 each. Lighting requests must be submitted at least 7 days in advance. For more information, on Starlightings visit the El Paso Chamber HERE.