Long live the holidays: lights, Santa Claus, music, theater | Local features


WinterFest has officially kicked off in Sun City, hosting a host of winter vacation events. Aside from Oscar Leeser’s El Paso Sun Bowl Hyundai parade on Thursday, November 28, here’s a look at other holiday events across the border.

For a full list of events, visit elpasoinc.com/calendar.

Until January 5

El Paso Winter Festival

Lights, ice skating, vacation movies, train rides, streetcar events, shopping, food trucks, music and more at San Jacinto Plaza, Civic Center Plaza and Arts Festival Plaza through January 5

Ice skating: 4 pm-9pm Monday to Wednesday; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday to Friday; 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. special vacation hours; $ 5 to $ 8, military discounts on Mondays

Info: epwinterfest.com

@elpasowinterfest on Facebook

@epwinterfest and @iam_elpaso on Instagram

@ElPasoTXGov on Twitter

Friday November 29

Fred Loya light show

12001 Paseo de Oro

Interactive light show with music

6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. from Friday to Sunday until December 25

Info: @elpasochristmaslights on Facebook

Saturday November 30

Lights of Ascarate on the lake

Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Drive

4 pm-11pm

5th annual event, Christmas lights, jingle bell jog, music, food trucks

Info: @ascaratepark on Facebook

Motown Jingle Jam

El Paso County Coliseum

4100 E. Paisano

Temptations, four peaks,

Lenny Williams perform

8 p.m.

$ 35 to $ 150


Wednesday 4 December

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

UTEP Don Haskins Center

151, path to glory

7:30 p.m.

$ 48.25 to $ 72.75


Friday 6 December

Socorro Winter Festival

Rio Vista Community Center

901 N. Rio Vista

6 pm-10pm

Parade, shows, tree lighting

Info: 915-860-8615; Town of Socorro, Texas on Facebook

Saturday December 7

The great Russian nutcracker of the Moscow ballet

1 Place du center civique

1:00 p.m.

$ 29 to $ 99


Saturday December 14th

La Fe Luminarias

Scenic route

at the exit of Rim Road / Richmond Drive

6 pm-10pm

More than 4000 luminaires

Info: Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe on Facebook

A Christmas Drag Queen

Abraham Chavez Theater

1 Place du center civique

8 p.m.

Holiday performance by the contestants of the reality show on VH1

$ 38 to $ 54.25


Sunday December 15th

II Divo: a celebration of the holiday song

Place Theater

125 Place des Pionniers

7:00 p.m.

$ 49.40 to $ 350


Monday December 16

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour

Place Theater

125 Place des Pionniers

7:00 p.m.

$ 45 to $ 78


Thursday December 19

It was the night before Christmas

Place Theater

125 Place des Pionniers

7:00 p.m.

The classic Christmas program live on stage

$ 25 to $ 50


Friday December 20

A merry Christmas

Place Theater

125 Place des Pionniers

Mariachi Sol from Mexico performs Mexican and American Christmas carols and carols

7:30 p.m.

$ 26.50 – $ 62.50



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