WinterFest has officially kicked off in the Sun City, welcoming a slew of winter holiday events. Aside from the Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl parade on Thursday, Nov. 28, here’s a glance at other holiday events across the borderland.

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Now through Jan. 5

El Paso WinterFest

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

Ice skating: 4-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 4-11 p.m. Thursday – Friday; Noon-11 p.m. Saturday; Noon-9 p.m. Sunday; special holiday hours; $5-$8, military discounts Monday


@elpasowinterfest on Facebook

@epwinterfest and @iam_elpaso on Instagram

@ElPasoTXGov on Twitter


Friday, Nov. 29

Fred Loya Light Show

12001 Paseo de Oro

Interactive light show with music

6, 7 & 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday thru Dec. 25

Info: @elpasochristmaslights on Facebook


Saturday, Nov. 30

Ascarate Lights on the Lake

Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Drive

4-11 p.m.

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

Info: @ascaratepark on Facebook


Motown’s Jingle Jam

El Paso County Coliseum

4100 E. Paisano

Temptations, Four Tops, 

Lenny Williams perform

8 p.m.



Wednesday, Dec. 4

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

UTEP Don Haskins Center

151 Glory Road

7:30 p.m.



Friday, Dec. 6

Socorro WinterFest

Rio Vista Community Center

901 N. Rio Vista

6-10 p.m. 

Parade, live entertainment, tree lighting 

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


Saturday, Dec. 7

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

1 Civic Center Plaza

1 p.m.



Saturday, Dec. 14

La Fe Luminarias

Scenic Drive

off Rim Road / Richmond Drive

6-10 p.m.

More than 4000 luminarias

Info: Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe on Facebook


A Drag Queen Christmas

Abraham Chavez Theatre

1 Civic Center Plaza

8 p.m.

Holiday performances by contestants from reality TV show on VH1



Sunday, Dec. 15

II Divo: A Holiday Song Celebration

Plaza Theatre

125 Pioneer Plaza

7 p.m.



Monday, Dec. 16

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

Plaza Theatre

125 Pioneer Plaza

7 p.m.



Thursday, Dec. 19

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Plaza Theatre

125 Pioneer Plaza

7 p.m.

The classic Christmas program live on stage



Friday, Dec. 20

A Merry-achi Christmas

Plaza Theatre

125 Pioneer Plaza

Mariachi Sol de Mexico performs Mexican and American Christmas songs and carols

7:30 p.m.