WinterFest is one of the best family-friendly events of the El Paso winter that starts after Thanksgiving and lasts through early January. The festival kicks off with the Celebration of Lights Parade in Downtown El Paso. The parade's route circles the city center, starting at 5:30 pm at Texas Ave & Campbell St. Dozens of colorful floats and illuminations brings the true holiday spirit to El Paso!
Celebration of Lights Parade is followed by live performances on the Main Stage. Past performers included Elia Esparza and the El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra. Photo ops with Santa and art installations in downtown created by local artists, will make beautiful holiday season memories for the whole family.
Kids can enjoy Christmas Express rides as well as ice skating at the Hospitals of Providence Ice Rink. The rink operates seven days a week and on holidays too. The Holiday Art & Farmers Market is another great opportunity to look for Christmas presents among a variety of local vendors.