EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The most magical time of the year is right around the corner, and the City of El Paso had a kickoff celebration of WinterFest on Saturday, Nov. 18 through the first Monday in January.  

The season launched at 4:00 p.m. on the opening day of the celebration with the Senior Centers Choir and 1st Armored Division band, followed by the traditional Scherr Legate Celebration of Lights Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at San Jacinto Plaza. 

The WinterFest celebration also featured an ice-skating rink, a Christmas tree, shows, and festive holiday decorations. The family-friendly celebration took place downtown, including the Arts Festival Plaza and Paseo de las Luces.

San Jacinto Plaza lighted up the heart of downtown with holiday entertainment throughout the season. There was a host of holiday-themed attractions, holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, and more. 

You can find more information on the event here.

The map bellow shows around downtown with parade route, parking lots, events and much more.