San Jacinto Plaza and Arts Festival Plaza will light up the heart of downtown with its popular lights, holiday tree and decorations. Paseo de las Luces and surrounding areas will display holiday décor and lights, sponsored by the Downtown Management District and other private businesses. | Photo courtesy City of El Paso/WinterFest
Officials with the City of El Paso announced Wednesday that WinterFest will be returning to the region for its fifth year, keeping the health and safety of our community as the focus as the nation continues to battle COVID-19.
“It is important for our community to have WinterFest this year in a safe and secure manner after so many cancellations and the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19,” said Deputy City Manager Tracey Jerome.
“Our City departments have come together to create virtual programming alongside holiday lights at San Jacinto Plaza that will provide families the opportunity to enjoy the holidays while still practicing good health and safety protocols.”
WinterFest will run Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021.
The WinterFest season will launch with full-day virtual programming by El Paso Parks and Recreation, Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, El Paso Public Library, and El Paso Zoo.
Virtual programming will include Holiday concerts, performances, and arts and crafts for the whole family.
San Jacinto Plaza and Arts Festival Plaza will light up the heart of downtown with its popular lights, holiday tree and decorations. Paseo de las Luces and surrounding areas will display holiday décor and lights, sponsored by the Downtown Management District and other private businesses.
The El Paso International Airport, in central El Paso, will also join the festivities with holiday lights and decorations.
There will also be a select offering of in-person programs, all planned with a focus on health and safety. The community is encouraged to enjoy the festive spirit from the safety of their cars and follow local and state COVID-19 health and safety protocols throughout the holiday season.
Destination El Paso will offer free Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theater from December 6 to January 3.
Additional virtual programming for this year’s celebration from Quality of Life Departments, El Paso Downtown Management District and the El Paso International Airport will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information visit www.epwinterfest.com.