To kick off the holiday season, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s fifth annual Cookies, Cocoa and Holiday Cheer celebration will offer free treats, a light show and health care information for families.
All activities will be free, including parking in campus lots, thanks to a sponsorship by El Paso Electric.
This year, 93.1 KISS FM radio hosts Mike Martinez and Tricia Martinez of the “Mike and Tricia Mornings” show will emcee the event.
For the first time, this year’s festivities will include a mascot dance-off featuring a few local favorites, including the U.S. Border Patrol’s Agent F.I.N.O., El Paso Electric’s Power Pack, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blue Bear, Peter Piper Pizza’s Rocky and GECU’s Dru Blue.
The light show is presented by the same team previously behind the famous Fred Loya holiday light show. Shortly after, TTUHSC El Paso’s seasonal campus lights will be turned on for the first time.
Attendees can visit our selfie station throughout the evening and post their festive photos using the hashtag #ttuhscep.
Special guests will include Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Belle and the Snowflake Princesses. Photo booths will provide free photos with Santa Claus and other special guests.
In addition to a performance from special holiday guests, the Jefferson High School Silver Fox marching band will take the stage.
TTUHSC El Paso’s student organizations will offer blood pressure screenings and representatives from the Texas Medicaid Waiver program will provide free cancer screening vouchers and vaccine vouchers for those who qualify.
Cookies, hot cocoa and other treats will be provided by Crave Catering, and the first 250 guests will receive reusable TTUHSC El Paso totes.
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Light show will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
Where: TTUHSC El Paso campus, Medical Education Building (MEB) lawn, 5001 El Paso Drive