With the annual Winterfest set to get underway this weekend, residents are invited downtown to enjoy holiday shopping and free activities at the City’s museums and the main public library.
Winterfest, presented by the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, is from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, in Downtown El Paso.
The day is filled with the following events:
- Downtown Art and Farmers Market, Pedestrian Pathway, Noon to 8 p.m.
The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will move to the Pedestrian Pathway (area between the Convention Center and the ballpark). Find the perfect one-of-a kind gift from more than 80 vendors. Visitors can enjoy a meal before the lighting of the tree celebration and parade. Visitors can also bring lawn chairs to enjoy various local singers and entertainers.
- Holiday Crafts at the El Paso Museum of History, Noon to 4 p.m.
Free winter-themed crafts including El Paso-themed holiday cards, paper star ornaments, and more.
- Winter Snowflakes at the El Paso Museum of Art, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Kick off the El Paso WinterFest Festivities at the El Paso Museum of Art with Music and make create a one-of-a-kind snowflake ornament to take home. Drop-in anytime during this free event. Designed for ages 4 and up. Come back after the parade for a live DJ set with Sinestésico from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- El Paso Public Library, Main Branch, 3-6 p.m.
Enjoy live music and story time at the Main Library. Warm up with cookies and hot chocolate before the parade and tree lighting. The Library will be open until 8 p.m.
- El Paso Locomotive FC Presents the Sun City Express, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
All aboard the Sun City Express for a festive train ride along the Pedestrian Pathway. Train rides will be free on Saturday. Starting Sunday, November 24, visitors can catch the train on the Pedestrian Pathway between the Convention Center and the ballpark. Tickets can be purchased for $2 per person at the EP Locomotive FC Depot near the Santa Fe entrance to the pathway.