November 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Downtown El Paso
- San Jacinto Plaza
Started in 2015, the Coolest Fest in the Southwest welcomes the holiday season with a ceremonial lighting of the holiday tree and all of San Jacinto Plaza in conjunction with an electrifying light parade and a festive concert. Throughout the season, San Jacinto Plaza is covered with more than 400,000 mini-lights, oversized decorations, and a 55-ft holiday tree. The season includes winter-themed attractions and family-friendly programs in and around downtown with a featured outdoor ice-skating rink, holiday trees and displays, plus visitors can take a stroll along the bedecked Paseo de las Luces to see festive holiday decor. WinterFest has become a tradition in our community, and the City of El Paso along with various partners strive to make the season bigger and better for El Pasoans and visitors to enjoy.