Tis the season! It's finally December in the Borderland and that means it's time for some festive events to get that perfect selfie and to get you into the holiday spirit! Personally, I love this time of year; all the lights, the decorations, it really warms my cold little heart.

This holiday season, unlike last year, the Sun City is offering tons of events across the city for you to be merry and joyous. If you're on a budget but still want to join in on the festivities, well don't worry because I got you! Here are six fun, family friendly, and most importantly- FREE events!

Winterfest in Downtown El Paso

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It may seem cheesy, but the lights and the decorations at San Jacinto Plaza really do get you into the spirit. There's ice skating and vendors; and the lights are perfect for that holiday selfie you know you want to take!

Free Christmas Movies at The Plaza Theater 

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This weekend's showings are "Elf" and "The Polar Express". Check out this season's entire schedule here.

Grinchmas 

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If the Santa thing is too much for you, then how about a day with the mean one, Mr. Grinch? Vendors, food trucks and photos with the 915 Grinch will make this one a memorable weekend for your family! Also, if you've never experienced the 915 Grinch then you're not going to want to miss out on a picture with this one!

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The City of Horizon Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

In case you missed the parade and tree lighting downtown, this is another great holiday parade to check out!

The City of Socorro Winterfest 

Another great parade to check out full of entertainment and giveaways!

Christmas at Barnett's 

This one features FREE pictures with Santa! Plus food trucks, photobooths and a hot cocoa bar!

7th Annual Lights on the Lake at Ascarate Park

An evening of family fun activities.

Have a festive and fun weekend, El Paso!

 

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