I know, I know, you haven’t even gobbled, gobbled yet. But let’s be real: Christmas is what the holiday season is all about.

Sorry, not sorry, Thanksgiving. I’m going to let you have your day, but before the family get-togethers, the feasting, and the televised football games, go get yourself a dose of early Yuletide cheer. Don’t fight it, man, just go with it.

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Here are a handful of Christmassy things you and the kids can do this weekend in El Paso.

CHRISTMAS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING

Celebration of Lights Tree Lighting and Lights Parade - The City of El Paso’s official holiday celebration at San Jacinto Plaza. They’re really careful not to use the “C” word, but we all know it’s a Christmas thing. Saturday, Nov. 20, starting at 4:30 p.m. FREE to attend. Full parade map and schedule here

FREE CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Holiday Movies at the Plaza - The weather outside Is nowhere near frightful, but watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in the historic Plaza Theatre will most certainly be delightful. Sunday, Nov 21. FREE admission. More Details

HOLIDAY MARKETS

Downtown Artist and Farmer's Market Holiday Market – The special market precedes the annual Celebration of Lights tree lighting. The day of shopping and family activities will feature live entertainment and dozens of local vendors and food trucks. Saturday, Nov. 20, from noon to 8 p.m. on the Pedestrian Pathway next to Southwest University Park. More Details

Cielo Vista Farmers Market Holiday Market – Artisans, farmers, arts and crafts, food trucks; over 100 vendors kicking it on a Sunday afternoon in the Cielo Vista Mall parking lot. More Details

El Paso Winterfest

ICE SKATING

Winterfest - The Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso has transformed into a Winter Wonderland with shimmering lights and an outdoor ice-skating rink. More Details

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