Just when you thought you had a full calendar of the top holiday events in Austin, there’s more! Keep on reading and writing a list and check it twice … there’s more magic to be found within a few miles from your apartment in El Paso.
Bikes & Brews SunCycle Ugly Sweater Bike Ride
December 3, 2022
Talk about a fun family event, this is another ‘must-do’ this holiday season. Adorn your bike and body with your ugliest holiday décor and sweater and peddle on over to Old Sheepdog & DeadBeach Breweries. They will be the first to tell you to “Dress to impress in your holiday worst: as the person with the ugliest sweater will win a SunCycle Semester Pass! Enjoy food, drinks, games, giveaways, and more.
A Drag Queen Christmas
December 10, 2022
This may be the perfect ‘date night’ or ‘ladies night out’ during the holiday season in El Paso. Get your tickets now to watch Murray & Peter present, “A Drag Queen Christmas”. Get ready to cheer on your favorite queens performing live on stage, then help select the winner from Fan Favorites to Miss Congeniality. VIP Meet & Greet tickets are also available. The M&G starts at 6pm. All ages are welcome.
Dave Koz and Friends: 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour
December 13, 2022
Dave Koz reunites with the original cast of the longest-running jazz-based Christmas Tour on his album, marking the 25th Anniversary milestone of the tour in 2022. Produced by the legendary Philippe Saisse, the album features all newly recorded Christmas favorites and one original song from Koz, who has previously released seven holiday-themed albums, and heartfelt performances by contemporary jazz icons, trumpeter Rick Braun, guitarist Peter White, and the original co-creator of the tour, pianist David Benoit.
A Merry-Achi Christmas
December 15, 2022
Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico® returns to El Paso for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a multicultural celebration as the ensemble sings and plays holiday favorites from both Mexico and America in a vibrant performance you won’t want to miss.
Parade of Lights & Luminaria Festival
December 17, 2022
Here is another reason to get out and enjoy the holidays in El Paso. During the Parade of Lights and Luminaria Festival, you will see the Lighted Floats and participants along the parade route to take in the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society’s Luminaria Festival and Posadas Celebration. Bring your cameras to capture thousands of Luminarias on display. Enjoy a reenactment of las posadas which is a traditional event in San Elizario.
But wait, there’s more! It’s fun for the entire family with music, dance, and last-minute Christmas shopping throughout the district, galleries and gift shops.
Burlesque on the Rio Presents: Stocking Stuffers
December 16, 2022
The gang at the Touch Bar & Nightclub promote this one best: “Time to jingle those bells on down for our holiday show! There will also be an artisan’s market before, during, and after the show so you can shop for presents! For yourself, for loved ones, for yourself again. It’s okay! Splurge and pamper yourself!
The Nutcracker ~ Magic Christmas Ballet
December 31, 2022
What a delightful way to end the year! Bring the whole family on New Year’s Eve to enjoy the season’s sensational and oh-so-traditional ballet! Celebrating its 30th year, the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center brings magic to life so you can relive your childhood memories. Experience the larger-than-life costumes and the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique.