Bid on art at the Hal Marcus Gallery online auction
Looking for a holiday gift? The Hal Marcus Gallery at 1308 N. Oregon St. is conducting his Hal-iday online auction of 68 signed prints. All bids start at $25 and end at 7pm on Sunday. The event marks the gallery’s third auction of the year. To preview signed prints, please visit https://app.elevatedfundraising.com/auction/v3pEZ/items.
Santa Claus is coming to the El Paso Zoo
As part of the Winterfest season, the El Paso Zoo welcomes Santa Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Photos can be taken from 11am to 2pm. There are also holiday arts and crafts and holiday music. Visitors can play in the snow and watch the animals open gifts as part of their daily enrichment.
Anthony, Texas, Christmas Light Parade
The Anthony, Texas Christmas Light Parade takes place on Fridays from 6-9pm. It begins on Wildcat Drive and continues from South Main Street to Franklin Street. Ends at Henry Miramontes Memorial Park, 101 Richard White Road.
“Drag Queen Christmas”
For the eighth year in a row, Murray & Peter will present “A Drag Queen Christmas” at the Plaza Theater on Saturday at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. The organizer of the event is Nina West. Tickets ranging from $35 to $75 plus surcharges are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Frosty Tea & Dessert Party
Indulge your taste buds at the Frosty Tea & Dessert Party starting Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Jane & Jensen Nostalgia Shop at 2218 E. Mills Ave. Learn how to brew your own teas and make tea cocktails, enjoy a refreshing drink and stop at a cafe. Build a photobooth with Mr. Klaus, enjoy homemade ice cream and toppings in his bar, decadent desserts and teacakes, and see the gingerbread garden and greenhouse. The event is mostly free, with the exception of the in-store high tea from 2pm to 4pm. There is also a charge for a photo shoot with Mr. Claus.
3rd Art Space Holiday Market
Shop for the holiday season at Artspace El Paso Lofts Gallery, 601 N. Oregon St. at the 3rd Annual Artspace Holiday Market on Saturdays from 4-9pm. The market sells jewellery, digital artwork, photography, clothing, prints and paintings. Music and light refreshments will also be provided.
Meet and greet Grinchmas
Shindigs & Events will host a Meet & Greet with the Grinch on Sundays from 3pm to 7pm at 6400 Airport Road, Suite WX. Free events for people include pictures with the Grinch. The event will take place on December 18th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at The Greenhouse Event Hall, 4242 Hondo Pass Drive, Suite 104.
holiday film festival showing free movies
Families in El Paso can enjoy free holiday movies at the Plaza Theater. Sponsored by GECU and presented by the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival, this film series is part of El Paso Live’s Winterfest. Upcoming Movies: Sunday: ‘Elves’ at 1:00 PM, ‘The Polar Express’ at 3:30 PM. December 18: “Four Christmases” at 1:00 PM and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at 3:30 PM
Fundraising event “Deep in the Heart” screening
Second Chance Wildlife Rescue will present a special screening of “Deep in the Heart” narrated by Matthew McConaughey on Saturday at 11am at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at 250 Montesciro Blvd. Tickets are $15 and go towards supporting wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. The film is followed by a discussion with a wildlife rehabilitator.Assigned seats can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3FDCKmu
Lowbrow Palace rapper Alvaro Diaz
Urban rapper from Puerto Rico Alvaro DiazPerforming Sunday at 8pm at Lowbrow Palace at 1006 Texas Avenue. Tickets are $30 plus an additional charge and are available at www.lowbrowpalace.com.
Dave Koz and Friends
Dave Koz & Friends 25th The Anniversary Christmas Tour will be held in El Paso on December 13th. The show takes place at 7:00 PM at the Plaza Theater. The concert will also feature Rick Brown, Peter White, Keiko Matsui and Rebecca Jade. Tickets ranging from $45 to $150 plus surcharges are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Mariachi Sol de Mexico
Mariachi Sol de Mexico, led by the incomparable Jose Hernández, returns to El Paso to perform at the Plaza Theater on December 15 at 7:00 PM, paying tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Tickets and prices ranging from $29 to $69 are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Don’t miss the ‘Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel’ tour
The ‘Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: An Exhibition’ self-guided tour runs through January 1 at Sunland Park Mall. On this tour, approximately 80% of the life-size artwork of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling painting is represented in fabric his graphics. Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Tickets: $22.20 for adults, $14.95 for youth ages 4-12. Discounts are available on senior, student, military, and family bundles. Available for purchase online at https://chapelsistine.com/exhibitions/el-paso. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance, but there is a capacity limit.
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