About El Paso WinterFest

 El Paso Live is proud to host the 2nd year of El Paso’s coolest winter event, WinterFest, presented by The Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital.  Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas will come to life November 2017 through January 2018 with lights, food, holiday shopping, festivities and the coolest thing of all, an outdoor ice skating rink located near the Plaza Theatre.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2017-2018 season…


The Hospitals of Providence Ice Skating Rink

Downtown El Paso comes alive this winter with a outdoor ice rink.  The Hospitals of Providence Ice Skating Rink is the centerpiece to WinterFest.  Open every day of WinterFest, it is Free to see, and just $8.00 to skate which includes the ice skate rental.  It’s so easy – just pick your ice skating session, book online or at WinterFest, come early to check out WinterFest and then hit the ice at your scheduled time.   There is limited capacity, so booking ahead is encouraged and there are no service fees to order your ticket online!


Skate to today’s hits and some holiday classics.  Several special events, charity nights, and promotions will be happening throughout WinterFest, so be sure to look at the schedule and skate sessions to pick your favorite night to attend!


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Providence Children’s Hospital Life-Size Inflatable Snowglobe

Providence Children’s Hospital welcomes you into our giant inflatable snowglobe.  Step inside and take your picture in front of the El Paso WinterFest skyline.  Look out for The Photo Bus on certain nights to get you your professional picture complete with props!

El Paso Live’s Winter Village Shoppes

El Paso Live brings you a taste of the winter markets in Europe and Union Square’s Holiday Market in NYC with Winter Village Shoppes in Downtown El Paso.  Open Thursday through Sunday throughout WinterFest, a variety of vendors will be selling their goods.  So, whether you need a last minute holiday gift, or just need a small treat for yourself, check out the Winter Village Shoppes.Interested in being a vendor at El Paso Live’s Winter Village Shoppes? Email ebeardmore@destinationelpaso.com.

Texas Gas Service Warming Tent

Not skating but want to stay warm to watch your friends on the rink?  Stay warm in the Texas Gas Company Warming Tent.  Texas Gas Company is not just keeping you warm at home this winter, but want you to be cozy at WinterFest, as well!  Located right on the base of the rink, it’s a perfect viewing point!

Since it’s the giving season, WinterFest offers a FREE charity skate session for select charities!  Want to apply to give you charity a fun, cool time on the ice rink?  Fill out the form below!

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