El Paso has some great events for New Years Eve and fun for all
the family. It also has an amazing range of activities to keep you
busy whilst you are visiting.
You'll definitely want to add Franklin Mountains State Park's Wyler Aerial Tramway onto your list of things to do. With epic panoramic views over to the US and over Mexico. You jump on one of the gondolas that will transport you to the top of Ranger Peak. Just make sure call and double check that it is running as high winds can stop the gondolas.
If you want some more fantastic views, then head up to Scenic Drive overlook around sunset to watch the city light up for the night. There are views over the mountains, El Paso and Juarez, a memorable trip out.
Every Saturday there is the Downtown Art & Farmers Market at Union Plaza District, there's great food, artwork, crafts, artists and local entertainment.
Head to the Downtown Arts Festival Plaza for the outdoor skating
rink, where you will be surrounded by Christmas lights, food vendors
and there is the crazy giant snow globe for some festive fun photos.
There tends to be events held during Winterfest, including film
showings, Santa and much more. This runs from mid November through
to the beginning of January.
It seems that the vast majority of El Paso's New Year Celebrations are held indoors as many of the bars, restaurants and clubs have special New Years Eve events planned, so check with the venue closer to the time for ticket information.
Some other great events on in El Paso in December include Moscow
Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker will on at Plaza Theatre on 23
December and if you're a sports fan then grab some tickets for the
Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on 29th December.
There are plenty of fantastic restaurants for dining out this New Years Eve, so make sure to make your reservations a.s.a.p.
Mesa Street Grill
Ardovino's Desert Crossing
Here is a working webcam (refreshed every 5 minutes) of the city centre:
Many of El Paso's Hotels have fantastic events planned for New
Years Eve, so you may want to make your reservations as soon as you
can so you can relax and look forward to your NYE celebrations.
Wyndham EL Paso
Doubletree Hotel El Paso Downtown/City Center
El Paso Marriott
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, El Paso Sunland Park
Staybridge Suites El Paso Airport Area
To check availability and make reservations at these and all the top hotels in the area, you can make online bookings here.