Ride the WinterFest Express
Take your family for a joy ride in Sun Metro's WinterFest Express! This classic trolley is all decked out for winter fun! Park at the Glory Road Transfer Center (100 E. Glory Road) and avoid the traffic downtown, then be dazzled on the WinterFest Express and take a trip back in time as we drive you and your family to WinterFest. Best of all, it's FREE!
Runs every weekend from November 18th to December 31st (No service on Dec. 2nd due to Celebration of Lights Parade)
Friday: 7pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Trolley pickup every 30 minutes
BONUS! Show your Glory Road Parking Ticket to the cashier and get $2 off your skate pass
For more information about WinterFest, visit winterfestep.com.
What is the WinterFest Express?
Sun Metro’s WinterFest Express is a joyful ride the whole family can enjoy to get to the holiday festivities Downtown. The moment you board the classic trolley, full with holiday decorations, you will be transported back in time to when it operated years ago.
Where do I catch the WinteFest Express and where can I park my car?
Patrons can board the WinterFest Express at the Glory Road Transfer Center (100 E. Glory Road next to UTEP). Parking is available at the Transfer Center for $1 per hour or $10 per day. Signs will be available at pickup/drop off locations for your convenience. You may find more information on parking at sunmetro.net/how-to/park-ride.
How much is it to ride the Winterfest Express?
The ride is FREE for everyone.
Will I be riding inside a bus?
No, the WinterFest Express is an enclosed rubber-tire trolley with a seating capacity of 23 people, not to be confused with the El Paso Streetcar.
Which streets will the Winterfest Express be traveling on?
The boarding location will be at Glory Road Transfer Center, then it will travel south on Oregon going into Downtown next to WinterFest.
What are the days and hours of operation?
The WinterFest Express runs on weekends from November 18 to December 31 with no service on Saturday, December 2nd, due to the Celebration of Lights Parade.
Friday: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What if I missed the Winterfest Express?
No worries, the WinterFest Express will board every 30 minutes at the Glory Road Transfer Center and on Sheldon Court (near the Camino Real).
Are there any discounts?
Yes, show your Glory Road Parking Ticket to the cashier when purchasing your skate pass and receive $2 off.
What should I wear (dress/attire) for the WinterFest Express?
Check the forecast before leaving home and prepare for cold weather as everything is outside. You should dress appropriately especially if you are getting on the ice skating rink. Remember these memories will last a lifetime and the cold may give you a red nose like Rudolph.
Where can I acquire more information?
Sun Metro has collaborated with Destination El Paso to provide a unique ride to and from WinterFest. To learn more about the activities available to you, please visit winterfestep.com.