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El Paso’s Winter Wonderland: A Glimpse into the Enchanting Holiday Home

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- For this week's Sunday Funday, step into the magic of the season at 1509 Capitan Ridge, El Paso, where Maribel Ortega's home has become a local legend, transforming into a mesmerizing Winter Wonderland.

Though visitors can only admire the spectacle from the outside, the enchantment is palpable.

Maribel's dedication to spreading joy and smiles has turned her home into a holiday beacon, drawing crowds from across the city and beyond.

This captivating holiday haven, adorned with carefully collected ornaments spanning 30 to 32 years, has become a cherished tradition for the community.

The journey through this Winter Wonderland is a visual delight, with every ornament and detail meticulously curated over the years.

Maribel's commitment to creating a magical experience is evident in every corner, a testament to the time and effort invested.

Not only is the home a feast for the eyes, but it also serves a greater purpose.

For the past six years, Maribel has opened her doors to the community on the first Saturday of December, welcoming regulars and newcomers alike.

This year, the wait to witness the magic stretched over 2-3 hours, showcasing the growing popularity of this heartwarming tradition.

Beyond the visual spectacle, Maribel's holiday spirit extends to the less fortunate kids in Juarez.

Accepting donations of old or new clothes, shoes, jackets, blankets, toys, and even food, she is on a mission to bring warmth and joy to those in need.

This marks her third year of spreading cheer beyond her home, delivering smiles even with used toys.

As we anticipate the return of the inside tour next year, the exterior of 1509 Capitan Ridge continues to shine bright, illuminating the holiday spirit in El Paso.

For those eager to catch a glimpse, the address is open to all at 1509 Capitan Ridge, El Paso, TX.

Until next December, the Winter Wonderland at Maribel's home remains a testament to the power of holiday magic and community spirit.

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