December Family Fun in the RGV [2017]

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. The leaves are changing colors, the snow is falling, the . . . well, it’s winter on paper and we embrace our tropical holiday season! It’s that time when school is wrapping up for the semester but we also have to do ALLTHETHINGS in a seemingly small amount of time. This month, we hope you get out and play with the kids. Take some time to explore local outings and events. Whether in McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen, SPI, Rio Grande City, Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco, or anywhere in between, this guide is for you!

Our community calendar is a free resource for the Rio Grande Valley and below you can scroll through the many family-friendly events in the area this month. Have something to add to the calendar? Please do! 

 

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December 2017

Beginner Bird Series

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 22, 2017

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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Interested in birding but don't know where to start? Join us for our Beginner Birder Series, where a variety of bird groups will be explored, and tips for their identification will be discussed to elevate for their identification will be discussed to elevate your birding game game. Seating is limited, registration required. Dec. 1st: Introduction to Raptors with Roy Rodriguez Dec. 8th: Introduction to Sparrows with Javi Gonzalez Dec. 15th: Introduction to Shorebirds with Dr. Rex Stanford Dec. 22nd: Introduction…

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Christmas Posada Pharr

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pharr City Hall, 118 S Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX 78577 United States
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The City of Pharr presents another family-friendly event for you, the Christmas Posada! Join us Friday, December 1st from 6:00PM-10:00PM in historic Downtown Pharr.  There will be a lot of holiday fun including snow & ice skating, Christmas music, food, live music by Clueless, and the lighting of Pharr's official Christmas tree by Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez.

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SPI Christmas Parade

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 2017 Help us light up the night during the South Padre Island Christmas Parade! Join in on the fun and enjoy a cool winter breeze during this year’s holiday festivities. Watch as the red and green, wintery floats pass by on Padre Boulevard, and wave to Santa as he rides in on his sleigh. Bring the whole family, pack a thermos of hot chocolate and sing Jingle Bells as South Padre Island celebrates Christmas! The…

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2017 Hidaldo Festival of Lights Illuminated Parade

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Hidalgo Illuminated Christmas Parade, will take place on FRIDAY, DEC. 1st at 6 PM outside of City Hall Plaza, located at 704 Ramon Ayala Dr., Hidalgo, TX The event is FREE to the public! Come and experience the Magic! There will be food, music, and plenty of fun!

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City of Edinburg Night of Lights Parade

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The City of Edinburg, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Edinburg Night of Lights Parade. Individuals, local businesses, community groups, youth organizations and others get together to show off their Holiday spirit in downtown Edinburg. Don’t miss the beautiful lighted parade, full of brightly decorated floats, plus the ever-popular visit from Santa Claus! Kick off your holiday season on Friday, December 1st at the City of Edinburg Courtyard located at…

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Beauty and the Beast Jr.

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on December 7, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on December 8, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on December 9, 2017 at 7:30pm

PSJA ECHS, 805 W Ridge Rd
San Juan, TX 78589 United States
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The PSJA ECHS Thespians invite you to this year's production of Beauty and the Beast. The live musical production will take place on the following dates: Nov. 30 @ 7:30 PM Dec. 1,2,7,8 & 9 @ 7:30 PM Dec. 3 & 10 @ 3 PM Admission: Adults $7 Students $5 Tickets can be purchased at the door. Location PSJA ECHS  805 W. Ridge Rd., San Juan, Texas

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EKC 5K Color Run

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Los Fresnos Memorial Park, 900 N Arroyo Blvd
Los Fresnos, TX 78566 United States
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$25

Come kick off the Christmas season by running for a cause. Our Second annual color run will be a great way for you to be a part of the Every Kid's Christmas Cause. Every Dime goes towards giving the kids of our community an awesome Christmas. Adults $25.00 Students $15

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IDEA Healthy 5K

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tom Wilson Youth Sports Complex, 3139 Wilson Rd
Harlingen, TX United States
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Youth Sewing Class

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 7, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on December 2, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on November 4, 2017 at 9:00am

AgriLife Extension Family Resources, 410 N 13th Ave
Edinburg, TX 78541 United States
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My name is Joanne Ureste and I am the Family Resource Hidalgo County Extension Agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has one of the largest volunteer program in the state of Texas. I facilitate a volunteer organization called the Master Clothing Volunteers (MCVs). The MCVs is designed to develop leadership and teaching skills using textile techniques and garment construction, heritage sewing, and home décor. These volunteers are trained to work in our communities to assist youth,…

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Photo Adventures

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 17, 2018

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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Bring the kids out to the EWBC and go on a photography scavenger hunt throughout the gardens! Join Texas Master Naturalist and Adventure Guide Neil Cassady as he leads groups in an exploration of the trails to search for and photograph wildlife. Cameras will be provided, but families are encouraged to bring their own. Photo adventures run from 9:30 -10:30 am on the following dates: October 21 November 18 December 16 January 20 February 17 Please call 956-381-9922 to register…

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Tue 12

Bird Walks

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Tue 12

Storybook Christmas in RGC

December 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 12

Prenatal Yoga

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Wed 13

Survival in South Texas Thornscrub

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Thu 14

Buckets of Fun: Fun with Reptiles & Slithery Creatures

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 14

Nature Speaker Series: Butterflies

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 14

A Parula Winds Concert and Santa in the Park

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Fri 15

Photos with Santa at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - December 24 @ 5:00 pm
5001 E Expy 83
Sat 16

Jingle Bell Jog 5K

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
FM 1015
Sat 16

Santa’s Animal Forest Fest

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 16

Nature Tots: Nature Machines

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat 16

Painting with Nature

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 16

Winter Wonderland Market Day

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1044 W Nolana Loop
Sat 16

Winter Wonderland

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
310 N Kansas Ave
Tue 19

Bird Walks

December 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Tue 19

Prenatal Yoga

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Wed 20

Toddler YogaPlay Playdate at bebe bou

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4300 N 10th Street
Wed 20

Survival in South Texas Thornscrub

December 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Thu 21

Pizza Party with Santa

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18901 Hamilton Pool Rd
Sat 23

Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk

December 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 23

Photo Adventures

December 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 23

Nature Tots: Nature Sounds

December 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue 26

Bird Walks

December 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Tue 26

Prenatal Yoga

December 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Wed 27

Winter Wonder Wetlands

December 27 @ 10:00 am - December 29 @ 3:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Wed 27

Special Holiday Program: Watercolor Wednesday

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Thu 28

Spectacular Saturday

December 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Thu 28

Special Holiday Program: ThornForest Thursday

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Fri 29

Special Holiday Program: Feathery Fun Foto Friday

December 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 30

Resolution 5K

December 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
3930 Plantation Grove Blvd
Sat 30

Vintage On Main- Market Days

December 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1409 N. Main
Sat 30

Nature Tots: Nature Homes

December 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat 30

Special Holiday Program: Survivor Skills Saturday

December 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Jan 02

Bird Walks

January 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 02

Prenatal Yoga

January 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Jan 03

EWBC Big Days

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 06

Shinrin Yoku

January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 09

Bird Walks

January 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 09

Prenatal Yoga

January 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Jan 10

Rancho Lomitas Tour

January 10, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 10

Survival in South Texas Thornscrub

January 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 13

Badaoui 5k & 10k Walk/Run

January 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 13

Photo Adventures

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 16

Bird Walks

January 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 16

Prenatal Yoga

January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Jan 17

Survival in South Texas Thornscrub

January 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 21

McAllen Marathon

January 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jan 23

Bird Walks

January 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Jan 23

Prenatal Yoga

January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Jan 27

Vintage On Main- Market Days

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1409 N. Main

 

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