Holiday Parades and Lights [2017]

Parades and Lights in the RGV 2016 compiled by the Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog

Happy Holidays! Take the whole family and get out and enjoy the beautiful lights and parades around the Valley this December. Here are the fun happenings that you won’t want to miss this season with more to do on our Community Calendar.

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November 2017

KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH SANTA’S ARRIVAL AT LA PLAZA MALL

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Here comes Santa Claus! As proud sponsors of the McAllen Holiday Parade, La Plaza is excited to kick off the holidays with the Grand Arrival of Santa! On Friday, November 3, Santa will land at the McAllen International Airport via DPS helicopter at approximately 4 p.m. Once cleared through customs, Santa will travel down 10th street in his sleigh, expertly crafted by City of McAllen personnel, and park outside the Savor La Plaza Mall entrance. Santa is sponsored by Gymboree,…

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Edinburg Night of Lights Parade

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City of edinburg Courtyard, 415 W University
Edinburg, TX United States
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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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December 2017

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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McAllen Holiday Parade

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, S Bicentennial Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The 4th annual McAllen Holiday Parade takes place Saturday, December 2, 2017! The magical event - showcasing illuminated floats, giant helium character balloons, marching bands, & more - travels from McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium south on Bicentennial Blvd to Business 83! #MHP2017#ChristmasinMcAllen #NavidadenMcAllen #McAllenHolidayParade

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Lighted Boat Parade

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jim’s Pier, 211 W Swordfish St
South Padre Island, TX 78597 United States
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The route begins at South Point Marina; Judging at The Painted Marlin Grille at Jim's Pier on the Laguna Madre. Enjoy a cool winter breeze and watch as boats of all sizes cruise by decorated in their holiday finest. Designated viewing areas throughout the route offer free public viewing, as the bay sparkles with the light of these beautifully decorated boats! Fun for the entire family!

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RGC Christmas Movie Parade

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

Fri. Dec 8th Christmas Movie Parade starts at 7pm on Main Street Rio Grande City, Texas

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Noche de Paz 2017

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, December 9th for Noche de Paz at San Juan Municipal Park! Admission and parking will be FREE for everyone. There will be musical performances by La Leyenda, Roger Creager, and Jaime y Los Chamacos. So come out and enjoy the food, carnival, parade, and games!  **A Cook-Off contest will also be held with $5,000 in cash and prizes! So register today by filling out the registration form (http://www.cityofsanjuantexas.com/cosj2/blog/noche-de-paz-2017/) and turning it in at our Parks & Recreation Office…

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Port Isabel’s 1st Annual Hometown Holiday Parade

December 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Laguna Madre Youth Center, 190 Port Rd
Port Isabel, TX 78578 United States
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City of Port Isabel Announces Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and “Hometown Christmas” Holiday Parade The City of Port Isabel will kick off the 2018 holiday season with their 10th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. On Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m., Beulah Lee Park will once again be the site for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will feature live performances by school groups from Garriga and Derry Elementary Schools and the Port Isabel High School. Vendors will…

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