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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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EKC 5K Color Run

December 2, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tom Wilson Youth Sports Complex, 3139 Wilson Rd
Harlingen, TX United States
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Nature Tots: Nature’s Kitchen

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$3.00

A special hour of "nature play" designed specifically for our youngest visitors- ages 1-3. Children explore the feelings and sounds of a variety of nature items, such as sands, rocks, water, sticks, and mud in hands-on, exploratory stations set up in a different weekly theme. Date: Saturdays Time: 9:30- 10:30 am Fee: $3 program fee per child (Adults: $3 regular admission, $2 seniors).

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Bird Feeder Ornament

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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$3 - $5

Add some holiday cheer to your yard with a beautiful cookie cutter bird feeder ornament created by you. You’ll provide birds with a little snack, and they in turn will add even more beauty to your garden. Attendees will receive a coupon for EWBC cookie cutters. Registration required. Date: Saturday, Dec. 2nd Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members

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Recycle Ornament Crafts

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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$2 - $4

Any time of the year is the time for recycling! Instead of buying new ornaments and decorations this holiday season, make fun and creative ornaments out of recycled materials. Please call 956-381-9922 to register. Date: Saturday, Dec. 2nd Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Fee: $2 members, $4 non-members

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At a Glance

Sun 23

Fiesta de Palmas Festival (McAllen)

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue 25

Prenatal Yoga

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Thu 27

Artisan Market (Mission)

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1113 E 2 Mile Line
Thu 27

Lactation Care Center Class: Effectively Maintaining Milk Supply (McAllen)

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Fri 28

Glitzy Glam Kids Art Night (Harlingen)

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
121 South Commerce st
Sat 29

Run Like a Princess 5K (Mission)

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
1801 S. Inspiration Rd.
Sat 29

Teddy Bear Clinic/Trauma and Injury Prevention Expo

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
301 W Expressway 83
Sat 29

Vintage On Main- Market Days

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1409 N. Main
Sat 29

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Sat 29

Brownsville Farmers’ Market

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 29

Prenatal Yoga

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 29

8th Annual Pachanga in the Park

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun 30

Community Night at Children’s Museum of Brownsville

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
501 E Ringgold St
Oct 02

Fright Night Octoberfest at Cine El Rey (McAllen)

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
311 S. 17th St
Oct 02

Prenatal Yoga

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Oct 03

Fall Young Adventurer Days (IMAS)

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1900 Nolana Ave W
Oct 04

Sand Castle Days (SPI)

October 4 - October 7
6900 Padre Blvd
Oct 04

Lactation Care Center Class: Safety (McAllen)

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Oct 05

Monte de los Muertos at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 06

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Oct 06

Brownsville Farmers’ Market

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 06

Boy Scouts Robotics Workshop at IMAS (McAllen)

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Oct 06

Prenatal Yoga

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Oct 06

Fall Fun at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 06

Monte de los Muertos at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 06

2nd Annual Color Me Pink 5K Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness (Edinburg)

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
714 S. Paul Longoria, Edinburg, TX 78542
Oct 07

Fall Fun at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 07

Monte de los Muertos at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 09

Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Support Group-English (McAllen)

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Oct 09

Fright Night Octoberfest at Cine El Rey (McAllen)

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
311 S. 17th St
Oct 09

National Night Out (Weslaco)

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
255 S Kansas Ave
Oct 09

Prenatal Yoga

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Oct 11

Buckets of Fun at Quinta Mazatlan (McAllen)

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 11

Lactation Care Center Class: Infant Feeding and Behavior Class (McAllen)

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Oct 12

Discount Days at Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)

October 12 - October 14
500 E Ringgold St
Oct 12

Monte de los Muertos at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 13

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Oct 13

Brownsville Farmers’ Market

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 13

Zombie Charge (SPI)

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6900 Padre Blvd
Oct 13

Prenatal Yoga

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Oct 13

Fall Fun at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 13

Monte de los Muertos at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 13

Halloween Festival Featuring Fright Night 5K (McAllen)

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1000 S Ware Rd
Oct 14

Brite’s Special Spot – Art for Special Needs Kids (Brownsville)

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
501 E Ringgold St
Oct 14

Girl Scouts: Brownie Workshop at IMAS (McAllen)

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Oct 14

Fall Fun at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 14

Monte de los Muertos at Donna’s Corn Maze

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
807 N. Valley View Rd.
Oct 16

Fright Night Octoberfest at Cine El Rey (McAllen)

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
311 S. 17th St
Oct 16

Prenatal Yoga

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Oct 18

Buckets of Fun at Quinta Mazatlan (McAllen)

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

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One Response to December Family Fun in the RGV [2017]

  1. Homar Gonzalez December 31, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Title: FIESTA MEXICANA
    Ticket URL: https://goo.gl/FMtNJu
    Location: Edinburg Auditorium, 415 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX
    Dates: Sat 1/6/18
    Showtimes: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Description:
    Join us for our 2nd Annual Fiesta Mexicana concert featuring the music, dance, and culture of Mexico. This is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else. One of the most recognized mariachi groups in the music industry, Mariachi Rey Azteca, along side the International Award Winning dancers from one of the nations leading Folkloric companies, the Edinburg Folklorico. This program is sure to get you into the Fiesta mood.

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    Also available at Hermes Music and BootJack valley-wide.

    Price: 20.00 to 35.00–10 or more qualify for group rate

    Contact Info:
    http://www.topboxtickets.com
    9566311411

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