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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

Thu 19

8th Annual Night Out (McAllen)

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4501 N. 34th St.
Fri 20

Edinburg Guitar Festival

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1201 W University Dr
Fri 20

Night Hike (McAllen Nature Center)

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sat 21

Resaca City Market Days (San Benito)

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
223 S Sam Houston Blvd
Sat 21

Bloom RGV: An Event for New and Expecting Moms and Their Support Crew

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1102 W Trenton Rd
Sat 21

Toddler Play Dates: Bees

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 21

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4001 N 23rd St
Sat 21

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 21

Prenatal Yoga

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 21

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 21

Sunset Nature Walk (McAllen Nature Center)

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sat 21

Edinburg Guitar Festival

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1201 W University Dr
Sun 22

Earth Day Extravaganza

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Tue 24

Bird Walks

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Tue 24

Kids Eat Free!

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
137 W Nolana Ave
Tue 24

Prenatal Yoga

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Wed 25

Sunset Geocaching (McAllen Nature Center)

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Thu 26

Reading Between the Wines

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
700 N. Main St
Fri 27

Retooled; Dr Bradley Lecture and Reception

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Fri 27

Glitzy Glam Kids Art Night

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
121 South Commerce st
Fri 27

Night Hike (McAllen Nature Center)

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sat 28

Hooked for Life Kids Gone Fish’n Annual Event

April 28 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 28

DIY Walk of Hope | Raising Infertility Awareness Walk (Harlingen)

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
3139 Wilson Rd
Sat 28

Vintage On Main- Market Days

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1409 N. Main
Sat 28

Play in the Park

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1300 Zinnia Ave
Sat 28

Rio Grande Valley Hurricane Ready Expo 2018

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
400 N. Border Ave
Sat 28

STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy (Mission)

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1814 E Griffin Pkwy
Sat 28

Power of Pollination Puppet Show

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 28

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 28

Prenatal Yoga

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 28

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 28

20th Annual Symphony in the Park

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
80 Fort Brown
Sat 28

Sunset Nature Walk (McAllen Nature Center)

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sun 29

IMAS Youth Art Classes: Sculpting with Clay (Grades K-5)

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Sun 29

Youth Art Class

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Sun 29

IMAS Youth Art Classes: Scuplting with Clay (Grades 6-12)

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Sun 29

Community Night at Children’s Museum of Brownsville

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
501 E Ringgold St
May 01

Bird Walks

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
May 01

Prenatal Yoga

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
May 02

IMAS Young Adventurer Days

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1900 Nolana Ave W
May 02

HomeSchool Days (Event Series)

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
1900 Nolana
May 03

Star Wars Family Fun(Building Wide)

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
May 03

Adult Art Classes: Sculpting with Clay

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
May 03

Adult Art Classes (Industrial Lab)

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
May 03

Adult Art Classes (Industrial Lab)

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
May 03

Cord Blood Banking Dinner Program

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
3100 W. Expressway 83
May 03

Newborn Stem Cell Education Event

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3100 W. Expressway 83
May 04

Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Harlingen)

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
500 W Harrison Ave

 

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

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

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    Location: Edinburg Auditorium, 415 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX
    Dates: Sat 1/6/18
    Showtimes: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Description:
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