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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

Wed 17

EWBC Big Days

January 3 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Thu 18
Sat 20

Against Human Trafficking (Mustangs March)

January 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
101 E Hackberry Ave
Sat 20

Discovery Days!

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sun 21

McAllen Marathon

January 21 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 22

Story Time at Southmost (Brownsville)

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
4320 Southmost Rd
Mon 22

McAllen Wind Ensemble Open Rehearsal

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
801 Convention Center Drive
Tue 23

Bird Walks

January 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Tue 23

Story Time at Main Branch (Brownsville)

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2600 Central Blvd
Tue 23

Prenatal Yoga

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Thu 25

Nature Speaker Series: Earth Born- Organics, Russon Holbrook

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 27

Vintage On Main- Market Days

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

Texas Citrus Fiesta 2018

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 27

Discovery Days!

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 27

Puppet Show

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 27

Movies at the Park – Boss Baby

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun 28

Spectacular Saturday

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Mon 29

Story Time at Southmost (Brownsville)

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
4320 Southmost Rd
Tue 30

Bird Walks

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

Story Time at Main Branch (Brownsville)

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2600 Central Blvd
Tue 30

Prenatal Yoga

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Feb 02

Girls Night Out Bingo

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
501 E Ringgold St
Feb 03

Photo Adventures

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Feb 03

Discovery Days!

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Feb 06

Bird Walks

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Feb 06

Prenatal Yoga

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Feb 10

Discovery Days!

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Feb 13

Bird Walks

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Feb 13

Prenatal Yoga

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Feb 17

Discovery Days!

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Feb 20

Bird Walks

February 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Feb 20

Prenatal Yoga

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Feb 24

Vintage On Main- Market Days

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1409 N. Main
Feb 24

Skill Series: Quilting/ Sewing

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Feb 24

Discovery Days!

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Feb 25

Harlingen Marathon

February 25 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
1204 Fair Park Blvd
Feb 27

Bird Walks

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Feb 27

Prenatal Yoga

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Mar 06

Bird Walks

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Mar 06

Prenatal Yoga

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Mar 13

Bird Walks

March 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Mar 13

Prenatal Yoga

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm

 

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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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    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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    9566311411

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