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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

Mon 16

Postnatal Core Connection

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - July 28 @ 5:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Tue 17

Prenatal Yoga

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Thu 19

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Bass Pro Dr
Thu 19

Lactation Care Center Class: Baby Behavior (McAllen)

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Thu 19
Fri 20

Movies and Music: Fun Family Fridays (Alamo)

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
800 E. Main
Sat 21

Resaca City Market Days (San Benito)

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

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Sat 21

Toddler Play Dates: Splash Party

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

Chick-Fil-A Little Chef Academy (McAllen)

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
7340 N 10th St
Sat 21

Community Drum Circles (Mercedes)

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
309 Progress St
Sat 21

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Bass Pro Dr
Sat 21

Postnatal Core Connection Class (McAllen)

July 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 21

Lunada Artisan Market

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 21

FridaFest 2018 (Edinburg)

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
415 W University Dr
Sat 21

Movies in the Park (McAllen)

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1000 S Ware Rd
Sun 22

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Bass Pro Dr
Sun 22

McAllen Vintage Market

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
311 S. 17th St
Mon 23

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Tue 24

Prenatal Yoga

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

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Thu 26

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

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Thu 26
Fri 27

Glitzy Glam Kids Art Night (Harlingen)

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
121 South Commerce st
Sat 28

Vintage On Main- Market Days

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

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Sat 28

Chick-Fil-A Little Chef Academy (McAllen)

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
7340 N 10th St
Sat 28

Play in the Park

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

Postnatal Core Connection Class (McAllen)

July 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 28

Summer Fairy Festival (Edinburg)

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 28

Movies in the Park (McAllen)

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1000 S Ware Rd
Sun 29

Community Night at Children’s Museum of Brownsville

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
501 E Ringgold St
Mon 30

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Tue 31

Prenatal Yoga

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Aug 01

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Aug 02

Lactation Care Center Class: Safety (McAllen)

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Aug 02
Aug 03

Movies and Music: Fun Family Fridays (Alamo)

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
800 E. Main
Aug 04

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Aug 04

Movies in the Park (McAllen)

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1000 S Ware Rd
Aug 05

Kids Appreciation Day at GPZ (Brownsville)

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
500 E Ringgold St
Aug 06

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Aug 07

Prenatal Yoga

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Aug 08

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Aug 09

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

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Aug 09
Aug 11

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Aug 11

Community Campout at the National Butterfly Center (Mission)

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - August 12 @ 8:00 am
Aug 13

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Aug 14

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

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2

 

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

    Contact Info:
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    9566311411

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