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!
From our Community Calendar
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 $15Find out more »
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).Find out more »
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-membersFind out more »
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-membersFind out more »
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