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
The 4th annual McAllen Holiday Parade takes place Saturday, December 2, 2017! The magical event - showcasing illuminated floats, giant helium character balloons, marching bands, & more - travels from McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium south on Bicentennial Blvd to Business 83! #MHP2017#ChristmasinMcAllen #NavidadenMcAllen #McAllenHolidayParadeFind out more »
The route begins at South Point Marina; Judging at The Painted Marlin Grille at Jim's Pier on the Laguna Madre. Enjoy a cool winter breeze and watch as boats of all sizes cruise by decorated in their holiday finest. Designated viewing areas throughout the route offer free public viewing, as the bay sparkles with the light of these beautifully decorated boats! Fun for the entire family!Find out more »
RGV Ballet's The Nutcracker McAllen Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm Tickets: $50.00* $40.00* $30.00* *Plus Fees On sale beginning Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 am. Available atwww.ticketmaster.com & the McAllen Convention Center Box Office, open weekdays 10:00am - 5:00pm.Find out more »
Join us for our next Coffee Date! Get out and mingle with some moms, bring the kids, have a cup of joe, and gather. Everyone is welcome! PJ Pies in McAllen will treat our moms to a small cup of coffee or else try their specialty drinks and delicious food. They normally open at 10:00 AM but they are opening their doors early just for us! *********************** Thank you and see you on December 5th!Find out more »
Join us as we expand our habitat. Help us in establishing plants for butterflies, insects, and birds, and learn useful tips on how to plant natives in your own yard. Water and tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own as well. Dates: Wednesday, September 20th Wednesday, December 6th Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Find out more »
No zombie apocalypse. No alien invasion, This is a simple and practical guide to dealing with real emergencies in our ecoregion, presented by Texas Master Naturalist and Survival expert Neil Cassady. Registration required. Dates: Dec 6th: Communications Dec 13th: Cutting Tools & techniques Dec 20th: Containers & uses Jan 10th: Combustion Jan 17th: Cover and Cordage Fee: Free for members, $2 non-membersFind out more »
Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 6PM Snacks and Refreshments Surprise Guests! 3rd Annual Letters to Santa Christmas Coloring Contest Festival of TreesFind out more »
Ballet Folklorico & Mariachi Aztlan The School of Music at UTRGV invites you to celebrate “A Mexican Christmas” with the Mariachi Aztlán and the Ballet Folklórico. Discover the wonderful and unique traditions surrounding Christmas in Mexico and enjoy the beauty of Mexican folk music and dance presented by our nationally award winning mariachi and ballet. General Admission: $10Find out more »
Preschool children and their parents will have BUCKETS OF FUN with hands-on, nature- inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movements and exploration! Adults and children must dress for outdoor activities. Date: Thursdays Time: 10:00- 11:00 am Fee: $3 program fee per child. (Adults: $3 regular admission, $2 seniors) Large groups, please register in advance.Find out more »
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