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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

McAllen Holiday Parade

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, S Bicentennial Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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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 #McAllenHolidayParade

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Lighted Boat Parade

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jim’s Pier, 211 W Swordfish St
South Padre Island, TX 78597 United States
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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!

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The Nutcracker – RGV Balllet

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Drive
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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$30

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.

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Coffee Date with RGV Moms at PJ Pies

December 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
PJ Pies, 5500 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504 United States
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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!

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Volunteer Planting Day

December 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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Free

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.

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Survival in South Texas Thornscrub

December 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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$2

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-members

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RGC Christmas Tree Lighting on Britton

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rio Grande City, Britton Avenue
Rio Grande City, TX 78582 United States
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Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 6PM Snacks and Refreshments Surprise Guests! 3rd Annual Letters to Santa Christmas Coloring Contest Festival of Trees

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Edinburg: A Mexican Christmas

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539 United States
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$10

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: $10

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Buckets of Fun: Fun with Furs and Mammal Features

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$3.00

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.

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HEB’s Feast of Sharing in RGC

December 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ringgold Elementary Rio Grande City, TX 78582 United States + Google Map

Thur. Dec. 7th HEB's Feast of Sharing at Ringgold Elementary.  5pm-8pm

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At a Glance

Fri 20

Postnatal Core Connection

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - July 28 @ 5:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Fri 20

Glitzy Glam’s Sugar Skull sign painting workshop

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
121 S Commerce st
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

Nail Polish Class

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1104A Upas Ave
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

Cool Craft at Resaca de la Palma State Park (Brownsville)

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1000 New Carmen Avenue
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 05

Reading Rangers at Resaca de la Palma State Park (Brownsville)

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1000 New Carmen Avenue
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

Brownsville Farmers’ Market

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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

 

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

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

    Title: FIESTA MEXICANA
    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:
    http://www.topboxtickets.com
    9566311411

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