Candlelight Posada

McAllen's 31st Annual Candlelight Posada and Parade

The holiday season is upon us and with it, the local and long-held traditions of celebration centered on culture and community. Among these is the highly anticipated festival known as McAllen's Annual Candlelight Posada and Parade. Members from the community as well as out-of-towners gather in the city's streets to enjoy a time of giving and joy with friends and family. Join the festivities on Saturday, December 7 in Downtown McAllen.

Last year, the posada brought in over 35,000 guests. All gathered to witness a live nativity procession, Santa Claus and a lit parade involving more than 100 floats. As is tradition, the parade winds down at Archer Park where guests will find three stages for live entertainment and a variety of delicious snacks and beverages. Preparations are already underway by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce to make this year's posada a big success.

Participation Options

Local non-profit organizations have the opportunity of raising funds by reserving a concession booth for the sale of foods at Archer Park. There is no entry fee for non-profits but commercial entries are required to pay a $50 fee. All entries for the parade are currently being accepted. Local business owners are also welcome to be proud sponsors of this event. Contact the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at (956) 682-2871 to learn more.

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Candlelight Posada Photo Gallery

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