Experience an Unforgettable Weekend with the McAllen Holiday Parade and Other Festive Events!

McAllen Holiday Parade 2018 | Explore McAllen
Courtesy of McAllen Holiday Parade via Facebook

The largest illuminated holiday parade in Texas will happen THIS WEEKEND! With celebrity appearances and meet-and-greets, there is so much to look forward to with family! Aside from the parade, there are also other events leading up to it that you will definitely enjoy.

The Heart of America Carnival

Christmas In The Park | Explore McAllen

Thursday, November 29th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
With all of your favorite foods, rides, music and a whole lot of fun, how can you resist the carnival? Take your kids out for a great time! All-you-can-ride tickets are being sold at the McAllen Community Center and all McAllen ISD Schools.

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park 2018 | Explore McAllen

Friday, November 30th from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Saturday, December 1st from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Come out and enjoy some live entertainment from the Jimmy Gonzalez Band and Jaime y los Chamacos on Friday and Grupo Estruendo and La Sonora Dinamita de Anaidita on Saturday.

The McAllen Holiday Parade

McAllen Holiday Parade | Explore McAllen

Saturday, December 1st at 6:00 PM
Special guests for the parade include several legends from the Dallas Cowboys along with their cheerleaders and mascot, Rowdy. In addition, Anthony Gonzalez (voice of Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco) will be on the list of celebrity appearances.

The Rio Grande Valley Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Rio Grande Valley Ballet | The Nutcracker | Explore McAllen

Saturday, December 1st from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Sunday, December 2nd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Rio Grande Valley Ballet’s The Nutcracker! This fascinating show is guaranteed to entertain and inspire people of all ages! Come out and experience McAllen’s longest-running show!

Have Fun, Explorers!

This weekend is the perfect way to channel your inner Christmas cheer in McAllen! Take the whole family out and get in the holiday spirit with these events. You can find more information on tickets being sold here. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram!

We’ll see you out there!


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