Santa Has Landed in McAllen!


When you look up at the sky this December, you may find Santa’s sleigh whizzing by! Luckily for you, Santa will stop by many city of McAllen events too. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa at these four locations!

White flyer for a jolly good market at 17th street, downtown mcallen tx.

Photo courtesy of Facebook.

McAllen Parking Garage

221 S. 15th St.

Valley Street Market presents A Jolly Good Market this Saturday, December 11. Take a photo with Santa as you shop at one of over 30 small businesses that will be present!

Close up of Santa with a brown-haired girl at the mcallen mall

Photo courtesy of La Plaza Mall.

La Plaza Mall

2200 S. 10th St.

Take a picture with Santa until December 24, and book your reservation online! You can choose from the following photo packages:

  • Package A: seven photo prints and digital downloads.
  • Package B: five photo prints and digital downloads.
  • Package C: This package includes five photo prints.

A blue flyer for the South Pole of Texas festival at the mcallen convention center upcoming events.

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South Pole of Texas

700 Convention Center Blvd.

The South Pole of Texas Illuminating Festival offers photos with Santa this year! Visit the event website for more information! Take advantage of other activities throughout the festival, now until January 6, including but not limited to:

  • Train Rides
  • Santa’s Castle
  • Holiday Carnival
  • Gingerbread House

Santa sitting with a girl in blue at the mcallen clothing store

Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch

6712 N. Bentsen Rd.

If you want a holiday-themed photo with Santa, head over to Maddie’s Christmas At The Farm! Bring your camera and take pictures with the entire family and enjoy the following:

  • Hayrides
  • Train rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Playground
  • Walking trails

Opportunities to take pictures with Santa will occur all month long! For more information, contact Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch at (956) 457-3035.

GrinchmasMarket | Explore McAllen

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Spot The Grinch!

221 S. 15th St.

GG’s Boutique presents A Grinchmas Market, where the Grinch will be making a sneaky appearance on Sunday, December 12, at the McAllen Parking Garage!

Tag Us Online!

Tag us in your pictures with Santa on Instagram and Facebook! Use #ExploreMcAllen, #McAllenTX, #PicturesWithSanta and #ThingsToDoInMcAllen.


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