South Texas Pole Illuminated Festival

Holiday festive light featuring entertainment in mcallen tx

Photo Courtesy of South Texas Pole Illuminated Festival Facebook

South Pole Illuminated Festival is back! Kick off the month-long holiday McAllen events starting on December 1st until January 6th. This festival is located around the McAllen Convention Center and includes several holiday attractions, including:

  • Santa’s Castle
  • Sunset Live Concerts
  • Club Rudolf Laser Show
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Holiday Fireworks Spectacular
  • Interactive photo opportunities
  • Live entertainment in the Holiday Tent

The following activities may require a fee: 

  • Train Rides
  • Holiday Carnival 
  • Holiday Food Park 
  • Photos with Santa
  • Gingerbread House 
  • Hot Chocolate and S’mores Station 
  • Private South Pole Christmas Parties (book online)

Colorful lights in parking lot of mcallen convention center events

Sign up for the Holiday Giveaway!

Enter, by decorating your home or office with Christmas cheer and share a photo on Facebook or Instagram with #southpoleoftexas.

Ticket winners will be selected daily to win a pair of tickets to the new South Pole Illuminated Festival, presented by Junior’s Supermarkets.

Buy Your Tickets Now:

Available for purchase starting November 12th at,, or at the Box Office.


Weekdays $12/adult $7/kids

Weekends and Holidays $15/adult $10/ kids