Photo Courtesy of the Valley Symphony Orchestra
Have a holiday-themed date night at the McAllen Performing Arts Center with the Valley Symphony Orchestra, enjoy live music at the final Sunset Live: Outdoor Concert Series event of the season on Saturday evening, and end Sunday with free yoga at The Landmark! Read on for more things to do in McAllen this weekend!
Friday, December 13th
- Come out and support a variety of small businesses at the Holiday Market at Azucar y Sal from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM.
- All new and existing IMAS members are invited to the 2019 Member’s Night: Winter Blast event from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Members can enjoy refreshments and fun activities!
- Listen to local musicians and shop from 50 different vendors and artists at the A Nightmare Before Christmas Show at Yerberia Cultura from 7:00 PM until 1:00 AM. There is a general admission fee of $5 per person at the door.
- Bring your friends and family to the two-day art and music celebration Illumina Fest at Quinta Mazatlán from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM this evening and on Saturday, December 14th. There is an admission fee of $5 per person. Click here to purchase. Kids under two years of age get free admission.
- A Touch of Frost: The Annual VSO Holiday Tradition will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Tickets are available online. Click here to purchase.
Photo Courtesy of Sunset Live: Outdoor Concert Series
Saturday, December 14th
- The IMAS welcomes families to get into the holiday spirit with their Gingerbread House Workshops. This event is scheduled every Saturday in December with a variety of workshop timeslots. There is a fee of $5 per participant. Click here to register. Note: workshop fees do not include the cost of general admission.
- Try Tai Chi in the Park at the McAllen Nature Center from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM. There is a suggested donation fee of $1 per person.
- Join LACKS Dasher and Prancer 5K Run/Walk at Fireman’s Park beginning at 8:30 AM. There is a fee of $25 per adult and $10 per child. Please click here to register.
- Enjoy a guided walk during Birding Our Backyard at Quinta Mazatlán from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM. There is a park admission fee of $3 per person.
- Shop locally at the McAllen Farmers Market from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
- Shop from over thirty local vendors at the Christmas Market at the Trenton View Shopping Center from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Plus, stop in for “Selfies with Santa” at noon.
- Holiday Market: Bells will be Ringing will be held at Moonstruck Market from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
- Stop by the Holiday Market at Nikki Rowe High School from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. There will be food trucks, art, crafts, and more!
- Anime Boom 1-Year Anniversary Sale will be going on from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Stop by Anime Boom for awesome deals, all-day anime screenings, and the “2x Spicy Ramen Challenge.”
- Practice Yoga at the McAllen Farmers Market from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
- Snap a photo with Santa Claus at Desperado Harley-Davidson from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
- The Writing from the Heart Workshop will be held at Luna Coffee House from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. There is a $5 fee per participant on-site.
- Bring your friends and family to the C & Y Christmas Party at the American Legion Loyal Service Post 37 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. There will be food, games, cookie icing, and more!
- Join the Worldwide Pet Products Factory Outlet Grand Opening Event from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. There will be free hot dogs for the first 125 guests to arrive.
- Experience the newest attraction at the Kickin Axes RGV Grand Opening event beginning at 3:00 PM. There will be food trucks, giveaways, and door prizes. Do you want to guarantee your axe throwing station? Contact Kickin Axes at (956) 456-2221 to make your reservation.
- Visit the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Sneaker Fest at the McAllen Creative Incubator from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There is a general admission fee of $25 per person. Click here to purchase.
- Take your holiday photos as Santa Visits Growing Smiles Children’s Dental Center from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM.
- Enjoy live music from local artists and shop at the artisan market during the pet-friendly event known as Sunset Live: Outdoor Concert Series held at the McAllen Convention Center’s Oval Park from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
- A Magical Christmas Tree paint night will be held at J’aime Les Livres from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There is a $35 fee per participant with all materials included. Click here to reserve your spot.
- Join the first edition of the Kanna Social Club happening at Brewsome from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. There will be top CBD brands and retailers from the Rio Grande Valley providing different CBD products, live artisanal painting from local artists, and more! Click here to register online for free.
- Enjoy performances from local talent during the Holiday Special: Variety Show by MDA Acting & Friends at Luna Coffee House from 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM.
- A Toys for Tots Benefit Show will be held at Yerberia Cultura beginning at 9:00 PM. There is a suggested $6 to $10 donation at the door or bring an unwrapped toy of $10 in value.
- Join the annual Ugly Sweater Social for dancing and food all night long. This event will be held at Rhythm Room from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM with a $10 fee per person.
Photo Courtesy of The Wish Market
Sunday, December 15th
- Enjoy a bike ride with the Sun & Ski Sports Team during their Sunday Sapo Gravel Ride from 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Meet at their La Plaza Mall location and don’t forget your helmet and water bottle!
- Cats + Dogs Street Art Workshop for Kids will be happening at Kaboom Comics from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. There is a fee of $10 per participant with all workshop materials provided. Please register by visiting the Events Section on their Facebook page and selecting “Going.”
- A Chanukah Party will be held at the McAllen Public Library from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Learn about the holiday of Chanukah with stories, songs, crafts, and more! Recommended for children five and under.
- Stop by The Wish Market 4th Edition at The Yard from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
- Bring your little ones for stories, signs, and playtime at Baby Storytime! This event will be held at the McAllen Public Library from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
- Pure Golden Hour will be held at The Landmark featuring a free, one-hour yoga class hosted by The Shala on Main from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM. There will be live music by The Dirty Birdies and it’s a 21+ only event.
- Join a staff member for Art in the Park at the McAllen Nature Center from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There is a suggested donation of $1 per person.
Have a Great Weekend, Explorers!
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