Places to Take Christmas Photos for the Holidays in McAllen TX!


Make some magical seasonal memories during the month of December! There are lots of places to take some family photos just in time for the holidays in McAllen! Be sure to check out these amazing places for your upcoming holiday photos! 

All Month Long

the McAllen south pole festival at the McAllen Convention Center

South Pole Festival of Lights

700 Center Ln.

Take holiday-worthy photos all month long, and experience the joy of the South Pole Illuminated Festival. Purchase tickets for your favorite activities, shop the markets, or enjoy savory food at the holiday food court. Don’t forget to get a snapshot with Santa at the gingerbread house!

Plus share your photos of at the:

  • Christmas tree
  • Holiday carnival 
  • NASA Photo exhibit
  • Illuminated Oval Park 

IMAS Christmas Tree Forest

1900 W. Nolana Ave. Take a family photo in the International Museum of Art & Science Christmas Tree Forest and their set of trees with an international theme and decor! Exhibition is free with General Admission purchase.

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Selfie HAUS

2200 S. 10th St. 

Give a whole new meaning to ‘family portrait’ this holiday season with a new and modern pose at Selfie HAUS at the La Plaza Mall. Shop for the perfect holiday outfit right there at the mall and purchase your tickets. 

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Pose With Santa at La Plaza Mall

Don’t forget to snap a shot with Santa at the La Plaza Mall all month long. You can make your appointment for photos with the jolly man online. Don’t forget to show up early at the Grand Court. 

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December 13th

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Ugly Sweater Xmas Party!

4800 N 10th St

 9 PM – 12 PM

Looking for a place to show off your ugly Christmas sweaters? Stop by Bourbon St Grill and celebrate the holidays with your best ugly Christmas sweater! Have some holiday fun and make wonderful memories by participating in karaoke, and giveaways, as well as some good food and drinks! 

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December 14th

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Rock Around the Christmas Tree at the Radisson

2721 South 10th St.

6 PM – 11 PM

Looking for a chance to spend a fun night out with the ladies this holiday season? Meet the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas at the Radisson hotel. Get the ladies together, rock your favorite 50s flair costume, join in on contests, and even more fun. 

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December 15th

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Pet Photos With Santa

821 N Main St

5 PM – 8 PM

Want to take some unforgettable memories with your furry family? Come and take wonderful photos with Santa here at Roosevelts at 7, and dress up your furry companion for the holidays! Come support the Yaqui Animal Rescue with your photo contribution and enjoy raffles, gourmet dog food, and a free pup cup.

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December 16th

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Meet Santa at Payne Pre-owned McAllen

1713 W Expy 83

 5 PM – 7 PM

Santa is coming to Payne Pre-owned and paying a visit to all the good boys and girls! This is an opportunity to take some wonderful Santa photos for FREE!

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December 17th

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Clark Chevrolet Grinchmas Celebration

801 W US BUS 83

10 AM – 12 PM

Clark Chevrolet is hosting a holiday gathering that is fun for the whole family! Celebrate the holidays by taking family photos with the Grinch. There will also be a chance to make some delicious gingerbread cookies that will go perfectly!

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Reindeer Dash with McAllen Parks and Recreation

3401 Jordan Rd.

8 AM – 12 PM

Get sporty with your photos this season and join the city of McAllen for a reindeer dash! Race at the Palm View Community Center and don’t forget to bring your red nose! Participants will enjoy a shirt and a swag bag!

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December 23rd

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Silent Night in the Park

1300 Zinnia Ave

6 PM – 11 PM 

In the mood for some Christmas caroling for the holidays? Then stop by Bill Schupp Park and participate in caroling! This event is free to join and why not take some snapshots of you and your family while you go caroling this year!

Enjoying the Holidays in McAllen? We’d Love to Hear it!

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