LIST: Christmas events scheduled across the Valley

2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago Thursday, November 30 2023 Nov 30, 2023 November 30, 2023 9:56 AM November 30, 2023 in News - Local

Christmas events are happening across the Rio Grande Valley.

Check out the list below for the scheduled holiday events. This list will be updated periodically as we learn of more events.



Gladys Porter Zoo - Zoo Nights & Lights

Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Benito 

San Benito Christmas Tree lighting

Thursday, Nov. 30
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Heavin Memorial Park

South Padre Island

South Padre Island will have holiday festivities all weekend long starting on Thursday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 3.

The festivities begin with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at the South Padre Island Visitor Center on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

The Annual Christmas Street Parade on Padre Blvd is set for Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

The 37th Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Firework Display at the Entertainment District & The Green at Jim's Pier will happen on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

Winter Wonderland at The Green at Jim's Pier on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa at South Padre Island Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Edinburg - Lighting of the Tree/Night of Lights Parade

201 W. McIntyre Street/1906 S. Closner Boulevard
Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m./Friday, December 1, 7 p.m.

La Joya -Country Christmas Parade

Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

Leo Avenue

La Joya Toy Drive

Accepting donations through Dec. 16

Drop off location: La Joya Fire Department 

McAllen - 10th Annual Holiday Parade

Dec. 2 6 p.m. - McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium

Mercedes - Christmas Tree toy drive

Accepting donations through Friday, Dec. 8

Drop off your unwrapped gifts at these locations: City Hall, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, Borderland Hardware, Sonic, Extreme Nutrition, Coach's Pharmacy, The Grind Gym, Pave The Way Family Church, Top Gym, and Texas National Bank.

Pharr - Christmas Tree lighting at 7pm

Happening during the Winter Wonderland Market

Friday Dec 1st at Downtown Park

Weslaco - Lighted Christmas Parade

A Merry "Movie" event

Saturday, Dec. 9

6 p.m. Downtown Weslaco 

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