During the month of December, you can find the perfect event to share the gift of togetherness with your family. This upcoming weekend, you can experience the wonder of Christmas through holiday music, crafts, and shopping in McAllen!
December 14th – Holiday Music Galore!
Don’t miss a chance to listen to some good music at the McAllen International Airport to hear Christmas songs, performed by students from Bryan Elementary School and Hendricks Elementary School. Join the festivities and let these performances light up the holidays.
Be swept into the holiday madness with “How the McAllen Wind Ensemble Stole Christmas”! Listen to the McAllen Wind Ensemble sing holiday classics from all genres, along with special performances from the Rio Grande Valley Children’s chorus!
Jumpstart your weekend with friends and listen to the sounds of Ram Danesse at Santa Fe Steakhouse, or catch Tank & the Gunners at Bodega Tavern while you dine. From blues, contemporary, and experimental genres, McAllen will feed your appetite for live music this weekend.
December 15th – Holiday Crafts
Spread the holiday cheer by attending Santa’s Enchanted Forest! Hosted at Quinta Mazatlán, you and your family can encounter the creatures of the forest and even enjoy a pony ride! Activities and face-painting will be offered for everyone. Don’t worry about getting hungry because food vendors will be stationed nearby to keep the festivities going! For times and ticket prices, read more here.
Las Posadas at McAllen Public Library
If it is too cold for you, visit the McAllen Public Library to celebrate Las Posadas! The library will be hosting you with crafts and games for the whole family! To learn more about this free event, contact the McAllen Public Library.
Fulfill your sugar cravings by registering with the IMAS Museum for a Gingerbread House Workshop! Everything is provided for you so you and your family can build a gingerbread house for Christmas. To take part, you must register online with IMAS.
Want to get a little shopping in McAllen done? Head over to the shops on Upas and 11th Street for “Every 3rd Saturday Evening Market”. Starting at 4:00 PM, you can shop from local artisans, crafters, and vintage dealers. This will also be a pet-friendly event! To learn more, click here.
December 16th – Shop on 17th Street
Party with Cine El Rey for their Holiday Market & Bake Sale on Sunday! Listen to live music as you decorate your own Christmas cookies or take a photo with Santa! Grab a last-minute gift or home-baked goods! To learn more, visit Cine El Rey’s Facebook page.