Nov. 27-Jan. 1 – Brownsville’s fifth annual Holiday Village will be open in Dean Porter Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends. There are 27 cottages in this year’s village including old favorites. Houses are lit from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends. Entertainment is provided on weekends by local school groups.
Dec. 1-31 – Hidalgo Festival of Lights. Daily free self-guided tours. For dinner, entertainment and trolley ride tour tickets call (956) 843-5311, or stop by the State Farm Arena box office.
Nov. 27-Mar 31 – The Christmas House in Falfurrias is decorated for the holiday season. Groups of six to 15 preferred. Admission is $8. Call (361) 325-2068 or 800-276-4339 for reservations (required).
Dec. 18 -- The Mid-Valley’s 20th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, “A Frozen Christmas” will be held on Texas Blvd. in Weslaco at 6 p.m.
Dec. 18 -- Jammin’ on Jackson Street with Vance Greek will be held at the Railroad Crossing, 101 E. Jackson Street, Harlingen, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Dec. 18 -- Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center will present pottery making from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. Make reservations by Dec. 15.
Dec. 18-21 -- Camille Lightner Theatre presents “Willie Wonka.” Adults $15, Winter Texan season special, $50. Call (956) 548-8900 for information.
Dec. 20 -- The City of Elsa will hold a “Light of Christmas Celebration” at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Dr. Avilas and Elsa Pharmacy.
Dec. 20 -- Port Isabel Ghost Tour meets at 8 p.m. at Port Isabel Lighthouse, admission, $10. Tickets available at Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and Museums of Port Isabel.
Dec. 26-28 -- Camille Lightner Theatre, Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, presents “Willie Wonka,” Adults $15, Winter Texan Season Special, $50. Call (956) 548-8900 for information.
Dec. 27 -- Port Isabel Ghost Tour meets at 8 p.m. at Port Isabel Lighthouse, admission, $10. Tickets available at Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and Museums of Port Isabel.
Dec. 31 -- New Year’s Fireworks on the beach at 9:15 p.m. sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites and Clayton’s bar & Grill.
Dec. 31 -- Fireworks at Louie’s Backyard to welcome New Year at 12 a.m. Best viewing between Palm and Swordfish on bayside.
Dec. 31 -- McAllen will hold it’s annual New Year’s Bash at Oval Park in front of the McAllen Convention Center. See the Lazer Light Show and enjoy music on three stages.
Jan. 1 -- South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip at noon at Clayton’s Beach Bar.
Jan. 1-- South Padre Island Penguin Plunge into Gulf of Mexico at 2 p.m. at Boomerang Billy’s.
Jan. 3 -- Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, 7200 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville, presents living history program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 541-2785 for information.