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Dec. 31 – New Year’s Fireworks on the beach at 9:15 p.m.

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 Laser 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. 1-2 – Winter Texan Night Week at Killer Bees vs. Corpus Christi Rays. Buy one ticket for $7 and get one free. State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, 7:30 p.m. Call (956) 221-1575.

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.

Jan. 7 – RGV Activity Directors attend Entertainment Showcase at Park Place in Harlingen.

Jan. 7-8 – McAllen International Travel Show will be held at the McAllen Convention Center, featuring live entertainment, prizes, booths with travel destinations and lots of fun. Admission is free.

Jan. 8 – 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.

Jan. 8 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “Birding King Ranch” by Tom Langschied. Admission, $3.

Jan. 10 – Little Graceland on Highway 100 in Los Fresnos, presents Elvis Festival 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gates open 9:30 a.m. Museum open 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For information call (956) 233-5482.

Jan. 10 – A walking tour of Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Guests will meet at the old city Cemetery on 6th Street.

Jan. 10 – Port Isabel’s 31st Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk will be held. Starts at 10 a.m.

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will have its Annual Quilt Show. MHM is open Tues. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 580-8646 for more information. Go by and vote for your favorite quilt. Free admission.

Jan. 12 – University of Texas-Brownsville presents Richard Urbis, internationally renown, Julliard-trained pianist, in the Texas Southmost College Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 senior citizens.

Jan. 15 – Activity Directors attend Entertainers Showcase II at Mission Bell.

Jan. 15 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “South Texas Birds,” by Cliff Shackleford, Ornithologist, TPWD, 6 p.m. Admission: $3.

Jan. 15 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will host a quilting techniques program at 2 p.m., free admission.

Top News

  • HOliday Activities Roundup

    Time is flying and the weather in the Rio Grande Valley is wonderful. The “most wonderful time of the year” is here as the entire month of December has become a prolonged, delightful Christmas season with all it’s wonderful sights and sounds and joyous praises. Here is a roundup of some of the Rio Grande Valley’s most popular activities planned for this Christmas season.

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  • Hidalgo Festival of Lights Dinner Concert & Trolley tours schedule

    Here is the lineup of nightly entertainment being provided at the Hidalgo Festival of Lights for those planning to participate in the Dinner Concerts and Trolley Tours. The dinner concerts will run Dec. 3 through Dec. 20. The dinner menu consists of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, dinner rolls and dessert with coffee or tea. On weekends there will be a live Superhero Action Show at… Read More +

  • Sweet dulcimer sounds at Green Gate Grove

    MISSION - Annette Sweet paused in between songs and asked Skip Shorb to “do his thing” a little louder – “this is the part when you can go loud,” she said.

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  • Presenting ‘Wizard of Oz’ Dec. 1-2

    McALLEN – One of the most beloved musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” will be performed by the McAllen Memorial High School choir, for their 28th annual musical production.

    Performances will be at the McAllen Memorial High School Auditorium, 101 E. Hackberry, and will play Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.… Read More +

  • Edinburg will have Night of Lights on Dec. 2

    The annual Edinburg Lighted Christmas Parade will take place Friday, Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m.

    The parade begins at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road and ends at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. Look for lighted floats created by businesses and schools and marching bands.

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  • ‘A Tejano Christmas’ to be presented in RV resorts

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  • Rio Grande Valley Band getting ready for Christmas

    Members of the Rio Grande Valley Band are returning to the Valley and have begun practicing for their annual Christmas concert to be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen.

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  • UTRGV presents ‘The Life and Times of Winter Texans’

    UTRGV University Productions will present “The Life and Times of Winter Texans,” a collection of eight original sketches by Eric Wiley. In this collection, Wiley, author of the hit comedy “Late Bloomers,” takes a humorous look at the Rio Grande Valley’s colorful, sometimes cantankerous winter visitors.

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  • Nominations sought for Valley Star Awards

    The following list of names of entertainers has been composed for possible nominations for the upcoming Valley Star Awards in February. If your favorite star’s name is not on the list and he or she is returning this season, call Robert or Billie Ferguson at (574) 361-2947 by Dec. 8 and… Read More +

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