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Valley Calendar - From December 19, 2013 Issue

Dec. 19 – Juarez-Lincoln High School will present its Christmas Concert at the La Joya Performing Arts Center, 200 Coyote Dr., 7 p.m., $6. Call (956) 580-5160 for ticket information.

Dec. 19 – Mid-Valley Lighted Christmas Parade runs from Pike to 6th on Texas Blvd. at 6 p.m. Parade leads to Alfresco Weslaco on the city hall parking lot.

Dec. 19 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen, presents Christmas Concert in the Park with Tish Hinojosa, 6 p.m. $10 per person. Refreshments served.

Dec. 19 – San Benito will hold a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Benito Municipal Building.

Dec. 19-20 – El Paseo Arts Foundation will present “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays” at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Fun starts with Hors d’oeuvres and drinks at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the SPI Visitors Center and Paragraphs on SPI.

Dec. 19-22 and 22-29 – Camille Lightner Playhouse, 500 E. Ringgold Street, Brownsville, presents “Shrek the Musical,” 8 p.m. Admission. Call (956) 542-8900.

Dec. 21 – Estero Llano Grande, 154 Lakeview Drive, Weslaco will celebrate Christmas with buenuelos and hot chocolate from 8-10 p.m.

Dec. 21 – Mission Historical Museum will host a Christmas luncheon at 11:30 p.m. Entertainment by Valley Community Choir, who will sing Christmas songs and tell Christmas stories. Call (956) 580-8646 for more information.

Dec. 21 – Port Isabel Historic Ghost Tours start at lighthouse at 8 p.m. $10. Call (956) 943-7602 for information.

Dec. 21 – San Benito will host Downtown Market Days at the 100 block of Batts Street and Sam Houston Blvd. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, presents Disney Junior Live: Pirates and Princess Adventure 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. Tickets are $30- $223.

Dec. 28 – Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” 3 p.m., Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fairpark Blvd. Tickets $37-$68.

Dec. 28 – Superheroes 5K benefitting the March of Dimes will be held at Edinburg Municipal Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $25; late registration is $35.

Dec. 31– McAllen’s New Year’s Eve Bash, Oval Park at McAllen Convention Center will feature Little Joe as entertainment and fireworks at midnight.

Dec. 31 – South Padre Island New Year’s Eve Fireworks at 12 a.m. on the beach at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd.

January

Jan. 1 – First Day Hikes will be held at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (tram ride for those with limited mobility). Regular Park admission of $5 applies.

Jan. 1– South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip, 10 a.m. Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd. Dip in Gulf of Mexico at noon.