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Nov. 23-Jan. 1:  Santa Claus is coming to town in the Holiday Village in Brownsville, located at Dean Porter Park. Admission is free to the Village and Village hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Nov. 26: The McAllen Town Band Association presents the Town Band Chamber Ensemble Concert from 3- 5 p.m. at the McAllen Public Library Auditorium, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen. Members will perform music from baroque to contemporary. Free admission.

Nov. 27: The McAllen Wind Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m. for the City of McAllen’s annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at the McAllen Convention Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen.

Nov. 30-Dec. 3: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s department of theatre will perform Get Out and Play: A Play About Playing at the Theater for Young Audiences from Thursday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 3. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m., Sunday.

Nov. 28 & Dec. 5,12: The Border Theater Big Band performs every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the theater, located at 905 N. Conway Ave. in Mission. Admission is free and the dance floor is open.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1: The City of Harlingen and Harlingen Convention Bureau will hold the Lighting of the Arroyo at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at McKelvey Park, located at 1325 D. 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen. Call (956) 423-5440 for more information. There will be free admission and parking, food vendors, holiday performance and activities. The Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 beginning on Jackson St. in downtown Harlingen.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1: The City of Edinburg, the Edinburg EDC and the Edinburg Chamber will hold its night of lights parade on Friday, Dec. 1 at the City of Edinburg Courtyard, located at 415 W. University Dr. The event kicks off Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the tree. The parade takes place at 6 p.m. beginning on the corner of University Dr. and Sugar Road and ends at the Hidalgo County Courthouse parking lot. For more information call (956) 383-4974.

Dec. 1: The City of South Padre Island and the SPI Convention Center will hold its Christmas Parade at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. The route will be from Mars Ave. to Kingfish Ave. on South Padre Island.

Dec. 1: The City of Pharr will holds its Christmas Posada from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in downtown Pharr. There will be snow, ice-skating, Christmas music by Clueless and food. The event is free.

Dec. 1: The City of McAllen will hold its Christmas in the Park and Candlelight Posada from 5 p.m. To 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 and from noon to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 2, in McAllen Municipal Park, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen. Music will be performed by Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz and Los Musicales on Dec. 1. Solido will perform Dec. 2. The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Museum, the Budweiser Clydesdales and Heart of America Carnival will also be on hand for the event. Call (956) 681-3333 for more information.

Dec. 1-2: The UTRGV Opera Theater will perform “The Ugly Princess” as part of its Special Event Series at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Performing Arts Complex, located at 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students with ID. Call (956) 882-7025 for more information.

Dec. 1-Jan. 1:  The Hidalgo Festival of lights will be held the entire month of December at various locations throughout the city of Hidalgo but 704 E. Texano Dr. is a good starting location. Hidalgo Festival of Lights is the largest lighting display in Texas with more than 3 million lights and more than 500 large lighted displays on a 3-mile trail through Hidalgo. Open Narrated Trolley rides, entertainment, food and more. Tickets are $12 for the dinner package, $5 for the trolley tours and $1.25 for rides.  Call (956) 843-5311 for more information.

Dec. 2: The Mcallen Holiday Parade will be held, Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 6 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. At McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadiunm, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd., where reserved seating is available, and heds south to U.S. Business 83 where free seating is available along the route on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets available at the Mcallen Conention Center Box Office.

Dec. 2: The City of Brownsville will hold its Holiday Lighting Ceremony from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Washington Park, located at 700 E. Madison St., Brownsville. There will be artisan vendors, elfish entertainment, games, a holiday movie at 7 p.m. (Elf, bring your lawnchairs) and more. The event is free. Call Shannon Guerrero at (956) 655-1065 for more information.

Dec. 2: The Border Theater presents Ralph Kuster's Timeless Pieces performance at 2p.m., Saturday. The theater is located at 905 N. Conway in Mission. Tickets are $10. Call (956) 369-3603 for more information.

Dec. 5:  The Sky Tower Club will host Chamber Concert I - A Chopin Affair with guest artist, Dzmitry Ulasiuk, piano performance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Sky Tower Club located on the 17th floor of the Chase Bank Tower in McAllen. This event ticket includes savory appetizers, cocktail wine, mini-desserts and a marvelous 40-minute music program from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at tickets.vendini.com.

Dec. 6-10:  The Pharr Community Theater will perform "A Tejano Christmas Carol," adapted and directed by Pedro Garcia, from Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 6-10 at the theater, located at 213 W. Newcombe in Pharr. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors, military and all students. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Call (956) 239-0412 or (956) 655-9308 for more information.

Dec. 8-17:  The Camille Playhouse presents Irving Berlin's musical White Christmas from Dec. 8-17 at the theater, located at 1 Dean Porter Park in Brownsville. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for students with ID and &7 for children 12 and under. There are also Winter Texan Specials for becoming a member. Call (956) 542-8900 for more information.

Dec. 9: The City of Port Isabel will hold its first Hometown Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. The parade will take place in front of the Laguna Madre Youth Center on Port Road. The route will head east on Queen Isabella Blvd. and end at the Port Isabel Events Center. The annual Christmas Lighting will take place at 7 p.m. at Beulah Lee Park. There will be live performances and food and drink vendors. Call (956) 943-2682 for more information.