While there have been a few cities that have already had some of their Christmas celebrations – tree lightings, parades – this past week, there are still several cities throughout the Valley that are doing their start of Christmas season celebrations this week and next weekend. If your city isn’t listed, look for them online or on Facebook to see if they are having an event.
Just like clockwork every season, the well-known Nikki Rowe sing and dance group Razz Ma Tazz is making their rounds to the parks again. Every year, the Winter Texans look forward to this group visiting their park.
This talented group of high school students take their Christmas show on the road throughout the Valley, cheering up Winter Texan Park residents along the way. The group performs Christmas favorites along with other Christmas medleys that entertain the crowd.
The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg proudly present their Annual Night of Lights Parade. The parade will take place on Friday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in the Edinburg Downtown District.
Citizens may enjoy an evening of lights and entertainment as this year's theme is “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”. The parade route will begin at Richard Flores Stadium moving north on Closner Blvd and will end one block north of the Hidalgo County Courthouse.
The enchanted Rio Grande Valley Ballet: The Nutcracker comes to town this winter for an out of this world performance. You’ll spend the evening suspended in mid-gasp, unable to take your eyes off of the faultless dancers for the most wonderful night.
The performances will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center on December 4 and 5 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at mcallentheater.com.
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) presents a community Holiday Market to kick off this year’s annual Christmas Tree Forest “Christmas in the RGV” on Sunday, December 5.
The annual exhibition of trees presented by the IMAS Guild has been an IMAS tradition for half a century. Participants each year decorate their trees with hand-crafted ornaments and decorations according to a theme. This year’s theme is “Christmas in the RGV,” and participants include Junior League of McAllen, McAllen ISD, IDEA College Prep, Florence J. Scott Woman’s Club, and student groups from McAllen ISD, PSJA North, and IDEA College Prep among others.
The Gladys Porter Zoo will be hosting its annual holiday celebration, Zoo Nights and Lights. This family-friendly event offers holiday spirit and fun for guests of all ages as well as a romantic setting for a date night.
This year, the Gladys Porter Zoo is doing things a bit differently. In order to spread out attendance and give guests more opportunities to visit, Zoo Nights and Lights will be held for two weekends rather than one. The scheduled weekends are December 3rd-5th and 10th-12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.
VMHS Harlequin Drama Club to perform Xanadu
The Harlequin Drama Club takes to the stage for the production of Xanadu in December at the Veterans Memorial High School Performing Arts Center.
Xanadu follows the journey of Kira that descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach and is sworn to three things: to inspire mortals, never reveal her identity and never, ever fall in love. However, when she inspires struggling artist Sonny to create the first roller disco, Kira falls into forbidden love and her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation.