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Illumina Fest to light up the forest

Quinta Mazatlan Illumina Fest Teepees 03Visit Quinta Mazatlán during Illumina Fest to enjoy one of the most unique and beautiful lighting shows in the woods. Illumina Fest features over 2,000 luminarias on the trail, light art installations, live performers, live music, and food. Bring family and friends, kids two and under are free. The event sold out last year, so reserve your tickets now at www.ticketleap.com.

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Mercedes to host Winter Texan Reception

The Mercedes Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Welcome Back Winter Texan Reception at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds Youth Center. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Event has been hosted by the chamber for over 30 continuous years and has become a huge opportunity for the area businesses to thank and welcome back our Winter Texans to the Valley.

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South Pole Illuminated Festival returns for the holidays

South Pole Illuminated Festival webThe new South Pole Illuminated Festival is bringing back magical experiences for the holidays.

The McAllen Convention Center cordially invites the community to help kick-off the Christmas Season at the 9th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park on Wednesday, December 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday musical performances right before the 64-foot, pre-lit Christmas tree will light up Oval Park, along with millions of lights that will be featured in South Pole Illuminated Festival.

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McAllen Holiday Parade to bring music, joy and fun

20181205 McAllen Christmas Parade HMiller 4127 webThe McAllen Holiday Parade organizers recently announced more exciting news to celebrate the Christmas season in the official South Pole of Texas, this time with a Rio Grande Valley musical spectacular that will air across the country. A line-up of 13 of the region’s top high school marching bands from McAllen, Donna, Edinburg, La Joya, Pharr, and Santa Rosa will be “Rockin’ Around the South Pole” as they perform in this year’s parade line-up.

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Harlingen Community Theatre presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

Wonderettes 02 webThe Harlingen Community Theatre, located at 1209 Fair Park Boulevard, presents the charming and fast-paced Off-Broadway smash hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which opens Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m., running two weekends November 19-21 and December 3-5.

The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Brian William Baker and orchestrations by Michael Borth, features over thirty classic ‘50s and ‘60s musical hits, that will keep audience members joyfully entertained during this must-take musical trip down memory lane.

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Edinburg plans Christmas parade

edinburg christmas parade logo webThe 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.

Organizations, schools, marching groups, businesses, and community groups are now welcomed to submit a parade entry by November 19. All entries are encouraged to participate in this year's theme “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”. Participants of the parade must design their floats inspired by different genres of music and/or decades of music.

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Tickets on sale for UTRGV SPI Battle on the Beach

Battle on the Beach webThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday that single-session tickets for the inaugural UTRGV South Padre Island Battle on the Beach, featuring men’s basketball games between UTRGV and Northern Arizona as well as Texas Tech and Incarnate Word on November 20th at the South Padre Island Convention Centre, can now be purchased at UTRGVTickets.com.

UTRGV will face Northern Arizona at 1 p.m. Texas Tech plays Incarnate Word at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and include admission to both games.

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