Holiday Market Kicks Off IMAS Christmas


Holiday Market Kicks Off IMAS Christmas

IMAS Christmas Tree ForestThe International Museum of Art & Science presents a community Holiday Market to kick off this year’s annual Christmas Tree Forest “Christmas in the RGV” Dec. 5.

The artisan market takes place from 1-5 p.m. In addition to the local artists, the Valley Symphony Orchestra and the McAllen Creative Arts Incubator will participate in the event this year. The community may support these local artists and artisans and then visit the Christmas Tree Forest and museum exhibitions. These include “Imagined Worlds: Exploring the Carlos Melguizo Collection” and the Inaugural IMAS Members Juried Art Show.

Christmas Tree Forest presented by the IMAS Guild has been an IMAS tradition for half a century. Every year, participants decorate trees with hand-crafted ornaments and decorations according to a theme, with “Christmas in the RGV” being the guide this year. Participants include Junior League of McAllen, McAllen ISD, IDEA College Prep and Florence J. Scott Woman’s Club. Student groups from McAllen ISD, PSJA North and IDEA College Prep are some of the participating school groups.

IMAS admission is $3 for general admission and $1 for children 4-12 and Museums for All (WIC/EBT). IMAS Members and children 0-3 are always free.

The museum offers ticket registration at for reservation time slots.