McAllen Holiday Parade Rolls On

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McAllen Holiday Parade Rolls On

The final float with Santa and his reindeer at the McAllen Holiday Parade.
The final float with Santa and his reindeer at the McAllen Holiday Parade.

On Dec. 7, the City of McAllen held its annual McAllen Holiday Parade, the largest illuminated holiday parade in Texas. Presented by H-E-B, the parade featured 39 giant balloons and 55 illuminated floats all set to celebrate McAllen as the official South Pole of Texas.

The parade began at the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium with a route following Bicentennial towards Business 83. Parade viewing was free along the route, with stadium seating also available in advance with tickets. Local residents and celebrities all rode along in floats decorated by numerous local businesses, schools, commissioners. Special float guests even included those from the Dallas Cowboys.

More than 4,800 participants and volunteers assisted this spectacular parade with more than 250,000 spectators enjoying the show in person. Those who could not attend could also watch from home as the parade aired live on all local channels.

Alongside the parade was Holiday in the Park with vendors and a carnival to enjoy.

Thinker…Creator…Doer. Beth is passionate about life, learning, and all things creative. She has known from an early age that she had a love for journalism and media and spent her time in high school and college as part of the school yearbook, newspaper, and television station. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Texas Pan-American and immediately went on to earn her Master of Arts in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. Beth has 15+ years working in all aspects of the media industry including: client services, graphic design, media creation for print, web, and television, and sales. Yet, she constantly strives to become more knowledgeable and accomplished within the field she loves. Aside from work, she has an active life she truly enjoys. With her husband, she owns her own business in which she uses her creativity to design and sell party printables as well as build, refinish, and paint wood items such as door hangers, decorations, and furniture. She also spends time with her family, husband, two daughters and sweet animals. A few of the things she loves… reading, purple, butterflies, the beach, chocolate, flowers, animals, good quotes, roller coasters and Chinese food.

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