The McAllen Holiday Parade will return to a live, in-person presentation this year on Dec. 4. The parade will step off at 6 p.m. from the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd., and will head out on the 1.5-mile parade route. Here, spectators can gather and enjoy the sights and sounds of the entire parade.
“We invite the entire Rio Grande Valley to come to McAllen and enjoy and experience the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas,” said McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos. “I am also proud to announce H-E-B will continue to be the presenting sponsor of the McAllen Holiday Parade for the next three years.”
“H-E-B is proud to continue as presenting sponsor for the McAllen Holiday Parade as this exclusive partnership is our way of saying thank you to the community for their continued support of H-E-B throughout the Rio Grande Valley,” said Tony Gonzalez, director of Merchandising and Marketing for the border region for H-E-B. “The McAllen Holiday Parade brings smiles to the faces of the young and young at heart and all of us who are involved with this parade, from the sponsors and media partners and to the organizers, it is a collaboration of joy and excitement as it represents all of our commitment to this community, to the state of Texas and beyond.”
A sponsor of the parade since its inception eight years ago, Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships provide all the vehicles that pull over the over 50 animated floats.
“On behalf of Bob and Janet Vackar and myself, I’m so happy we are celebrating Christmas in July 2021 as we begin to prepare for the McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B,” said Marsha Green, vice-president of Marketing, Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships. “Bert Ogden Auto Dealerships are very proud to once again ‘pull’ through for our eighth annual international award-winning McAllen Holiday Parade.”
According to McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, the success of the McAllen Holiday Parade is due to the creativity, innovation and passion of the City of McAllen employees involved with the project and the partnership cultivated with the sponsors and partners.
“We are proud of the work we do for the community and we are proud to have such partners and sponsors who share in bringing these events to life and we are especially proud to be celebrating Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, here together in McAllen, the Official South Pole of Texas.”