Here’s this week’s All Day, All Night events. Plan your weekend and upcoming week. We have events from all the event venues (Performing Art Center, State Farm Arena, HEB), Chamber events (ribbon cuttings, business openings), news from city departments and charity events. 

  

THURSDAY DECEMBER 14

 

Grinchmas 2017

Hosted by Events with Hearts this concert is an opportunity to give back to the community as toy donations will be collected for Toys For Tots. Marines will be at the door collecting unwrapped toy donations. Bands include A Chemical Thought, The Final Burial, Ernest G, The Reflectors, Destructive Cell, Moonlust and The Amber Torture Story. 

Flying Walrus, 204 S. 17th St. - McAllen 

9 p.m. 

 

Posada Navidena

Hosted by the City of Palmview and Palmview Parks & Recreation this community event will have food, music, and dancing for the whole family. 

Palmview Parks & Recreation, 406 W. Veterans Blvd. - Palmview

6 p.m. 

 

A Very Merry Orchestra Concert 

A performance by PJSA Memorial HS Orchestra. 

PSJA Memorial Early College High School, 800 S. Alamo – Alamo

FREE

6 p.m. 

 

Factory Tour 

Discover the world of chocolate with a factory tour at Monza Chocolate Factory. The tour will be 90 minutes which will cover the origins and history of chocolate. Samples available. 

Monza Chocolate Factory, 115 E. Brazil Ave. - Hidalgo 

$8

6:30 p.m. 

Concert & Santa in the Park 

Special guests Praula Winds will be performing. Light refreshments by Lebby Salinas with the Fooducator, Growing Growers/Home Baker’s Market. 

Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. - McAllen 

$3

6 p.m. 

 

Star Wars Glass Night

Buy Quarter Punch, receive a Star Wars tiki glass. Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, R2-D2, Stormtroopers and Yoda will be available. All glassware will be a random distribution and will not be available with other drinks. 

Quarter New Orleans Kitchen, 100 E. Nolana Ave – McAllen 

$10 for glass with drink

8 p.m. 

 

Christmas Night at the Library 

The event will include Christmas Story Time, Christmas Sing-Along, Games, Prizes, Snack and pictures with Santa. 

Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee – Pharr 

FREE

6 p.m. 

 

Yoga Under the Oaks 

This yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Adults and mature children only. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen 

$1 suggested donation 

8:30 a.m. 

 

Bird Walk 

Join John and Sue Thursday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 9 for a bird walk. 

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Rd. - Alamo 

$5 admission

8:30 a.m. 

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15

 

VkDolls Calendar Launch Party 

The VkDoll Models will be showered in gold glitter and gems as they walk across the runway. Stay for pictures, meet and greet plus autographs. 

Barezzito Live, 100 S. 17th St. - McAllen 

$10

9 p.m. 

 

Welcome Back Winter Texans Party 

Discover Mission and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a rescheduling of the their annual fiesta.  The event will feature entertainment, tourist attraction information, discounted food from Ace’s BBQ and Jason’s Deli. 

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, 202 W. Tom Landry – Mission 

11 a.m. 

 

Another Good Friday 

This event will feature Texas’ oldest craft brewery St. Arnold Brewing in a tap takeover. Chrissy Hobbins will be providing giveaways and answering questions. Live music will be provided by Telepathetiks, The Shakes, and Crown Holden Click. 

Roosevelt’s at 7, 821 N. Main St. - McAllen 

6 p.m. 

 

Let Christmas Ring

The McAllen Town Band will be performing multiple Christmas songs. 

McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd. McAllen 

$8 - $25

7:30 p.m. 

 

Beginner Birder Series

Intro to shorebirds with Dr. Rex Stanford. Learn how to identify efficiently. 

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria – Edinburg 

$2 

2 p.m. 

 

Stand up Paddleboard Workout

30 minute SUP Workout will include two laps around the lake with a stationary workout in between. 

Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. 1st St.  – McAllen  

$10 

6 p.m. 

 

Sunset Yoga 

This yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Adults and mature children only. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen 

$1 suggested donation 

6:15 p.m. 

 

Paddle and Pedal Town Lake 

Boat Rental Fees 30 minutes include 2-seater pedal boat $10, 4-seater pedal boat $20, Single Kayak $10, double kayak $20, stand up paddleboard $10. 

Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. 1st St.  – McAllen  

4 p.m. 

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 16

 

Tai Chi in the Park 

Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes and bring water. Please be prompt. In the event of rain the program will be canceled. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen 

$1 suggested donation 

8 a.m. 

 

Stand up Paddleboard Workout

30 minute SUP Workout will include two laps around the lake with a stationary workout in between. 

Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. 1st St.  – McAllen  

$10 

6 p.m. 

 

Chris Rivera Band

Bourbon St. Grill, 4800 N. 10th St. - McAllen 

10 p.m. 

 

Sons of Texas 

Tickets on sale at Hobby Town McAllen. 

Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St. 

$10 presale, $20 door

8 p.m. 

 

Return of The Haskels 

Support by Inkbag, Palatines, Relaspers

Simon Sez, 2007 Orchid Ave. - McAllen 

9 p.m. 

 

All for the kids Festival 

Santa will be available for photos with kids, many different activities for kids. Music will be by Draft, and Raymond Orta will be hosting the raffle event. First prize is a Nissan Sentra. Raffle tickets $25. 

Edinburg Municipal Park, Raul Longoria – Edinburg 

5 p.m. 

 

Cooking in Season 

A cooking demonstration by Chef Chris Dickens. This is a free program on preparing easy meals from fresh farmers market produce. 

McAllen Farmers Market, 4001 N. 23rd St. - McAllen 

Free  

10:30 a.m. 

 

Movies at the Park 

This month Polar Express will be showing in the Oval Park. Bring chairs, blankets and hot coco. 

McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd. - McAllen 

Free 

6:30 p.m. 

 

Winter Wonderland Festival 

Hosted by Hands in Art Studio, this event will feature live music, food vendors, artists, artisan vendors, activities for children, games and prizes. For more information call (956) 605-9393. 

Leo Pena Placita Park, Conway Blvd. - Mission 

Free 

4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17

 

Sunset Meditation 

This meditation program will explore simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen 

$1 suggested donation

6 p.m. 

 

Paintball Charity Tournament 

Hosted by Delta Field Paintball and Aztec Warriors PB Team this event will be raising funds for Casa of Hidalgo County. Entry fee for tournament is either an unwrapped toy or $10. 

Delta Paintball Field, 5605 State Highway 107 – Mission 

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

 

Missy Mayhem 

Meet and greet with Missy Mayhem and RGV Mini Con. This is the last stop in McAllen. 

McAllen Boys & Girls Club, Rooney Center, McAllen 

11 a.m. 

 

Texas Chef’s Association Holiday Pop-Up

Hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Texas Chef’s Association and food will be prepared by culinary teams from Salt – New American Table. Beer and wine will be provided with a chance to participate in a wine tasting featuring the South Texas Wine Review. 

IDEA Headquarters, 2115 W. Pike Ave. - Weslaco 

$20 

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

 

La India Yuridia “Semos Un Equipo”

McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd. - McAllen 

$35 - $65

9:45 p.m. 

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 18

 

2017 LUPE Toy Drive

Help low-income immigrant families by donating new, unwrapped and non-violent toys to the LUPE offices. Toys range form $5 - $15 will help children up to the age of 10 years celebrate the holiday season. 

LUPE Office, 1601 E. Bus. 83 – San Juan

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

 

Sunset Meditation 

This meditation program will explore simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen 

$1 suggested donation

6 p.m. 

 

Beginner’s Yoga 

Program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen

$1 suggested donation 

 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 19

 

4th Annual CAS Winter Concert 

The Creative Arts Studio will have their annual winter concert with students from Hidalgo, Pharr and McAllen. For more information call (956) 566-3936. 

McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St. - McAllen 

$5 presale, $8 door

6:30 p.m. 

 

Yoga Under the Oaks 

This yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Adults and mature children only. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket. 

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen 

$1 suggested donation 

8:30 a.m.