The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation Department are gearing up for the 28th Annual Candlelight Posada to be held at Archer Park on Dec. 3 from 3 to 10:00 p.m. and December 4 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Organizers invite the public to come enjoy all the activities at this year's event, including the lighted parade, all the wonderful entertainment provided by our community, the Posada procession and of course the many taste tempting delights that will be sold at Archer Park on both days.

The event kicks off with the lighted Christmas parade on Main Street at 7 p.m. and the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas tree on Friday night, and continues throughout the evening with plenty of entertainment for the entire family.

On Saturday night, the community joins in singing along with the nativity procession of the re-enactment of Mary & Joseph seeking shelter at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment will follow throughout the evening.

This year we are pleased to be giving away a complete, in-ground swimming pool valued at $24,000. The drawing for the pool will be Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. and you must be present to win.

For more information or to obtain information or applications for parade, volunteers or sponsorships, please contact Greg Schuller at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce's Creative Incubator at 956-687-2787 or