About #MHP2018

Christmas Around The World

McAllen’s biggest, brightest and most anticipated event of the year will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The City will partner with major event and parade production companies to produce The Largest Illuminated Holiday and Helium Balloon Parade in Texas

Tickets to view the parade from Veterans Memorial Stadium are on sale , at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office, 700 Convention Center Boulevard or at www.ticketmaster.com. The stadium seats 13,000, so join neighbors, friends and visitors in McAllen for one of the best seats in the house.

Book your Bright Christmas Getaway starting at just $59 a night and get perks like 25% off dinners, free drinks, discounted Lyft rides and more.

MHP2017

2018 SPECIAL GUESTS

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Jaylon Smith

#54 LB, Dallas Cowboys
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Rod Smith

#45 RB, Dallas Cowboys
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Tony Hill

Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys
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Jay Novacek

Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys
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Anthony Gonzalez

Voice of "Miguel" in film Coco
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Arap Bethke

Actor "La Piloto"
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Carmen Aub

Actriz "El Señor de los Cielos"
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Ivan Arana

Actor "El Señor de los Cielos"
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Rowdy

Dallas Cowboys Mascot
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Dallas Cowboys

Cheer Leaders
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USAF Honor Guard

US Honor Guard
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Bob & Janet Vackar

Grand Marshals


2018 MUSICAL ACTS

Performing at Christmas in the Park

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Jaime y Los Chamacos

Friday November 30
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Jimmy Gonzalez Band

Friday November 30
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Grupo Estruendo

Saturday December 1
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La Sonora Dinamita de Anaidita

Saturday December 1

Dozens of Giant Helium Balloons Will
Float McAllen's Skies

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Style Helium Balloons will float on December 1st, along our parade route. If you would like the chance to steer one of these colossal floating characters, volunteer below below

Tickets Available at: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Avenue, Las Palmas Community Center, 1921 N. 25th Street, Palmview Community Center, 3401 Jordan Road West

Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking For More Business Exposure? Be a Part of a Growing Sensation

McAllen city leaders envision this parade becoming one of the top ten holiday parades in the United States. The organizing committee realizes that this will only be possible with great partnerships and by generating authentic and memorable experiences. Remember that supporting local events is a special way to connect and show you are a community corporate leader.

#MHP Highlights

More than 250,000 Spectators

More than 3,500 Participants

More than 800 Volunteers

1.8 Million TV Viewers

8,708,981 Social Media Impressions

4,634,479 Cross Brand Promotion Impressions

On Site Branding Opportunities


Travel Information

Come Experience the Magic of the McAllen Holiday Parade

event Venue

The one and a half mile long parade route begins at 6 PM, starting from McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N Bicentennial Blvd, where reserved seating is available and heads south on Bicentennial Boulevard to U.S. Business 83, where free seating is available along the route on a first come, first serve basis.

Transport

McAllen Miller International Airport is a city owned, public use airport located two nautical miles south of the central business district of McAllen, a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. 2500 S Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, TX 78503

Hotel & Restaurant

McAllen is home to a wide variety of popular hotels and eateries, you will find excellent hospitality at the heart of our city. Our local restaurants range from modern cuisine to trendy pubs. Experience the flavorful creations of steakhouses boasting extensive menus and local culinary masterpieces to delight the palate.