Visiting Festival Guests

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the 2023 McAllen Holiday Parade! As we commemorate a decade of vibrant celebrations, Javier Villalobos, Mayor of McAllen, Roel Roy Rodriguez, City Manager, and Joe Vera, Assistant City Manager & Parade Executive Producer, alongside our dedicated team, are delighted to present an event that promises to be more impressive than ever. The City of McAllen is set to charm you with an array of dazzling floats, performances, and a festive atmosphere, creating an experience you’ll remember for years to come.


Cambria Hotel

701 S Ware Rd

McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 618-7207


Friday, December 1, 2023

  • 5:30 pm - Depart Hotel for Tour of Event Grounds at Stadium and Christmas In The Park
  • 6:00 pm - Tour of Event Grounds
  • 7:00 pm - Return to Hotel
  • 7:45 pm - Walk to McAllen Convention Center for Welcome Dinner
  • 8:00 pm - Dinner Begins, Departure is at your leisure

Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • 10:00 am - Tour of Event Command Center (Tentative)
  • 1:20 pm - Walk to McAllen Convention Center for Meet & Greet Operational Overview
  • 2:45 pm - Caravan Departs to Stadium
  • 6:00 pm - Parade Step Off
  • 7:30 pm - Arrive at Parade Demob & await VIP Shuttle to be transported back to Hotel
  • 9:00 pm - Depart Hotel to Dinner

Attire Recommendations


– Waterproof Jacket: Opt for a high-quality waterproof or water-resistant jacket. It should be capable of keeping you dry in case of rain and also provide adequate insulation against the cold.


– Waterproof Walking Shoes/Boots: Ensure your shoes are not only waterproof but also comfortable for long periods of walking. Good grip is essential to prevent slipping on wet surfaces.


– Umbrella: A compact, sturdy umbrella is advisable to carry along, especially if intermittent showers are expected.

Thursday, November 30

High: 80°F | Low: 58°F

Friday, December 1

High: 78°F | Low: 67°F

Saturday, December 2

High: 78°F | Low: 65°F

Host Committee

Joe Vera - (956) 393-8546

Denny Meline - (956) 802-2828

Carina Jimenez - (956) 245-3951

Yajaira Flores - (956) 212-3014

Carlos Espinosa - (956) 648-1236

Cristina Monroy - (956) 388-0635