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TBD ALAMO – Photography walks at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Bring your camera and go with our tour guide to the best spots in the refuge to catch wildlife through a lens. For more information, please call 956-784-7500 or visit www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org.

TBD ALAMO – Tram tours at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the refuge aboard our open-air tram in the company of knowledgeable tour guides. For more information, please call 956-784-7500 or visit www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org.

TBD ALAMO – Bird walks at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Come see why we are considered one of the world’s best birding hot spots. For more information, please call 956-784-7500 or visit www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org.

TBD LOS FRESNOS – Photography tours and workshops at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to take great wildlife and nature pictures, or tour with a skilled photographer. Pre-registration and fees apply. For more information, please call 956-748-3607 or visit www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org.

TBD LOS FRESNOS – Bayside tram tours at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and wildlife along the 15-mile bayside drive on our narrated open-air tram. $3 entrance fee per vehicle. Tram tickets: $4 adults, $3.50 seniors and $1 under 12 years. For more information, please call 956-748-3607 or visit www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org.

TBD LOS FRESNOS – Bird tours and walks at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Experience peak season for birds with expert guides. Pre-registration and fees apply. For more information, please call 956-748-3607 or visit www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org.

TBD MISSION – 3rd Annual Welcome Home Winter Texan Party at Leo Pena Placita. Free music, food and refreshments. For more information, please call 956-585-2727 or visit www.missionchamber.com.

TBD MISSION – Butterfly walks at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. (FM2062). Tour our fantastic gardens with an experienced guide. Reservations recommended. For more information, please call 956-584-9156 or visit www.worldbirdingcenter.org.

TBD MISSION – Bird walks at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. (FM2062). Come and try for the “Bentsen Hat Trick” of subtropical bird species: Clay-colored Robin, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet and Ferruginous Pygmy-owl; then look for a Hook-billed Kite to complete the “Bentsen Grand Slam.” Reservations are recommended. For more information, please call 956-584-9156 or visit www.worldbirdingcenter.org.

TBD MISSION – Creatures of the Night at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. (FM2062). Our naturalists will take you on a nighttime adventure as you look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. We might prowl for owls, cruise the roads for javelina, detect bats, black-light for interesting insects, encounter an armadillo, chase after Common Pauraque, or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures and beautiful skies of the evening. Reservations required. For more information, please call 956-584-9156 or visit www.worldbirdingcenter.org.

TBD MISSION – Nature tour at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. (FM2062). Guests will experience the park aboard our open-air tram or in our air-conditioned van with a naturalist as your guide. Enjoy nature in a relaxed atmosphere while your guide reveals the history of the park and its native flora and fauna. Remain in the vehicle or step off briefly and look for wildlife at one of our observation areas. Reservation required. For more information, please call 956-584-9156 or visit www.worldbirdingcenter.org.

TBD WESLACO – 8-10 p.m. – Full Moon Hike at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. We will take a night hike, learn about the stars and constellations and search for scorpions, tarantulas, pauraques, frogs, owls and so much more. Admission is free. For more information, please call 956-565-3919.

1-31 BROWNSVILLE – 10 a.m. – Tuesdays & Thursdays – Ranger walks at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park. Walk the battlefield with a park ranger and learn extra details about the causes of war, why a battle occurred at Palo Alto and how the clash developed. For more information, please call 956-541-2785 ext. 333.

1-31 BROWNSVILLE – Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. – Ranger talks at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park. Park rangers provide interpretive programs on topics ranging from shoes to 19th century politics. For more information, please call 956-541-2785 ext. 333.

1-31 HARLINGEN – 12 Noon – Toastmasters Club every Thursday at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce, 311 East Tyler. Membership fee required. For more information, please call 956-245-1744.

1-31 HARLINGEN – 3-4:30 p.m. – Farmers’ Market every Saturday, where ample fresh produce is available direct from the growers. For more information, please visit www.harlingenfarmersmarket.com.

1-31 MCALLEN – 10-11 a.m. – Garden of Eatin’ Tour every Thursday at Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. Visitors will enjoy an hour-long outdoor guided tour, which focuses on edible/medicinal aspects of the plants, trees, berries and blossoms found in our thornforest, courtyard and gardens. Program is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. For more information, please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

1-31 MCALLEN – 10-11 a.m. – Stroll Through History Tour every Friday at Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. Visitors will enjoy the home’s history, Spanish revival style architecture, native gardens, art gallery and gift store. Program is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. For more information, please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

1-31 MCALLEN – 9-10 a.m. – Woodland Walkabout Tour every Saturday at Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. Visitors are invited to explore McAllen’s big backyard on a guided tour along the half-mile of nature trails surrounding the historic adobe mansion. Program is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. For more information, please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

1-31 MCALLEN – 6-7 p.m. – Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. Enjoy a variety of speakers on Thursday evenings covering everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley. Program is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. For more information, please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

1-31 MCALLEN – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Walk with a naturalist the 2nd Saturday of the month at Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. Special guided walk through the trails exploring a new topic each month. Program is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. For more information, please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

1-31 MCALLEN – 2-4 p.m. – Junior Master Gardener the 3rd Saturday of the month at Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. Program helps to develop the future stewards of the land by igniting a passion for the outdoors. Participants will be involved in hands-on activities, guided trail walks and gardening projects. Recommended age: 6 to 11. Program is $5 per student. For more information, please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

1-31 ROMA – Birding and historical tours at the Roma Bluffs World Birding Center, 610 N. Portscheller St. Offered in the courtyard and on the observation deck. For more information, please call 956-849-4930.

1-31 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Photography exhibits by Ruth Hoyt at the SPI Birding & Nature Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. For more information, please call 956-243-8179.

1-31 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Photography exhibits by Ruth Hoyt at the SPI Birding & Nature Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. For more information, please call 956-243-8179.

1-31 WESLACO – 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Bird walks every Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. Let our knowledgeable park naturalist guide you on a birding adventure to identify some of the 250 plus birds that have been sighted. Admission is free. For more information, please call 956-565-3919.

1-31 WESLACO – 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Butterfly walks every Friday at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. Join a park naturalist and observe the vast numbers of colorful butterflies that are attracted to the park’s gardens. Admission is free. For more information, please call 956-565-3919.

1-31 WESLACO – 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Dragonfly walks every Friday at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. Join a park naturalist and observe the amazing dragonflies and damselflies that are attracted to the park’s wetlands. Admission is free. For more information, please call 956-565-3919.

1 HARLINGEN – 25th Arroyo Holiday Lighting at McKelvey Park, 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip. Enjoy the sounds of the season presented by local groups and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Seating will be limited, so bring your lawn chairs or a blanket. For more information, please call 956-216-5950.

1 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – BASKETBALL – RGV Vipers vs. Iowa Energy at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For more information, please call 1-888-RGV-NBAD.

1 MCALLEN – 8 p.m. – Valley Symphony Orchestra A Touch of Frost Holiday Concert at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd. (Ware Rd. & Exp. 83). The VSO and Chorale perform seasonal favorites. Experience holiday classics as they can only sound when performed live by a full symphony orchestra. Admission: $13-$48. For more information, please visit www.vsomusic.org or call the box office at 956-661-1615.

2 HARLINGEN – 7 p.m. – Start off the holiday season with the RGV Christmas Parade in downtown Harlingen. You might even get a visit from Santa Claus himself. It’s a great way to celebrate the season. If you would like to participate, please visit the new RGV Jaycees website www.rgvjaycees.com.

2 RAYMONDVILLE – Annual Christmas Parade. For more information, please call 956-689-1864.

2 HIDALGO – 7:30 p.m. – RGV Killer Bees vs. Arizona Sundogs at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-PUCK or visit www.killerbeehockey.com.

2 MCALLEN – 7-10 p.m. – McAllen’s Music After Hours Outdoor Concert Series & Art Walk at Archer Park on Main St. & Bus. 83.

2-4 BROWNSVILLE – 6-9 p.m. – Zoo Nights & Lights at Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St. More than 800 luminaria bags will adorn the pathways, lighted animal and holiday fixtures, church and school choirs, arts & crafts show in the special events building. Fee: $2.50 or donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. For more information, please call 956-546-7187 or visit www.gpz.org.

2-4 MCALLEN – Candlelight Posada at Archer Park on Main St. & Bus. 83. For more information, please visit www.mcallen.net.

2-4 MCALLEN – Dias Festivos at the McAllen Convention Center. Features gourmet foods, apparel, fashion accessories, home furnishings, original art and a variety of unique gifts for the holidays. For more information, please visit www.juniorleaguemcallen.com.

3 EDINBURG – 4-11 p.m. – Night of Lights and Parade at UTPA Quad. Parade begins on University Drive at the County Courthouse. Night of Lights kicks off with live family entertainment, music, food booths, games and more. For more information, please contact the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974.

3 HARLINGEN – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Jackson Street Market Days in downtown Harlingen between 4th St. and Commerce. Shop for treasures at an old-fashioned, open-air street fair with antiques and collectibles, crafts, produce and food vendors. Live bands! Free and open to the public. For more info, or to reserve a booth, please call June Ramirez after 10 a.m. at 956-423-4041.

3 HARLINGEN – 7 p.m. – Dance to Ron O’Neil at Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: $4 per person. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

3 HIDALGO – 7:30 p.m. – RGV Killer Bees vs. Arizona Sundogs at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-PUCK or visit www.killerbeehockey.com.

3 PHARR – All America Christmas Fiesta & Lighted Parade. Take your picture with Santa Claus. Listen to Christmas carols. Enjoy live music, food, family fun and kiddie rides, and when the sun sets, witness the official Lighting of the Christmas Tree in front of City Hall. The lighted parade down Cage Blvd. will start at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 787-1481 or visit www.pharrchamber.com.

3 PORT ISABEL – Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on the Laguna Madre Bay. For more information, please call 956-943-2262 or visit www.portisabel.org.

3 RAYMONDVILLE – Willacy County Centennial. For more information, please call 956-689-1864.

3-4 WESLACO – Texas Outdoor Family Event at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, please call 956-565-3919.

4 HARLINGEN – 6:30 p.m. – Square Dance for Needy Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: donations. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

4 PORT ISABEL – Antique & Flea Market at Beulah Lee Park. For more information, please call 956-455-6798.

6 HIDALGO – 7:30 p.m. – RGV Killer Bees vs. Allen Americans at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-PUCK or visit www.killerbeehockey.com.

7 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Lady Broncs vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at the UTPA Field House, 1201 W. University Dr. For more information, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

7 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – RGV Killer Bees vs. Texas Brahams at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-PUCK or visit www.killerbeehockey.com.

7 PHARR – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Pharr Chamber Tamalada. Chamber members and community associates are treated to an RGV staple during the Christmas season, tamales, in appreciation for their membership, support and involvement throughout the year. For more information, please call 956-787-1481.

8-6 EDINBURG – James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre located in the Communication Arts & Science Building inside UTPA. Admission: $12 Reserved and $8 General. For more information, please call the box office at 956-665-3581 or visit www.utpa.edu/theatre.

9 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – BASKETBALL – RGV Vipers vs. Austin Toros at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For more information, please call 1-888-RGV-NBAD.

9-1 1 PHARR – Mexico Artisan Show III at the Pharr Events Center. Come and “Shop Mexico…it’s not Pharr Away,” just in time for Christmas. Visit with over 130 artisans from all over Mexico featuring their unique and colorful cultural products, ranging from jewelry, to pottery, to textiles. Enjoy live mariachis, folkloric dancers and authentic Mexican food and products, all in a lively picturesque environment. For more information, please call 956-787-1481 or visit www.pharrchamber.com.

10 EDINBURG – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Market Days: antiques, collectibles and so much more! Location: Edinburg Town Square. For more information, please contact the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974.

10 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Lady Broncs vs. Stephen F. Austin at the UTPA Field House, 1201 W. University Dr. For more information, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

10 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Broncs vs. Texas A&M International Univeristy at the UTPA Field House. For more information or time, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

10 HARLINGEN – 7 p.m. – Dance to Jerry Bennett at Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: $4 per person. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

10 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – BASKETBALL – RGV Vipers vs. Austin Toros at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For more information, please call 1-888-RGV-NBAD.

10 LA FERIA – 5:30 p.m. – 13th Annual La Feria Lighted Christmas Parade “Keep Christ in Christmas” along Main St. For more information, please call 956-797-2261 or visit www.cityoflaferia.com.

10 LA FERIA – 6-9 p.m. – La Feria Winter Festival at the La Feria High School West parking lot. Admission is free. Food, merchandise and crafts booths, pictures with Santa, music, dancing and rides for the kids. For more information, please call 956-797-2261 or visit www.cityoflaferia.com.

10 PORT ISBAEL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Museums of Port Isabel Annual Open House, 317 E. Railroad Ave. For more information, please call 956-943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.

10 SAN JUAN – 12 Noon-10 p.m. – Noche de Paz Festival in Downtown San Juan. For more information please call San Juan EDC at 956-783-3448 or visit www.sanjuanedc.com.

11 HARLINGEN – 6:30 p.m. – Sunday Night Show featuring Gilles Dance for the Needy, Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: donations. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

11-23 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Twelve days of Holiday Celebration. Variety of events including holiday fashion show, caroling in the snow, gingerbread house-making session, dance lessons, kites and sand castles, cookie tasting, brewery tour, surf movie night and more. Please visit www.sopadre.com for times and places.

13 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – RGV Killer Bees vs. Rapid City Rush at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-PUCK or visit www.killerbeehockey.com.

14 DONNA – 6:30 p.m. – Winter Texan Orchestra at Bit O Heaven Park, 1051 W. Business 83.

15 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Broncs vs. Wentworth Institute of Technology at the UTPA Field House. For more information or time, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

15 MCALLEN – 2 p.m. – Winter Texan Orchestra at St. Paul Lutheran School, Pecan & 2nd St.

15 PORT ISBAEL – Community Decorating Contest and Santa Mobile. For more information, please call 956-943-2682.

16 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – 6 p.m. – SPI Holiday Parade runs south on Padre Blvd. beginning on Mars St. and ends at Campeche! Reviewing stand at Padre Brewing Company. To participate call Jackie at 956-772-1974.

17 HARLINGEN – 7 p.m. – Dance to Lynn Dvorak at Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: $4 per person. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

17 MCALLEN – 7 p.m. – Winter Texan Orchestra at St. Paul Lutheran School, Pecan & 2nd St.

17 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – 10 a.m. to 12 Noon – Breakfast with Santa at Schlitterbahn Water Park. For more information, please call 956-772-1974 or visit www.sopadre.com.

17 WESLACO – 8-11 a.m. – Breakfast with the Birds at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. Come have breakfast on our magnificent covered deck situated right on one of our lakes. We can nearly guarantee an impressive variety of birds as you sit and sip your morning coffee. Admission is free. For more information, please call 956-565-3919.

18 HARLINGEN – 6:30 p.m. – Sunday Night Show featuring Ivy Daughtery, Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: free. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

20, 21,22,23,27,28,29,30 BROWNSVILLE – Peter Pan, the Musical at the Camille Playhouse Theater, 1 Dean Porter Park. Refuse to grow up with us as we revive the timeless story of Peter, Wendy, the Lost Boys, pirates and Indians. For more information, please call 956-542-8900 or visit www.camilleplayhouseonline.com.

21 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – RGV Killer Bees vs. Allen Americans at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-PUCK or visit www.killerbeehockey.com.

22 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – BASKETBALL – RGV Vipers vs. Bakersfield Jam at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For more information, please call 1-888-RGV-NBAD.

23 HIDALGO – 7 p.m. – BASKETBALL – RGV Vipers vs. Bakersfield Jam at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For more information, please call 1-888-RGV-NBAD.

28 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Lady Broncs vs. UT Arlington at the UTPA Field House, 1201 W. University Dr. For more information, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

29 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Broncs vs. UT Arlington at the UTPA Field House. For more information or time, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

29 HIDALGO – Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever at State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. For ticket information, please call 956-843-6688 or visit www.statefarmarena.com.

31 EDINBURG – BASKETBALL – UTPA Broncs vs. Tulane University at the UTPA Field House. For more information or time, please call 956-665-2221 or visit www.utpabroncs.com.

31 HARLINGEN – 8 p.m. – Dance to Wildside at Lakewood RV Resort, 4525 Graham Rd. Fee: $10 per person. For more information, please call 956-423-1170.

31 MCALLEN – New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Celebrate New Year’s with McAllen’s own ball drop. Thousands flock every year to the 17th St. entertainment district to bring in the new year. Enjoy two stages with live music, 40 food vendors, 20 bars, beer gardens and a carnival for the kids. For more information, please call 956-686-4357.