The International Food Festival hosted by St. George Orthodox Church will be held on Saturday, December 10th at 704 W. Sam Houston, in Pharr. The event features the sale of a variety of homestyle foods and beverages from many parts of the world, including Greece, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, and Eastern Europe. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) presents Fiesta de Nochebuena, a borderland-spirit holiday event featuring regional traditions, performances and Cowboy Santa, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 11 — rain or shine.
Returning this year is the popular “Posada Por Tiempo,” which takes guests through the museum’s Rio Grande Legacy exhibitions while telling the biblical story of María and José’s search for an inn. The “Posada Por Tiempo” performance is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
What a magical time of year. This is a time when traditions are born, and memories are made. It is a time of giving, a time of sharing, a time of remembering. Maybe your memories go back a long, long time before we had rural electricity and all the lights and glitter that make Christmas come alive. Houses and yards are decorated with lights and inflated figures to delight us all. Why not take a nighttime ride through some of the neighborhoods to enjoy the decorations. And while we are enjoying the lights a little history might be added to the entertainment.
With the holiday season upon us, Quinta Mazatlan Illumina Fest is back for five nights from December 13th to 17th, with timed entrances from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Over 3,000 Luminarias will light the forest trails, a southern tradition dating back to the 1500s.
Thanks to Spaw Glass, guests will enjoy Fire and LED performances by Danta Colmenares and Aerialists by Sam’s Personal Studio. DJ Queen Killah Bee will welcome you to the fun and festive event outdoors—dress for the weather.
The Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) is excited to announce the opening of their 2022 Christmas Market with a reception December 3. The market features original art for sale, created by local artists offering a great variety of unique gifts for the holiday season. The Christmas theme will showcase paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and more.
The public is invited to enjoy the Holiday theme of the Christmas Market opening reception Saturday, December 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.
If you are looking for ways to start celebrating Christmas early, look no further. Cities throughout the Valley are turning on their lights and welcoming you to come in and join the fun. Some cities are having full weekend celebrations, some are even having month-long celebrations. Here are a few that we are aware of that we would like to share. I am sure there are a few more we don’t know about as well. Keep a watchful eye to see what your city is doing this holiday season.
Winter Texans love to play
Whether it’s cards, shuffleboard, pickleball, dominoes, or billiards, Winter Texans love to play. They love to compete too.
We have been to many different events throughout the last 35 years where Winter Texans have been playing all sorts of games. Winter Texans make games too, or they bring games from their area or heritage and share them with the parks.