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mca s pole 01Last week the City of McAllen unveiled details of this year’s newly reimagined Christmas celebration in McAllen with the South Pole Illuminated Drive and Theatre Experience. This will transform the McAllen Convention Center District into an enchanting one-mile drive-thru holiday show of millions of dazzling lights and sound, so that the entire McAllen and Rio Grande Valley community can enjoy. The South Pole Illuminated Drive and Theatre Experience will open its holiday door starting on December 1 and continue through the month of December, starting at $10 a ticket per vehicle.


“It has been a year of cancelled events, but one thing was for sure: The City of McAllen was NOT going to cancel Christmas,” said Mayor Darling. “I am so happy that we are going to provide this wonderful holiday experience so everyone can experience the magic of Christmas.”

Guests will travel through a 280-foot radiant tunnel with a surround-sound serenade of favorite holiday tunes, all in the comfort and safety of their own vehicle. This state-of-the-art visitor experience will take about 25 minutes to drive through and will take guests throughout the McAllen Convention Center District, capping off with Holiday Movies in the Park. Winding through the holiday spectacle, attendees will be surrounded by more than 50 Christmas trees, including a massive 64-foot tree, and millions, yes millions, of lights throughout the holiday and special illuminated displays.

No holiday celebration in McAllen would be complete without festival food and beverages, which will be available and will include hot chocolate, s’mores, and funnel cakes.

Tickets to South Pole Illuminated Drive and Theatre Experience start at $10 per vehicle. Additionally, VIP experiences are also available, which include fast passes and private holiday trains for the entire family.

Hours of operation are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The holiday event will run through the entire month of December.

For more information visit www.SouthPoleofTexas.com. Tickets are also available at www.Ticketmaster.com. Please note: all prices are per vehicle, not per person

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