Holiday Parade and in-person festivities return to McAllen

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The city of McAllen announced today that this year Christmas celebrations including the Christmas parade would be returning to in-person celebrations.

The celebration will include a parade to spread Christmas cheer, the Christmas in the Park carnival and sweepstakes to give people the chance to win major prizes.

McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos says that after last year’s hardship with the COVID-19 pandemic, he is excited to give the valley the celebration they deserve.

“Fortunately things are a lot better, so we’re going to go live,” Mayor Villalobos said. “This is something that the community expects, wants, and demands, so if we can do it we’re going to do it. We’re going to make Christmas great again.”

Mayor Villalobos said that should things worsen with the pandemic, they can change their plans, but for now, they intend to have the parade in its full blown traditional format.

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