WATCH: Kick-off the holiday season with the 2021 McAllen Holiday Parade

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MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The 2021 McAllen Holiday Parade took place Saturday night.

The theme for the 2021 McAllen Holiday Parade ‘ Rockin’ Around the South Pole’ and represented McAllen’s love of music and movement, which has inspired many to celebrate the year’s festivities with a theme that “unites tradition, fun, and holiday spirit.”

The parade opened with a musical extravaganza that had a-rockin’ new spin on holiday classics while McAllen’s giant balloon twirling tradition, “la Vuelta,” returned.

The McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B, is the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas. The parade uses 15 miles of rope light, which generates 1,875,000 lumens of light to properly illuminate the parade and 44,500 cubic feet of helium to keep those giant balloons afloat and is powered by 12,000 horsepower by over 50 trucks from Bert Ogden & FiestaDealerships, according to a press release.

Special guests for the parade included Mario Lopez, Julian Gil, Dallas Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs, and Cheerleaders, plus many more!

Those who can’t make it to the parade can watch LIVE on the following platforms:

  • from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Local 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • CBS 23.2 after the SEC championship game, will be streamed until 7p.m.
  • Channel 4.1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Make sure to tune in and join Local 23 News Evening Anchor Sydney Hernandez and CBS 4 News Evening Anchor Chris Jacobs for the amazing show!

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