RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cities across the Rio Grande Valley are kickstarting the holiday season with displays of traditional trees, lights and festivities.

The following is a list of Valley cities and communities hosting holiday tree lighting events.

Rio Grande City

The Rio Grande City Main Street Program will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to mark the beginning of the holiday season.

“Whether you’re a longtime resident or a visitor, everyone can join in the celebration, making it a powerful force for community bonding,” Yandery De La Cruz, Main Street Coordinator said.

The ceremony begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 on Britton Avenue in downtown Rio Grande City.


The City of Brownsville is hosting a free tree lighting ceremony in December.

Residents are welcome to enjoy over 100,000 lights, a visit from Santa and an enchanting performance.

The tree lighting event will begin at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, December 7 at the Market Square located on 1114 E. Adams St. in Brownsville.


The Harlingen Convention Center is hosting its 2nd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to bring on the festive cheer.

The tree lighting ceremony marks the official start of holiday festivities in Harlingen.

The tradition will feature performances, seasonal treats, activities and a visit from Santa for families and groups of all ages.

The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Harlingen Convention Center located on 701 Harlingen Heights Dr.