McAllen Holiday Parade to feature local high school bands, other exciting additions

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MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The city of McAllen held a press conference Tuesday morning to release additional details of the upcoming McAllen Holiday Parade.

This year, the parade with be featuring high school bands from across the Rio Grande Valley.

The bands will perform and march in the parade, highlighting the musical talent in the RGV.

“Bands from the region will help celebrate the Christmas season in the official South Pole of Texas.”

Last month, parade organizers announced the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors’ Bureau as a sponsor of the parade.

The 2021 McAllen Holiday Parade theme will represent 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 will open with a musical extravaganza which will have a-rockin’ new spin on holiday classics while McAllen’s giant balloon twirling tradition, returns.

Watch the full press conference above.

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