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McAllen Chamber Preps for 31st Annual Candlelight Posada & Parade

by Office of Communications and Media Relations | Oct 04, 2013

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is already gearing up for the 31st Annual Candlelight Posada and Parade to be held December 7, in downtown McAllen.  The event, which drew an estimated 35,000 people last year, features a live nativity procession and a lighted parade with over 100 entries and Santa Claus!  The parade winds down at Archer Park where there will be 3 stages of live entertainment and plenty of delightful food.

Business owners who'd like to sponsor the event may contact the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at (956) 682-2871.  Non-profit organizations who'd like to raise money selling food at Archer Park can start reserving a booth.  Parade entries are already being accepted, too. There is no entry fee for non-profit organizations however, there is a $50 fee for commercial entries.

Download parade packet 2013 posada  

Download 2013 Candlelight Posada Vendor Form

Download Booth Rules & Guidelines 2013

In latest edition of the "Get Connected with the McAllen Chamber" series airing on the McAllen Cable Network, Martiza Muñoz spoke about the festive event.  McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau director Nancy Millar also spoke about the positive press McAllen has received recently, after hosting journalists from the US and abroad. Nancy Millar also updated convention sales and the projected economic impact the events will have on McAllen.

If you belong to an association and would like to book your next event at the McAllen Convention Center, contact Nancy Millar at the McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau at (956) 682-2871.

Watch this video produced by the McAllen Cable Network.

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