Rio Grande Valley residents are going to want to make sure they have their stadium seats for the McAllen Holiday Parade, so they can see their favorite Entravision/Univision Valle del Rio Grande stars up close. And thanks to Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships, the exclusive automotive sponsor for the McAllen Holiday Parade, residents in the Rio Grande Valley will get a chance to “Dále Gas” to get those VIP stadium tickets for free.
Starting tomorrow, all 18 Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships in the Rio Grande Valley will be promoting Dále Gas to the McAllen Holiday Parade. Anyone who takes a test drive at any of their 18 dealerships, located in McAllen, Mission, Edinburg or Harlingen, will receive a Family 4-Pack of VIP stadium tickets to the McAllen Holiday Parade.
“Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships is proud to once again be the the official vehicle sponsor of the McAllen Holiday Parade, with over 11,250 horsepower from the 45 trucks used to pull the floats,” said Robert Vackar, owner, Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships, Rio Grande Valley. “There’s nothing more special than seeing kids and families enjoying such a great annual tradition for McAllen and the entire Rio Grande Valley. Bert Ogden is incredibly proud to be supporting the fourth annual McAllen Holiday Parade and we look forward to seeing it grow each year, as we pull it along, of course.”
“We invite our customers to come for a test drive of their favorite vehicle brand so they can join us in the stadium with the falling snow, and the lights and sounds of this magical Christmas parade. Also, there is no better place to sit under the stars to see the stars,” he concluded.
In fact, some of the stars that will be part of the McAllen Holiday Parade celebrity line-up are some of the brightest and definite favorites of fans throughout not only the Rio Grande Valley, but also, Texas, throughout the United States, and even, northern Mexico. Media partner Entravision, including Univision Valle Del Rio Grande, Unimas, Fox South Texas, CW, 94.5 The Rock Station, La Nueva 99.5, Jose 101.1 and 107.9 Mix FM radio, will be bringing some of their exclusive artists to be a part of the McAllen Holiday Parade and to perform at Christmas in the Park, delighting the community and fans of all ages.
This year, Entravision is proud to present international telenovela star, actor, model and TV host Julian Gil; multiple Emmy-award winning reporter and television host Karina Banda; and Tejano/Norteño Regional musical group sensation Solido.
“As part of our commitment to serve our communities, Entravision is proud to be a partner of both the McAllen Holiday Parade and Christmas in the Park,“ said Angela Navarette, general manager
Entravision/Univision Valle Del Rio Grande. “Our focus on entertainment allows us to bring top talent to these special events, such as TV star Julian Gil, Emmy-award winner news reporter Karina Banda, and Latin Grammy-award winner Grupo Solido. By bringing the community together, we're able to not only celebrate the holidays, but also our cultural traditions valued by our audience.”
Actor, model, and TV host of Republica Deportiva, Julian continues to delight audiences with his boyish charm and happy personality, amazing acting skills and suave good looks. Aside from his career, Julian is devoted to his children and his family.
Karina currently serves as a sports reporter for both hit shows El Gordo y La Flaca and Republica Deportiva and for more than 10 years has worked in journalism in Mexico and the United States. Aside from a degree in journalism from the Universida Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, this Monterrey, native has not only won six Emmy awards, she is also frequently selected as a Best Dressed star, as well as an up and coming Latina celebrity.
Both Julian and Karina will join local Entravision/Univision Del Valle del Rio Grande’s local personalities on their float during the parade, but fans should watch for opportunities to win exclusive VIP Meet & Greet passes to see the two.
Entravision plans to keep the party going after the parade, where Grupo Solido will perform at an outdoor free concert at Christmas in the Park, right next to McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium. Based out of Rio Grande City, this Grammy-award winning group continues to delight fans by blending norteño and Tejano melodies that are only equaled by the amazing harmony of the vocal duo. Modern, yet traditional, Solido’s musical talents are undeniable and their songs evocative of a new genre that they themselves are defining.
Holiday festivities kick off on Thursday, November 30 with pre-sale only, half-price wristbands good for unlimited carnival rides. Christmas in the Park at Municipal Park, 1921 N. Bicentennial Boulevard, runs December 1-2 and aside from food, fun, and entertainment, is completely free admission. The McAllen Holiday Parade is set for Saturday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Boulevard. For more information on the McAllen Holiday Parade, please visit event website at www.mcallenholidayparade.com for exclusive promotions, offers, activities, information and videos and photos of previous parades
The McAllen Holiday Parade sponsors include La Plaza, A Simon Mall; Kraft; H-E-B; Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships; L&F Distributors-Budweiser and Peña Eye Institute. Other sponsors include; City of McAllen Bridge Department; McAllen Public Utility; Sprint; Dairy Queen; Lacks; Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP; McAllen Chamber of Commerce; McAllen Economic Corporation/ Reynosa McAllen Maquila Association; McAllen International Airport; IBC Bank; IDEA Public Schools; AEP Texas; Metro Connect; Doña Tota’s; McAllen ISD; KSA Engineers; Stripes; City of McAllen Public Works-Recycling; Carollo Engineers; Taco Palenque; Tres Lagos; University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley; Plains Capital Bank; BBVA Compass; MedCare EMS; South Texas College; Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc.; Inter-National Bank; Melden & Hunt, Inc.; Halff Associates, Inc.; S&B Engineers; Cigna-Healthspring, The Texas Lottery Commission.
A special thanks to IBC Bank for providing the travel and transportation arrangements for the Dallas Cowboys.
Media sponsors include: KNVO-Ch. 48 Univision; KGBT-Ch. 4, CBS; KRGV-Ch. 5, ABC; KTLM-Ch. 40, Telemundo; Univision Radio KGBT 98.5; Entravision Radio; R Communications; iHeartRadio Wild 104 FM; Mas Music 90.9 FM; Multi-Medios; The Monitor; El Periódico, U.S.A.; Advance News Journal; La Patrona; Despierta Valle; & Revista Expresión.