Christmas in Harlingen 2021

Updated: Dec 18, 2021

Explore Harlingen is compiling a list of Christmas activities in Harlingen for 2021. Please bookmark this page, visit it often, and share it with friends.


Featured Event - Christmas Lights of Hope (San Benito)

Dates: December 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Times: vary, please check website

Location: Big Red's Ranch, Citrus Ranch Blvd., San Benito TX 78586

Cost: $20 per car

Buy tickets online


Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Dates: November 6, 2021 through December 24, 2021

Location: Bass Pro Shops, 101 Bass Pro Drive, Harlingen TX 78550

Santa’s arrival on November 6 at 5 pm; free 4X6 photo with Santa starting November 7, 2021

Reserve your spot on the Bass Pro website


Lighting of the Arroyo

Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Location: Downtown Harlingen

Contact: Downtown Harlingen on Facebook


Christmas Parade

Date: December 3, 2021

Time: 7 pm

Location: Downtown Harlingen

Registration begins October 20, 2021.

Contact: Downtown Harlingen on Facebook


Nativity Nights Drive Thru

Date: December 4 and 5, 2021

Time: 5 pm

Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 602 Morgan Blvd., Harlingen TX 78550

Facebook Event info

Christmas at the Ranch (San Benito)

Dates: December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19

Times: 3:30 pm to 8 pm

Location: Big Red's Ranch, Citrus Ranch Blvd., San Benito TX 78586

Cost: Online tickets are $10/person ages 2 and up; at the gate $12/person, cash only, if they have space. Single parents are free!

Buy tickets online




Christmas Extravaganza

Dates: December 7, 2021 through January 2, 2022

Location: Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, 2425 Boxwood, Harlingen TX 78550

Contact: Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum on Facebook

The King and I

Dates: December 9-11 and 16-18, 2021

Location: Calvary Christian School gymnasium, 1815 N. 7th Street, Harlingen TX 78550

Contact: 956-389-2448


J&R Snack Bar Christmas Party

Date: December 10, 2021

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

Location: J&R Snack Bar, 602 W. Harrison, Harlingen TX 78550

Contact: J&R Snack Bar on Facebook

The Nutcracker

Dates and Times: December 10, 2021 at 7 pm; December 11, 2021 at 7 pm, and December 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Location: Harlingen Performing Arts Center, 3217 Wilson Road, Harlingen TX 78552

Contact: www.hcisdpa.org

Holiday Sip and Shop

Date: December 11, 2021

Time: 5-8 pm

Cost: $25, includes wine samples

Location: Downtown Harlingen (Jackson Street)

Contact: Junior League of Harlingen on Facebook


Candyland: A Winter Celebration

Date: December 14, 2021

Time: 5-6:30 pm

Location: Harlingen Public Library courtyard

Girl Scouts Cocoa & Carols

Date: December 16, 2021

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: to be provided with RSVP

Meeting with Santa

Date: December 18, 2021

Time: 12-4 pm

Location: DeLaCruz Construction & Renovations, 602 S. ”F” Street, Suite B, Harlingen TX 78550

Community Christmas

Dates: December 18 and 19, 2021

Time: 5:30-10 pm

Cost: $2 per person or toy donation

Location: Harlingen Convention Center, 701 Harlingen Heights Drive

Contact: RGV Event Management, LLC on Facebook


Dinner with Santa

Date: December 20, 2021

Time: 6-8 pm

Cost: Free pictures for the kids and a free kid’s meal with purchase of an entrée.

Location: New York Deli, 122 North “A” Street

Contact: New York Deli on Facebook

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