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December 2: McAllen Holiday Parade in McAllen, TX

December 2: McAllen Holiday Parade in McAllen, TX

By Matt Diehl • November 29, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, the 4th Annual McAllen Holiday Parade will return to south Texas for a night of holiday magic. Known as the largest illuminated holiday parade in Texas, the event hosts 250,000 spectators each year.1 This year’s parade theme is the “Magic of Christmas” and will feature 50 magically illuminated floats, 34 inflatable character balloons and 17 award-winning marching bands. 2

In addition to a spectacular parade, the McAllen Holiday Parade is known for celebrity appearances, live music and sister event, “Christmas in the Park.” In fact, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) presented the city of McAllen with a gold medal for “Best Parade” in September 2017.3

As a first-time sponsor of the McAllen Holiday Parade, OneMain is excited to support the festivities. Corina Cortez, a OneMain employee for 15 years and district manager of the area, will be leading our efforts:

“My responsibilities are to organize and execute our onsite operations. Our booth is going to be open from 6 pm -11 pm a day before the parade, during Christmas at the Park, and from 10 am - 6 pm the day of the parade. On parade day, visitors can stop by to enter a sweepstakes for a Bluetooth Speaker and spin a wheel for giveaways.* The parade starts at 6 pm and OneMain is going to have a large, branded balloon accompanied by a OneMain banner carried by employees, family and friends. Employees from 11 branches will help make it all happen, including McAllen, Weslaco, Brownsville, Harlingen, San Juan, Edinburg and Mission.”

When asked what she looks forward to the most, Cortez said:

“From a personal perspective, I look forward to a fun weekend with my colleagues, seeing the beautiful floats and hearing all of the seasonal sounds. From a business perspective, my goal is to speak to as many people as possible. This is a great chance to say hello to current customers and introduce OneMain to a new crowd of people.”

For more information, please visit the McAllen Holiday Parade website.

*Sweepstakes subject to official rules available at OneMain booth. No purchase necessary to enter to win speaker or spin wheel.

1. McAllen Holiday Parade. “McAllen 2017 Holiday Parade Information.” Mcallenholidayparade.com. http://www.mcallenholidayparade.com/paradeinfo.html (accessed on November 20, 2017).
2. McAllen Holiday Parade. “McAllen 2017 Holiday Parade Information.”
3. McAllen Holiday Parade. “Press.” Mcallenholidayparade.com.  http://www.mcallenholidayparade.com/press.html (accessed on November 20, 2017).


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