Holiday Edition: A round-up list of events for South Texas

Robin Bradshaw
Alice Echo News Journal
Christmas ornament.

December is here and there is a variety of events and holiday cheer for all those interested in looking for things to do for the holidays.  

Here's a round-up list of events for the month of December to stay festive and bring in the new year. 

Premont Christmas Parade

City of San Diego annual 'Feliz Navidad'  Christmas Parade 

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9

WHERE: The parade will start at Lowe's at the end of Padre Pedro Park. 

Alice in Winterland Shopping Extravaganza 

Enjoy shopping our festive Main street and take advantage of unique gifts, sidewalk sales and door prizes. To get you into the Christmas spirit each store will be providing light refreshments and drinks. The downtown merchants are making sure this year will be even better, with music and more holiday cheer! 

WHEN: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10

WHERE: Downtown Alice 

CONTACT: Downtown Alice Revitalization Association Facebook page

Wedding Lace store front in Alice, Texas.

Premont Market Day 

Food booths, vendors, music and raffle. 

WHEN: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11

WHERE: The Premont County Park: located at the downtown square on Highway 281. 

CONTACT: (361) 246-9901 

5K Jingle Run and Toy Drive 

Bring an unwrapped gift and enjoy pictures with Santa. There will be a cookie decorating station and a bouncy obstacle course. 

WHEN: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11

WHERE: 110 S. Eugenia Street Orange Grove, TX. 78372.

CONTACT: (361) 207-1717 

SAXET Gun Show 

Shows are consistently filled to capacity with a huge variety of firearms, accessories, ammunition, knives, tactical gear, hunting, and target sports products. 

WHEN: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12

WHERE: Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in the Marvin and Laura Berry Pavilion in Robstown. 

CONTACT:  Todd at 361-289-2256


  • $8 Adults 
  • $2 Children 6-11 
  • $5 Active Duty Military Members and Police (ID required)

Brown Impressions Toy Drive Show and Shine 

Bring an unwrapped toy to participate in the show and shine toy drive. 

WHEN: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18

WHERE: Family Dollar: located at 1225 W. Front St. in Alice. 

Roxy Mascots Toy Drive 

Bring an unwrapped toy to take pictures with the Grinch. 

WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18

WHERE: 1179 East Main St. in Alice. 

Walmart Toy Drive 

Bring an unwrapped toy to support those in need. 

WHEN: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Dec. 19.

WHERE: 2701 East Main St. in Alice.