Holiday events happening in Laredo

Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 4:26 PM CST
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Voz de Ninos Toy Drive
Voz de Ninos Toy Drive(City of Laredo)

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A non-profit organization that aims to give children a voice, is looking to spread a little Christmas Cheer to the boys and girls it serves.

This Wednesday, the City of Laredo Hillside Recreation Center will be hosting a Zumba Toy Drive.

Participants can take part in a Zumba class as well as other Christmas-themed festivities; all they need to do is donate an unwrapped gift valued of at least $10.

Each gift will be donated to Voz de Ninoz who will distribute them to kids in need.

It all gets underway Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 320 Wyoming Street.

City to hold Grinchmas celebration
City to hold Grinchmas celebration(City of Laredo)

The Yuletide season continues to go strong with a slew of events organized by the City of Laredo.

This Thursday, the city will hold a very ‘Grinchmas’ celebration at the Fasken Recreation Center.

There will be vendors, games, crafts, and live music by special guest, Bucket of Six.

Kids will also get a chance to take a picture with both Santa and the Grinch.

It all gets underway on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Lights Camera Christmas!
Lights Camera Christmas!

The 58th annual Christmas parade will take place this Friday.

This year’s theme is ‘Lights, Camera, Christmas Parade!’

Several local organizations will compete for different categories including, best dance squad, best cheerleading squad and best Santa.

This year’s grand marshal is KGNS News Anchor Mindy Casso.

The parade is taking place this Friday, Dec. 9.

The parade starts at the Burlington on San Bernardo, and it will end at Garden Street.

The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Zumba toy drive at El Eden
Zumba toy drive at El Eden(KGNS)

This Saturday, there will be another Zumba Toy Drive at the El Eden Recreation Center.

The fee to take part in the Zumba class is an unwrapped gift valued at $10.

Santa’s little helpers can stop by from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

All of the gifts will be donated to children from Satellite Dialysis.

It all takes place Saturday at the 4735 Loma Vista Drive.

Baile en el Barrio event
Baile en el Barrio event(City of Laredo)

There’s another event taking place on Saturday called Baile en el Barrio.

There will be plenty of games, food, hot chocolate and activities at the La Ladrillera Park.

It all takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

More than 200 floats will participate in the neighboring city’s Christmas parade in Nuevo Laredo.

According to the director of tourism for Nuevo Laredo, it will be happening on Saturday, December 17 at 6 p.m.

It will feature local organizations, companies, and educational institutions who will start getting ready at 12 p.m. that day at the start of the parade route: Calle 15 de Septiembre at Avenida Reforma.

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