Hidalgo’s Festival of Lights takes place each night throughout December. After dusk, visitors can go through the 9-mile winter wonderland in their own car or enjoy a ride on a train or trolley. The festival also offers unique dining options with musical entertainment and much more.
Even though being a small town in South Texas, Hidalgo hosts one of the biggest holiday events in the state, lasting for 31 days and featuring a million lights in historic downtown. People can enjoy large displays and a visit to a gingerbread village. It will be snowy at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse so kids can make snowballs and snow angels. A snow slide is also available. The Santa Claus Cottage hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus from 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm.