Hidalgo is known for two things:
Firstly, calling themselves the Killer Bee Capital of the United States and celebrating the fact that their town is the spot where killer bees first crossed the US border in October, 1990.
And, secondly, for its amazing Festival of Lights, the largest Christmas light display in Texas. The light display is free but for $12 they offer musical entertainment by a local group, a roast beef dinner and a trolly tour to visit all the city light displays. What a bargain!
So, one evening last week, a group of people from our RV park headed out to see all that Hidalgo had to offer.
We caravaned in our cars and met in the parking lot just before sunset.
Then we hopped on the tram for a tour of the town:
I think it is important to note here that Hidalgo has a population of about 11,000. What an amazing feat it is to stage this event when you consider that the light display, dinner and tram tours are offered every night during the month of December.
And wait until you see the light displays: (Left click to enlarge the photos)
In front of City Hall:
|This is the home of grammy award winning Mexican entertainer Ramon Ayala|
|aliens from outer space where there|
|The biggest alligator we've seen|
|The National Butterfly Centre is just down the road from our RV park|
|The Candy Workshop|
|Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach|
|Dinosaurs were everywhere|
|Chinese Christmas Display|
|A ladybug for Ruby|
|A Killer Bee, of course|
|Are there penguins there?|
|Santa brought his house - a fellow RVer?|
|RV Transporter some day?|
|Apparently wild peacocks wander around Hidalgo|
From Mission, Texas Arch and I wish you a very happy holiday, Merry Christmas and to all: