Participants wait for the start of the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the McAllen High marching band participate in the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A T-Rex dinosaur balloon is moved along the parade route during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Juarez-Lincoln drum line march into McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium during the McAllen Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Ruben Gonzalez adjusts the rope controlling a Santa balloon before the start of the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Anthony Gonzalez, star of the animated movie “Coco”, address the crowd during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A child stares at the artificial snow falling during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A Dallas Cowboys fan waves at former Dallas Cowboy football player Tony Hill as he passes by during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
NFL Dallas Cowboy linebacker Jaylon Smith waves to the crowd during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
An HEBuddy balloon is guided along during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
The McAllen Holiday Parade moves through the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Rod Smith, running back for the Dallas Cowboys, waves to the crowd during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders wave to the crowd during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
artifical snow fall on spectators during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Instituto Tecnologico de Reynosa play as they enter McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium during the McAllen Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Floats and balloons wait at the start of the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Anthony Gonzalez, star of the animated movie “Coco”, right, address the crowd during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys mascot, waves to the crowd during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Juarez-Lincoln High School marching band leave McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium during the McAllen Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A Nutcracker balloon moves through the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Tony Hill addresses the crowd from a float during the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Participants move through McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium during the McAllen Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Children play in the artificial snow in the stands at the McAllen Holiday Parade at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)