Did you know that for two millennia, people around the world have been observing Christmas with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature? Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870. People wish each other Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad). Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together share a meal and exchange gifts.
With the holiday season upon us, bring your family, friends and guests to visit Quinta Mazatlan. Quinta Mazatlan invites you to explore Folk Art through the eyes of Ann Maddox Moore. The Folk Art Room features over 1,400 pieces of art from Moore’s private collection. Attend one of our inspiring tours held throughout the week or bring the little ones out and enjoy one of our many educational programs. Meander our 26-acre park and enjoy a breath of fresh air.
Quinta Mazatlán is the City of McAllen’s urban sanctuary that continuously works to enrich people’s lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas. The nature center is an oasis of food, water, and shelter, making it a welcome stopover for birds migrating through the Valley in the spring and fall.
Want to learn more about the history of the area and Quinta Mazatlan? History tours are offered every Friday 10am -11am and are included in the General Admission fee: $3 Adults, $2 Seniors (65+) and $2 Children under 12. Free admission to members and children ages 2 years & under. For groups with 10 or more are required to call in advance and schedule a Private Tour.
Private bookings are available. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen, TX.