POSTED: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 5:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 9:30am
MCALLEN- Plans for McAllen's new years eve bash are well underway. Officials announced the plans early Wednesday. The city will usher in the new year with live music, a laser light show, confetti and fireworks.
Several bands will play throughout the night. The city has also provided free shuttles to alleviate traffic and to make the trip over to downtown McAllen quick and cheap.
Free park and ride shuttle service on Metro McAllen public transit buses will be provided to and from the McAllen Convention Center (Ware Road and Expressway 83) and the McAllen Civic Center (10th Street and Expressway 83) beginning at 6 pm December 31, 2011 to 4 am January 1, 2012.
Buses departing continuously from the McAllen Convention Center will drop off passengers on Business 83, between Broadway and 15th Street. Metro McAllen buses departing continuously from the McAllen Civic Center will drop off passengers on Bicentennial Boulevard, between Beaumont and Chicago. Passengers wanting to return to their vehicles can re-board the buses at their respective drop off locations.
View routes and hours of operation for free park and ride service via Metro McAllen
Metro McAllen representatives can provide additional information about the New Year’s Eve free park and ride service at (956) 681-3510.
The New Year’s Eve Bash event zone is inside the boundaries of Business Highway 83 and Dallas Avenue and Bicentennial Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. Several parking and street closures are planned days and hours before the event. For questions about planned street closures, call the City of McAllen traffic department at (956) 681-2700. Vehicles illegally parked will be towed.
Concessions and novelty booths will be available on 16th Street, between Chicago Avenue and Austin Avenue.