At a press conference held last week, City of San Juan officials announced this year’s theme for the city’s annual Noche de Paz event held in December, “A Christmas in Candyland.”

The press conference was held to unveil and announce the headlining act for this year’s Noche de Paz, and to encourage the entire community to participate in this FREE event. After welcome remarks by City Manager Ben Arjona and comments from Mayor Mario Garza, Mayor Pro-tem Lenny Sanchez, Commissioners Markie Villegas and Ernesto Guajardo, Mayor Garza played a video announcing the headlining act – legendary multiple Grammy Award-winning group, Los Tigres del Norte!

“We are so excited to announce that the City of San Juan will be hosting musical legends Los Tigres del Norte and that we will be providing this opportunity for our residents to enjoy and celebrate the holiday spirit together as a community,” said Mayor Garza.

The two-day festival is on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21, 2019, and includes music, entertainment, a lighted parade, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, a barbecue cook-off competition, and much more! The festivities begin on Friday, December 20 with the barbecue cook-off teams arriving after 2 pm. The Noche de Paz carnival will be open to the public from 5 pm to 11 pm on Friday.

On Saturday, December 21, the festivities continue with the barbecue cookoff judging in the morning and the carnival open from 3 pm to 11 pm. Food and arts and crafts vendors will also be available from 3 pm to 11 pm.

Beginning at 6 pm on Saturday night, a lighted parade will take place in the heart of the city. Finally, the headlining act, Los Tigres del Norte, will take the stage and perform from 9 pm to 11 pm, capping off what is expected to be a fun-filled event for the entire family to enjoy.

A highlight of this event will be one of the largest Christmas tree displays in Texas – over 70 ft tall!

Sponsorship opportunities and VIP seating are available for purchase.

For more information, please visit or contact one of the event contacts below:

Event contacts:
General Info/Sponsorships: Patrick Willingham -Parks & Recreation Director 956-223-2350
Laura Rodriguez -San Juan EDC 956-516-3897
Cook-Off: Eddie Tapia 956-874-9920

VIP Table Booking/Sponsorships: Roy Garcia 956-608-0611