McALLEN – Surrounded by pallets of Budweiser and a life-size statue of the historic horse, leadership with the City of McAllen along with L&F Distributors announced the Budweiser Clydesdales will participate in the McAllen Holiday Parade.

“We work very hard to always bring the Clydesdales here,” General Manager for L&F Distributors Bobby Caso said. “It is heritage and it means a lot of the quality of product Anheuser-Busch makes for us.”

Often referred to as Gentle Giants, the Clydesdales will also make a personal appearance at the homes of two lucky winners in the Rio Grande Valley. Those wanting to enter the contest can do so by posting a selfie with the hashtag “This Bud is For You” at all H-E-B stores and Stripes across the Rio Grande Valley.

More stars were announced including the return of Guillermo Rodriguez from the Jimmy Kimmel Show and San Juan native Manelly Zepeda from the film “How to be a Latin lover.”

With the McAllen Holiday Parade approaching six phases of street closures will begin Friday Dec. 1 through Saturday Dec. 2. The closures are as follows:

Friday Dec. 1

Phase 1, 4 p.m. - Bulldog, Tamarack, Quince between Bicentennial and 23rd Street.

Saturday Dec. 2

Phase 2, 7 a.m. - Bicentennial from La Vista to Harvey.

Phase 3, 10 a.m. - Bicentennial from Pecan to Harvey.

Phase 4, 1 p.m. - Bicentennial from Hackberry to Business 83.

Phase 5, 3 p.m. - Bicentennial from Business 83 to Houston Avenue.

Phase 6, 6 p.m. - Bicentennial from Nolana Loop to Houston Avenue and 23rd Street from Nolana Loop to Business 83.

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said this year there will be several barricades that will hold the parade line integrity.

“We have taken many steps to make sure we have a safe and secure event,” Rodriguez said. “We now ask our citizen and our drivers to take inventory of this and exercise driving safe.”