Guide to December Events in the Coastal Bend

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The Coastal Bend is FULL of events and we are so excited to share them with you and encourage you to get out and explore all of the awesomeness that we have in our Sparkling City by the Sea!

 

New events are added weekly as we find them be sure to check back and tag us when you find an event your family loves! Just click the + sign next to each date for a drop-down of any events we’ve rounded up!

We would like to give a big THANK YOU to our partners the American Bank Center for sponsoring this guide!

December Events in the Coastal Bend

Contact Jenn at [email protected] for more information!

Yoga in the Nature Preserve at Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture

November Guided Nature Walks at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

Toddler time at Bell/Whittington Public Library

Wave Walkers of La Palmera at La Palmera

12TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE EXHIBIT AND CONTEST 2021 at the Art Museum of South Texas {Nov. 30-Dec. 15}

DIY Ornament Craft Kit! New kit each week at Robert J. Kleberg Public Library

Collage Nite at Victoria Public Library

3rd Annual Holiday Appreciation Party with Dream Team Realtors {Aransas Pass}

Peppermint Lane on Chaparral Street at Downtown Corpus Christi {Nov. 29- Dec. 26}

Birding on the Boardwalk at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Volunteer Guinea Grass Removal Day at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

Clothing Swap & Sip at Portland, TX Chamber of Commerce

CCISD Paraprofessional Job Fair at Circ – 4321 Prescott Street Corpus Christi

Basic Computer Class at 9841 Spid {Corpus Christi}

World AIDS Day Celebration at 2882 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi

Grow Local Farmers’ Market

FREE FAMILY ART TIME at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Chain Gang Crochet group at Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Get Air Toddler Time Every Thursday

Tiny Gator Hour! Every Thursday 10-12pm at Izzy Bounce

AAF-CC Christmas Soiree at The Bay Jewel

Parks & Rec Christmas Tree Lighting at 408 N Alister St {Port Aransas}

Saltwater Christmas Parade at Downtown Aransas Pass

APFY Bike Giveaway at Aransas Pass Chamber & Visitor Center

DeTar Hospital’s Drive-Thru Christmas Event at 101 Medical Dr {Victoria}

Mayor’s Battle of the Bulbs Sponsored by NEC Co-Op Energy at Downtown Corpus Christi {December 2nd – January 6th} 

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Life is a Drag at Harbor Playhouse

Holiday Party & Toy Drive at The Post at Lamar Park

The Gift – Ladies Christmas Party at 13024 Leopard St {Corpus Christi}

7th Annual Enchanted Christmas Tree Auction Gala at Doc’s Seafood and Steaks

It’s a Wonderful Life at Port Aransas Community Theatre

December ArtWalk Block Parties at Downtown Corpus Christi

FIRST FRIDAY | DOLLAR DAY! at Art Museum of South Texas

Home School Day: Yuletide Around the World at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Storytime at Barnes and Noble (Corpus Christi)

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Light up Live Oak at 2000 Port Ave, Ingleside

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {December 3-4th}

2nd Annual Presents for Pints at Rebel Toad Brewing Co.

Smokin Roses 2nd Annual H3 BBQ Cook-Off at 2306 Old Houston Hwy  {Beeville}

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

Christmas in Goliad at Christmas in Goliad

Annual Fundraiser for Children’s Coalition of Aransas County, Blazing Trails for Kids at Fulton Convention Center

Texas Maritime Gala at Texas Maritime Museum

Share Your Christmas at Coastal Bend Food Bank

Guided Nature Walk at Port Aransas Community Park

It’s a Wonderful Life at Port Aransas Community Theatre

2021 Red Stripe Memorial Run at Bob Hall Pier

Castle Tour at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Geocaching 101 at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Reindeer Run 5K & Kid’s 1K at Brewster Street Icehouse – Downtown

Photos with TheGrinch361 at Heritage Park

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Live Nativity at 3115 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi

Volunteer for Navidad de los Ninos at Garcia Arts & Education Center

SUPER sARTurday: GINGERBREAD HOUSES at the Art Museum of South Texas

Illuminated Boat Parade Presented by Port of Corpus Christi at Corpus Christi Marina

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders Basketball at American Bank Center

Winter Wonderland: Sip & Shop (Couture Redux) at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

CCHS Pancake Breakfast with Santa at 6301 Yorktown Blvd {Corpus Christi}

WES Holiday Gift Market at BUS

Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ Market

VFW Super Saturday Flea Market Alice Texas 

Crafters & Makers Market at 1047 CR-465 {Alice}

Pictures with Santa at Ben Bolt Dollar General

Christmas Market and Tree Lighting at the San Patricio County Courthouse.

Portland Farmers Market at Joe Burke pavilion

Family Advent & Ornament Workshop at First United Methodist Church {Portland}

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Portland Community Center {Portland}

Ice Skating Rink Opens Portland Community Center {Portland}

Krampus Christmas Market and Fashion Show at Communitea

Holiday Market and tree lighting at Sunset Hideaway {Ingleside}

Christmas Rendezvous and Trade Fair at Presidio La Bahía {Goliad}

Christmas in Goliad at Christmas in Goliad

First Saturday Living History Program at Presidio La Bahía {Goliad}

Pawnee Community Presents- A Country Christmas at 6113 FM-798 {Pawnee}

Wine Walk Holiday Sip & Shop & La Posada Parade at Kingsville Main Street

Winter Fair at The Salazar Building {Kingsville}

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

2nd Annual OH WHAT FUN Christmas at 2604 N Navarro St  {Victoria}

December S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria}

10th Annual Christmas Benefit Trail Ride at Orange Grove

Market Days at Cotton Branch Farms {Robstown}

Light up Live Oak at 2000 Port Ave, Ingleside

2022 MYBA Tryouts & Draft at 2739 Mustang Dr  {Ingleside}

Bowl with Santa at CM LANES {Aransas Pass}

Lighted Boat Parade at Red Dragon Pirate Cruises {Port Aransas}

Rockport Tropical Christmas Festival at Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor

It’s a Wonderful Life at Port Aransas Community Theatre

Northshore Country Club’s Shopping Event at Northshore Country Club {Portland}

The Manger Project at First United Methodist Church {Portland}

Christmas on the Beach Drive Thru Lights Display at Rockport Beach {Dec 5-Dec 31}

Holiday Market at Island Presbyterian Church

Festive 56 Holiday Pop-Up at 4536 CR-56  {Robstown}

Birding Tour at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Corpus Mystic Market – Holistic Fair at Emerald Beach Hotel

Santa’s Beach Party to Benefit Toys For Tots! at Surepoint Emergency Center – Padre Island

The La Posada Foundation & The Nueces County ESD #2 Christmas Land Parade at Briscoe King Pavilion on the Island

Islanders Women’s Basketball vs St. Edward’s at Dugan Wellness Center

WWE Supershow at American Bank Center

ArtWalk Sunday Family Fun Day at Downtown Corpus Christi

Live Nativity at 3115 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi

Kids Against Hunger Packing Event at 4620 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi

Dog Pictures with Santa! – Faith and Hope Foundation at Nueces Brewing Company

Quiet Time with Santa at La Palmera at La Palmera

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL at Annaville Baptist Church

CBCF Ranch Hand Ranch Rodeo at Jk Northway Coliseum {Kingsville}

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

Christmas at the Mansion at Berclair Mansion

Children’s Music Therapy with One Sound One Heart at Victoria Public Library

DIY Ornament Craft Kit! New kit each week at Robert J. Kleberg Public Library

Parade of Lights at Portland Community Center

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Healthy Portland Trail Group at Violet Andrews Park On Corpus Christi Bay

Toddler Time at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

Healthy Portland Trail Group at Violet Andrews Park (Portland)

Monday Morning Mosey at 805 Comanche St, Corpus Christi, TX

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Tide Turners Kids Club at La Palmera

South Region Holiday Coastal Gathering at 1214 N Chaparral St {Corpus Christi}

Birding on the Boardwalk at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Grow Local Farmers’ Market

FREE FAMILY ART TIME at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Chain Gang Crochet group at Corpus Christi Public Libraries

ZZ Top at American Bank Center

Story Time with Mr. Kippy at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

Teen Library Lounge at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

Book Sale at Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library

Get Air Toddler Time Every Thursday

Corpus Christi Taco Festival at American Bank Center

Tiny Gator Hour! Every Thursday 10-12pm at Izzy Bounce

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Enchanted Holiday Forest 2021 at Roberts Point Park

Pancake Supper with Santa at St. Christopher By-The-Sea

Corpus Christi IceRays at American Bank Center

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

Christmas on Main; 2021 VPI Christmas Home Tour at 403 N Main St {Victoria}

It’s a Wonderful Life at Port Aransas Community Theatre

The La Posada Lighted Boat Parade at Marker 37 Marina

Book Sale at Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {December 10-11}

Gift of Christmas Lights Drive-thru at 5814 Williams Dr {Corpus Christi}

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Corpus Christi IceRays at American Bank Center

Guided Nature Walk at Port Aransas Community Park

It’s a Wonderful Life at Port Aransas Community Theatre

5k Jingle Run & Toy Drive at 110 S Eugenia St { Orange Grove }

Christmas Parade at Downtown Orange Grove 

Christmas in Portland 2021 at Portland Community Center {Portland}

Christmas in the District At Downtown {Rockport}

Downtown Rockport Makers Market at Rockport Daily Grind

Aransas County Airport Fly-In (Rockport)

FOUNDERS DAY 2021 at Karnes City

Goliad Market Days in {Goliad Texas}

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

Christmas on Main; 2021 VPI Christmas Home Tour at 403 N Main St {Victoria}

December S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria}

Santa Day Sponsored by Chick-fil-A Victoria at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria}

GINGERBREAD ON MAIN at Victoria Public Library

Book Sale at Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library

Watercolor Holiday Cards at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Holiday Gift for the Birds at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Holiday Light Drive-Thru at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Christmas Market at Nueces Brewing Company

Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ Market

Calallen Farmers’ Market at Nueces Cafe

Winter Wonderland Weekend event at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Corpus Christi Candy Cane Lane Opens

12th Annual Christmas Tree Forest | FREE Family Day! at Art Museum of South Texas

Corpus Christi Ballet Presents the Nutcracker at American Bank Center

Be A Hero Toy Drive at Roasted Coffee Shop

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Jingle Bell Breakfast at In The Game Funtrackers

4th Annual Bayfront Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tourn. at Corpus Christi Natatorium

Home for the Holidays at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center

Breakfast with Santa Cow at Chick-fil-A Staples and McArdle

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

Aransas County Airport Fly-In (Rockport)

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

It’s a Wonderful Life at Port Aransas Community Theatre

Quiet Time with Santa at La Palmera at La Palmera

Corpus Christi Ballet Presents the Nutcracker at American Bank Center

4th Annual Bayfront Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tourn. at Corpus Christi Natatorium

DIY Ornament Craft Kit! New kit each week at Robert J. Kleberg Public Library {Kingsville}

Monday Morning Mosey at 805 Comanche St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2715, United States

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Healthy Portland Trail Group at Violet Andrews Park On Corpus Christi Bay

Pictures with Santa at W.C. Andrews PTA {Portland}

Santa at the Library at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

All Booked Up Book Club at 805 Comanche St {Corpus Christi}

Swing By and Say to the Grinch at Bishop County Library

Birding on the Boardwalk at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Grow Local Farmers’ Market

FREE FAMILY ART TIME at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Chain Gang Crochet group at Corpus Christi Public Libraries

National Ugly Sweater Day at Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library

Calallen ISD Family Outreach Holiday Festival

14th Annual Community Appreciation Christmas Party At the Sandia Fire Station

Story Time with Mr. Kippy at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

Teen Library Lounge at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

Get Air Toddler Time Every Thursday

Tiny Gator Hour! Every Thursday 10-12pm at Izzy Bounce

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Illuminated Night Parade at 3533 S Alameda St {Corpus Christi}

Santa in the Park 2021 at 301 JC Barr Blvd {Port Aransas}

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

Ferris Wheel at the Portland Community Center {Portland}

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {December 17-18}

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Pup Crawl: Pints w/Pups on Patios at Downtown Corpus Christi

Christmas Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at La Palmera

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

December S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria}

Drive-by Seedling Trees Giveaway at Robert J. Kleberg Public Library {Kingsville}

Annual Winter Wonderland Parade in Robstown

Ferris Wheel at the Portland Community Center {Portland}

Get Growing Mobile Plant Nursery Pop Up at 504 Moore Ave {Portland}

Breakfast with Santa at 2425 8th St {Ingleside}

Castle Tour at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Guided Nature Walk at Port Aransas Community Park

Santa Claus Meet & Greet at Red Dragon Pirate Cruises

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Winter Wonderland Weekend event at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Jingle all the Way 5K & 10K at Water’s Edge Park

Corpus Christi Ballet Presents the Nutcracker at American Bank Center

K-LOVE Christmas Tour at American Bank Center

2ND Annual Christmas candlelight vigil & our official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3102 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi

Christmas Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at La Palmera

Christmas Nights at The Texas Zoo {Victoria}

The Longest Night: A Blue Christmas Service at First United Methodist Church {Portland}

Ferris Wheel at the Portland Community Center {Portland}

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Winter Solstice Storytime at Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Corpus Christi Ballet Presents the Nutcracker at American Bank Center

3rd annual Coastal Christmas at American Bank Center

Christmas Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at La Palmera

DIY Ornament Craft Kit! New kit each week at Robert J. Kleberg Public Library {Kingsville}

Library Walking at Janet F. Harte Public Library

Winter S.T.E.A.M. Camp at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History {Dec. 20-23}

Holiday Camp II: Elf Adventure Camp at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria Dec 20-22}

3rd annual Coastal Christmas at American Bank Center

Toddler Time at Bell/Whittington Public Library {Portland}

Winter S.T.E.A.M. Camp at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History {Dec. 20-23}

Holiday Camp II: Elf Adventure Camp at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria Dec 20-22}

3rd annual Coastal Christmas at American Bank Center

Winter S.T.E.A.M. Camp at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History {Dec. 20-23}

Holiday Camp II: Elf Adventure Camp at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent {Victoria Dec 20-22}

Birding on the Boardwalk at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Grow Local Farmers’ Market

FREE FAMILY ART TIME at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Chain Gang Crochet group at Corpus Christi Public Libraries

3rd annual Coastal Christmas at American Bank Center

Winter S.T.E.A.M. Camp at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History {Dec. 20-23}

Get Air Toddler Time Every Thursday

Tiny Gator Hour! Every Thursday 10-12pm at Izzy Bounce

3rd annual Coastal Christmas at American Bank Center

A Family-Friendly Service in the Tradition of Christmas at First United Methodist Church {Portland}

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Birding on the Boardwalk at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Grow Local Farmers’ Market

FREE FAMILY ART TIME at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Chain Gang Crochet group at Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Get Air Toddler Time Every Thursday

Tiny Gator Hour! Every Thursday 10-12pm at Izzy Bounce

Corpus Christi IceRays at American Bank Center

Winter Wonderettes at Aurora Arts Theatre

Corpus Christi IceRays at American Bank Center

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