A Coastal Bend Holiday: A Guide to Holiday Events in the Coastal Bend

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The holiday season is upon us!

Replace that pumpkin spice with peppermint mocha and get those winter wardrobes ready!

A Coastal Bend Holiday | Corpus Christi | American Bank Center

There are so many fun things to do this Holiday Season in the Coastal Bend! Thanks to our friends at the American Bank Center, we have scoured the internet and found all of the food, shopping, and family fun events and put them together for you so that you can fill your calendar with memory-making things to do all over the Coastal Bend!

Coastal Christmas returns for its 4th annual event. Bring the whole family and celebrate the season at the best winter wonderland in South Texas. Kids of all ages will enjoy indoor ice skating, family photo ops, holiday characters, holiday refreshments and more!

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Turkey Leg Drive Thru at 2425 8th St, Ingleside, TX

Thanksgiving Meal at 800 E 5th St, Sinton, TX

Community Table Thanksgiving Dinner at First Presbyterian Church {Rockport}*

Pack the Pantry Food Drive at the Portland Community Center {Portland}

Friendsgiving! at 214 E Main St, Alice, TX

Veteran’s Thanksgiving Lunch at St. John’s United Methodist Church*

Thomas J. Henry 2021 Turkey Giveaway {Locations in Alice, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Freer}*

KM Cares- Turkey Giveaway at all four KM Premier Real Estate locations

Thanksgiving Potluck in Robstown at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint

Thanksgiving Community Lunch at 4741 Kostoryz Rd, Corpus Christi*

Giving Thanksgiving at 13024 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX*

4th Annual Turkey Giveaway at Dream Team Realtors*

Thanksgiving Dinner at 1452 State Hwy 361 {Ingleside}*

Community Meal at Agape Fellowship & Training Center of Ingleside

4th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck at Texas Red’s Riviera

41st Annual VASA Pod CCO at 500 Coleto Park Rd {Victoria}*

5th Thanksgiving Community Luncheon First Church of God at 902 West Point Road {Corpus Christi}

Thanksgiving meal at The Biscuit BARN {Sinton}

Christmas Food Baskets & Toys for Tots Assistance LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION {Corpus Christi}*

Community Table Christmas Dinner at First Presbyterian Church {Rockport}*

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Christmas Block Party {Downtown Victoria}*

Christmas By The Bay at Aransas Pass Civic Center {November 12-13}*

Goliad Market Days in {Goliad Texas}*

Sip and Shop at Cathy’s Boutique and Gifts {Corpus Christi}*

Holiday Shop Around  {Port Aransas}*

Holiday Shop Around  {Port Aransas}*

Fall Wine Walk + Christmas Market at Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds {Victoria}*

Holiday Shop Around  {Port Aransas}*

Holiday Open House & Anniversary Sale at 2751 W Main St {Ingleside} November 26-27

Bee Saturday Bazaar at the Bee County Expo Pavilion {Beeville}*

Christmas Block Party {Downtown Victoria}

Holiday Market at Sunset Hideaway {Ingleside}*

Very Merry Market at Drifters Resort {Rockport}*

Winter Peace Festival and Market at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi {Corpus Christi}*

Krampus Christmas Market and Fashion Show at Communitea

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

Northshore Country Club’s Shopping Event at Northshore Country Club*

Holiday Market at Island Presbyterian Church*

Holiday Market at the Calallen Baptist Church {Calallen}*

Holiday Artisan Market at the Art Center of Corpus Christi {Corpus Christi}

Market Days at Cotton Branch Farms Robstown*

Christmas Makers Market and Toy Drive at Nueces Brewing and Barbecue {Corpus Christi}*

Christmas Market at Nueces Brewing Company

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Peppermint Lane on Chaparral Street at Downtown Corpus Christi {November 5-December 26th}

Santa’s Winter Welcome at La Palmera {Corpus Christi}*

Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall November 11 – December 24 {Corpus Christi}*

Peppermint Lane on Chaparral Street at Downtown Corpus Christi {November 15th-December 26th}

Fall Fest at the Aransas Pass Civic Center {Aransas Pass}*

Islander Lights – 16th Annual at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi {Corpus Christi}*

 Ranch Hand Weekend Tree Lighting and Holiday Wine Walk at Kingsville Main Street {Kingsville}*

A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Aurora Arts Theatre November 18 – January 7 {Corpus Christi}*

Mini Sessions with Santa Ray with TSS Photography at 6601 Everhart Rd {Corpus Christi}*

Winter Wonderland Lights at Artesian Park {Corpus Christi}*

Christmas Tree Forest opens at the Art Museum of South Texas November 19 – December 14 {Corpus Christi}*

Winter Wonderland Craft Workshop at La Retama Central Library {Corpus Christi}*

SPARK Thanksgiving Recreation Program for ages 6-16 at the Lindale Recreation Center {Corpus Christi}*

Christmas Mini Sessions with Lindsay Scott Photography November 21, 22, 23 and 27 {Rockport}*

Pet Night Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Trinity Class Golf Tournament at the Palmilla Golf Club {Port Aransas}*

Gobble on the Grand at the Palmilla Golf Club {Port Aransas}*

Turkey Trot {Port Aransas}*

Pet Night Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Turkey Trot Victoria at Patriot Park {Victoria}*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

H-E-B Christmas Tree Waters Edge Park {Corpus Christi}*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Quiet Time with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Pictures with Santa at 217 W Bowie St {Beeville}

Sames Ford 6th Annual CASA Toy Drive

Visit with Santa and receive a FREE toy at 3218 S Port Ave {Corpus Christi}

Rockport Center for the Arts Kids Coloring Contest Due Date*

Christmas Tree Forest at the Portland Community Center {Portland}*

Pet Night Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Pet Night Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Fresh Evergreen Wreath Workshop at Rose Soiree {Corpus Christi}*

Holiday Block Party at Dream Team Realtors {Aransas Pass}*

Art Walk & Mayor’s Merriest Decor Contest {Downtown Corpus Christi}*

Light up Live Oak at 2000 Port Ave, Ingleside*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Christmas on the Square at DeLeon Plaza {Victoria}*

Community Christmas at the Ethel Eyerly Senior Center {Flour Bluff}*

Candy Cane Lane Opens {Corpus Christi}*

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

Light up Live Oak at 2000 Port Ave, Ingleside*

Illuminated Boat Parade Presented by Port of Corpus Christi*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Breakfast with Santa at the Portland Community Center {Portland}*

Pooch-A-Palooza, Pet Pictures with Santa at 810 Houston St. {Portland}*

Christmas on the Coast Ice Skating Rink at the Joe Burke Pavilion (December 3 – January 1) {Portland}*

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Portland Community Center {Portland}*

Christmas Parade of Lights at DeLeon Plaza {Victoria}*

La Posada Children’s Day at the Maggie Salinas Pavilion {Kingsville}*

Lighted Boat Parade at Conn Brown Harbor {Aransas Pass}*

Tropical Christmas Festival with Ornaments and Crafts at the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor {Rockport}*

1st Annual Rudolph Rumble 5K Run/Walk at Hazel Bazemore Park {Corpus Christi}*

Winter Peace Festival and Market at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi {Corpus Christi}*

Christmas Rendezvous and Trade Fair {Goliad}*

The Cathedral Concert Series presents A Cathedral Christmas at the Corpus Christi Cathedral {Corpus Christi}

Quiet Time with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Bowl with Santa at CM LANES {Aransas Pass}

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

Mini Sessions with Santa Ray with TSS Photography at 6601 Everhart Rd {Corpus Christi}*

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

Christmas on the Beach December 4 – January 2 {Rockport}*

Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Concert Series at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Parade of Lights at the Portland Community Center {Portland}*

Corpus Christi Area Youth Orchestra Winter Concert {Corpus Christi}*

Pet Night Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Pet Night Pictures with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

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

Christmas Festivities & Bike Giveaway at Aransas Pass Chamber & Visitor Center {Aransas Pass}*

Illuminated Saltwater Christmas Parade at Downtown Aransas Pass {Aransas Pass}*

First Baptist Academy Choir at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Community Tree Lighting {Port Aransas}*

Nautical and Nice Drive Thru Light Display (December 8 – January 3) {Port Aransas}*

Enchanted Holiday Forest 2021 at Roberts Point Park

The La Posada Lighted Boat Parade at Marker 37 Marina {Padre Island}*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Family Game Night: Merry Quizmas at the Roberts Point Park Small Pavilion {Port Aransas}*

The La Posada Lighted Boat Parade at Marker 37 Marina {Padre Island}*

Christmas in Portland at the Portland Community Center {Portland}*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Coastal Bend Holiday Fly-In at the Aransas County Airport {Rockport}*

Christmas Tree Forest Family Fun Day at the Art Museum of South Texas {Corpus Christi}*

Breakfast with Santa at the First Baptist Church {Corpus Christi}*

Reindeer Run 5K & Kid’s 1K at Brewster Street Icehouse {Downtown Corpus Christi}*

Caroling at the Mansion at the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site {Fulton}*

Bowling with Santa at CM Lanes {Aransas Pass}*

Christmas in the District {Rockport}*

Downtown Christmas Festival {Orange Grove}*

Home for the Holidays POPS Concert {Corpus Christi}*

3K Jingle Run & Toy Drive {Corpus Christi}*

Quiet Time with Santa at La Palmera Mall {Corpus Christi}*

Coastal Bend Holiday Fly-In at the Aransas County Airport {Rockport}*

Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Concert Series at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Christmas in the District At Downtown {Rockport}

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

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

A Drag Queen Christmas at the American Bank Center {Corpus Christi}*

It’s a Jolly Family Art Time at the Art Center of Corpus Christi {Corpus Christi}

Christmas In Fulton at 402 N Fulton Beach Rd {Fulton}*

Sugar Plum Social {Port Aransas}*

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays at the American Bank Center {Corpus Christi}*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Tinsel Trot & Concert at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Mr. Boogey’s Christmas Massacre at The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House {Mathis}*

HOLLY-DAYS at the GARDENS at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center {Corpus Christi}*

Abuelita’s Christmas Carol at the Aurora Arts Theatre {Corpus Christi}*

Breakfast with Santa at VFW Post 3904 {Rockport}*

Premier Wrestling Event at Christmas on the Coast at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery {Corpus Christi}*

Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Concert Series at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Little Heroes Toy Drive at Coral Bean Cafe {Corpus Christi}*

Holiday Camp at the Art Museum of South Texas December 19 – 23, ages K5-12 {Corpus Christi}*

Candy Cane Drop & Inflatable Frenzy at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Christmas Extreme at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Polar Express Family Pajama Party at the Port Aransas Community Theatre {Port Aransas}

Christmas Movie Night at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

A Magical Cirque Christmas at the American Bank Center {Corpus Christi}*

Ax Throwing at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Noon Year Eve at the Portland Community Center {Portland}*

Neon New Year’s at the Joe Burke Pavilion {Portland}*

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Roberts Point Park {Aransas Pass}

New Year’s Eve Firework Show at Roberts Point Park {Aransas Pass}

New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge at Horace Caldwell Pier {Aransas Pass}

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