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

The holiday season is upon us!

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

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There are so many fun things to do this Holiday Season in the Coastal Bend! We 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! 

Thanks to our partners at Reliant for helping to make this guide possible! And also, don’t miss out on this super fun event in Rockport!


The 15th Annual Tropical Christmas Festival presented by Reliant

Rockport Tropical ChristmasThe 15th Annual Tropical Christmas Festival presented by Reliant will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Rockport Festival Grounds by the downtown Rockport Harbor. The event features musical entertainment, children’s activities, visits with Santa, food, fun, and other festivities. The evening ends with lighting of the giant Community Christmas Tree, an illuminated night parade along Rockport Beach Park, a spectacular fireworks display over Aransas Bay. For additional information on the event, call the City of Rockport’s Park and Leisure Services Department at 361-727-2158 or email [email protected].

::FEATURED LISTING:: Merry Movies :

Hosted by Cattle Baron’s Ball – Corpus Christi presented by Reliant.

The Grinch

Dec. 21st Merry Movies: Jim Carrey’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

Come dressed in your pj’s and enjoy a family holiday movie event while supporting the American Cancer Society.

Kids will enjoy a fun morning of activities, food and surprise appearance of the Grinch thanks to CCGrinch

Fill your tummies with a breakfast cereal buffet, small popcorn and hot coco. While waiting for the movie, get creative and and fun with the planned activities and crafts. Pictures with Santa begin at 9am and the movie starts at 10am.

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Jennifer Scott-Butler at [email protected]


Community Holiday Meals :: Coastal Bend Mom CollectiveNov. 16th Thanksgiving Potluck Hosted by Coastal Bend Pride Center 

Nov. 21st 6th Annual Fall Feast Hosted by Aransas Pass Police Department 

Nov. 23rd SHARE Community Thanksgiving 2019 Hosted by SHARE Kingsville TX 

Nov 28th Thanksgiving Day Brunch at Port Royal Resort Hosted by Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center 

Dec. 21st Feast of Sharing Corpus Christi Hosted by HEB 

Shopping Events __ Coastal Bend Mom CollectiveNov. 9th Christmas Bazaar Hosted by St. Pius X Catholic School 

Nov. 9th-10th Christmas By The Bay Holiday Market Hosted by Texas Market Guide 

Nov. 16th Holiday Market & Craft Fair  Hosted by Galilean Lutheran 

Nov. 16th FUMC Holiday Market & Craft Fair Hosted by First United Methodist Church, Corpus Christi

Nov. 23rd-24th Holiday ShopAround Port A Hosted by Beachtoberfest

Nov.  24th 2019 Yuletide Shopping Extravaganza Hosted by Northshore Country Club  

Nov. 26th Taco Tuesday With The Grinch!! Hosted by TheGrinch361

Nov. 30th Island Holiday Market by Port Aransas Art Center 

Dec. 5th Holiday Bazaar – Shopping and Entertainment Hosted by ABWA – Victoria Professional Express Network 

Dec. 7th Holiday Market at the Distillery Hosted by Coastal Bend Distilling Co. {Beeville}

Dec. 7th Holiday Craft Fair at the Southside Farmers’ Market Hosted by Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ Market 

Dec. 8th An Elegant Event – Holiday Sip and Shop Hosted by An Elegant Event

Dec. 8th 2019 WES Holiday Gift Market Hosted by Women’s Entrepreneur Society of CC 

Dec. 14th Christmas In The District Hosted by The Coastal Mercantile- Rockport

Dec. 14th Jingle Bells & Brews: A Christmas Market Hosted by Nueces Brewing Company 

Dec. 19th Last Holiday Market Hosted by Island Farmers’ Market

Dec. 21st Heritage park market days Hosted by CaT.S. Markets UNA

Family Fun Events __ Coastal Bend Mom CollectiveNov. 9th Santa’s Arrival Hosted by La Palmera 

Nov. 9th WELCOMING of CCGRINCH Hosted by CCGrinch 

Nov. 10th Deck Downtown 2019 Hosted by Marina Arts District 

Nov. 15th- Dec. 15th A Christmas Carol by Harbor Playhouse

Nov. 22nd Islander Lights Hosted by Student Engagement and Success at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi 

Nov. 22nd Ranch Hand Weekend Tree Lighting {Kingsville} Hosted by Ranch Hand Weekend 

Nov. 22nd- Dec. 29th A Christmas Story, The Musical by Aurora Arts Theatre

Nov. 23rd Ranch Hand Weekend Festival Hosted by Ranch Hand Weekend 

Nov. 24th MR.CCGRINCH MEETS SANTA Hosted by CCGrinch

Nov. 24th Toy Drive, Pics With The Grinch, Thanksgiving with the Community Hosted by Beauty Crush Cosmetics & Tattooing LLC

Nov. 30th Peppermint Lane Kick-Off & Celebration! Hosted by Marina Arts District 

Nov. 30th Food Truck Christmas Village Corpus Christi 2019 Hosted by Corpus Christi Food Truck Festivals 2019 

Dec. 1st-23rd  {Weekends} Christmas at the Texas Zoo! by The Texas Zoo Victoria  

Dec. 1st     Sweets with Santa: A Family Event Hosted by Corpus Christi Moms Blog 

Dec. 2nd- Jan. 4th Christmas on the Coast {Portland, Tx} Events all month long. 

Dec. 3rd La Posada Kickoff Party and Auction Hosted by La Posada Foundation at Waves Resort  

Dec. 3rd Breakfast With Santa Hosted by La Palmera {Kids 5 and under}

Dec. 3rd Lighting of Lamar Park 2019 Hosted by Lamar Park 

Dec. 6th Illuminated Saltwater Christmas Parade Hosted by Aransas Pass Chamber & Visitor Center 

Dec. 6th Victoria – The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show Hosted by The Grand Ol’ Production Company

Dec. 6th Community Christmas (Free Event) Hosted by Flour Bluff Business Association

Dec. 7th-24th  SCUBA Santa Hosted by Texas State Aquarium

Dec. 7th Breakfast with Santa Cow Hosted by Chick-fil-A Staples and McArdle 

Dec. 7th Lighted Boat Parade Hosted by Beach Nation – Visit Port A 

Dec. 7th Parade of Lights Hosted by La Posada de Kingsville – A Celebration of Lights 

Dec. 7th 38th Annual Harbor Lights Festival Hosted by Harbor Lights Festival {Corpus Christi} 

Dec. 7th ESA Family Fun Festivals: Winter Fest Hosted by Early Scholars Academy 

Dec. 7th Home for The Holidays Hosted by Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra 

Dec. 7th Reindeer Run 5K Corpus Christi 2019 Hosted by Reindeer Run 5K Corpus Christi 

Dec. 7th Holly Jolly Christmas Lighted Parade Hosted by Beeville Main Street

Dec. 7th DONUTS & STORYTIME with CC Grinch Hosted by CCGrinch 

Dec. 7th Annual Signing Santa Party Hosted by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center – DHHC

Dec. 7th Welcome to the Land of Sweets – Interactive Show & Party Hosted by CC Ballroom By The Bay

Dec. 8th Holiday Photo Day With The Grinch Hosted by Earthwise Pet Corpus Christi 

Dec. 12th A Holiday with Hero’s Luncheon Hosted by Portland, TX Chamber of Commerce

 Dec. 12th-15th The Nutcracker Hosted by Victoria Ballet Theatre 

Dec 13th GPYBA 2nd Annual Christmas Celebration Hosted by TheGrinch361 {Portland} 

Dec. 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd The Nutcracker with the Corpus Christi Ballet 

Dec. 14th Christmas Tree Forest – Family Fun Day Hosted by Junior League of Corpus Christi, Inc. (JLCC) at the Art Museum of CC 

{The Christmas Tree Forest exhibit will be on display from Nov. 23rd-Dec.14th}

Dec. 14th IVFD Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Ingleside Fire Dept 

Dec. 14th  Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade Hosted by City of Gregory

Dec. 14th Santa Elf Camp Hosted by Nueces County Public Libraries

Dec. 14th Brass Turtle Christmas Celebration Hosted by The Brass Turtle Lodge & Restaurant

Dec. 14th 2019 Enchanted Christmas Hosted by Cinderella School of Dance Corpus Christi

Dec. 15th Santa’s Workshop Hosted by Embassy Suites by Hilton Corpus Christi

Dec. 16th Indoor Snowball Fight Hosted by Ben F. McDonald Public Library 

Dec. 17th Christmas Party Hosted by Garcia Arts & Education Center

Dec. 18th Holiday Family Art + Pajama Party Hosted by Art Center of Corpus Christi

Dec. 18th Family Christmas Event Hosted by Parkway Church 

Dec. 18th Santa Claus is coming to JB’S Hosted by JB’s German Bakery & Cafe

Dec. 19th Get Air Toddler Christmas Party! Hosted by Get Air Corpus Christi

Dec. 20th-30th Coastal Christmas at The American Bank Center

Dec. 20th The Polar Express Christmas Party at Amped Inflatapark! Hosted by Amped Inflatapark

Dec. 20th Holiday Sensory Night Hosted by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Dec. 20th Tis the Season for a Christmas Diaper Giveaway! Hosted by Pregnancy Center of the Coastal Bend – Five Points

Dec. 20th Holiday Hoopla: One Day Camp! Hosted by Art Museum of South Texas

Dec. 20th Cookies With Santa Hosted by Kingsville Police Department

Dec. 21st Holidays at the WHO-Seum! Hosted by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Dec. 21st Hogwart’s Yule Ball Hosted by Corpus Christi Public Libraries 

Dec. 21st Santa’s Holiday Bash Hosted by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History 

 Dec. 21st Santa Land Hosted by Theatre Victoria – Victoria TX 

Dec. 21st Jingle all the Way 5K Hosted by VF Productions

Dec. 22nd 3rd Annual BKK Brunch with Santa Hosted by BKK thai kitchen + bar

Dec. 22nd Chanukah Celebration Hosted by Chabad Coastal Bend, Corpus Christi, TX

Dec. 23rd-27th SNOWMAN ART CAMP!!! Hosted by It’s ART Time

Dec. 23rd Winter Wonderland Grinchmas Hosted by CCGrinch at Celebrations by The Party Sisters

Dec. 23rd PLAY Grinchmas Party! Hosted by PLAY

Dec. 24th Christmas Eve At Church Unlimited by Church Unlimited

Dec. 26th The Elf On The Shelf: A Christmas Musical Hosted by American Bank Center 

Dec. 27th Winter 2019 Mini-Camp: Giving Back to Animals! Hosted by Texas State Aquarium {Registration Deadline Dec. 19th}

Dec. 31st Noon Year’s Eve Party Hosted by Ben F. McDonald Public Library 

Dec. 31st Noon Year’s Eve Party Hosted by Nueces County Public Libraries

Dec. 31st Noon Year’s Eve Event Hosted by In The Game Funtrackers

Dec. 31st Winter Craft at the Preserve Hosted by Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

Dec. 31st Noon Year’s Eve $1 Day! Hosted by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Dec. 31st  NYE ON THE ICE Hosted by CCGrinch and Corpus Christi IceRays

Dec. 31st 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire Hosted by Slow Ur Roll

Dec. 31st Midnight on the Bay! Hosted by Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Dec. 31st DYC New Year’s Eve Dinner & Masquerade Ball Hosted by Douglass Youth Center, Inc. {Kingsville}

Dec. 31st 3rd Annual New Years Party Roaring 20s Hosted by The Exchange – Corpus Christi

Dec. 31st Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Hosted by Waves Resort Corpus Christi

Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve 2020! by Bowlero (Corpus Christi, TX)

Dec. 31st Wine 119: Ringing In 2020 With All Things Bubbly! Hosted by Tannins – Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant

Dec. 31st A Roarin’ New Year’s Eve Bash Hosted by Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center

Dec. 31st Katz New Years Celebration Hosted by Katz21 Steak & Spirits

Dec. 31st NYE Party Hosted by Bella Luna Downtown

Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve Dinner Hosted by Bellino Ristorante Italiano

Dec. 31st Roaring 20’s NYE Dinner & Party at Aero Crafters! Hosted by Aero Crafters {Victoria}

Dec. 31st 90’s NYE Party at Moonshine Hosted by Moonshine Drinkery {Victoria}

Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve Dinner Hosted by Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill {Port A} 


Whatever you choose to do this Holiday Season remember to slow down and enjoy the time with your family and friends! Let us follow along make sure to tag Corpus Christi Moms Blog in your adventures on social media. And if you have an event you would like our readers to know about, add it to our community calendar here


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