Downtown Corpus Christi is officially in the holiday spirit

Posted at 7:17 PM, Nov 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 12:57:30-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Peppermint Lane is back for a second year after a long hiatus.

The festivities started with a kickoff party today.

From now until Jan. 7, Chaparral street is lit up in a festive display.

Originally started in the 1960's, the Downtown Management District restarted the tradition last year.

This year the lights extend into nearby Artesian Park.

After all that shopping and checking out the lights one can certainly get hungry.

Good thing the food trucks had you covered.

About two dozen trucks set up in Heritage Park Saturday for a Food Truck Christmas Village.

Several local favorites were on hand serving up local favorites like BBQ, tacos, and other fare.

They were also joined by Chefs from across the state.

Organizer John Garcia said, "We have food trucks that come around from all across the state. From Brownsville, San Antonio, McAllen, Arlington, the outer parts of Corpus Christi, Dallas. It has come from all around."

Organizers believed a lot of hungry people came over because the event was free and pet friendly.