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Meet Santa and some animals at 'Holly-Days in the Gardens'

Holly-Days in the Gardens
Posted at 10:14 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 13:59:22-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The holiday spirit has taken over the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center (8545 S. Staples Street) and will be on display this year for two exciting weekends!

Holly-Days at the Gardens will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 7/8 and 14/15), with activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to a lighted 21-foot Fraser Fir with thousands of colored lights, there will be photo sessions with Santa by a second large tree in the Rose Pavilion. Various animals are on hand, and there is storytelling. crafts for kids, and holiday music playing throughout the Gardens.


  • Kids Holiday Craft (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Photos with Santa (10 a.m.-Noon, 3-4 p.m.)
  • Rep-Tales (10:30-11 a.m.)
  • Pictures with Santa’s Tortoises (11 a.m.-Noon, 4-4:30 p.m.)
  • Holiday Story-Telling (Noon, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Parrott Talk (1:30-2:15 p.m.)
  • Monkey Mansion, Kids Play area (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)

For additional information, call (361) 852-2100 or visit www.stxbot.org.