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Thanksgiving Eve: What to do in Corpus Christi during holiday break

Posted at 6:54 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 13:56:42-05

The first big holiday is finally around the corner in Corpus Christi.

During Thanksgiving, it’s common to partake in a hearty meal, watch parades and follow it up with a lot of football. But what makes the holiday better is being around family and friends.

Thanksgiving Eve is typically one of the biggest days to travel of the year. Many people are traveling back home.

For Corpus Christi, it’s a time to showcase the renovations and newly opened businesses that are helping the coastal town thrive.

Robert Cooper, owner of The Good Fish downtown, hopes to impress customers who might not come to his restaurant often.

“A lot of Corpus natives, they’ll only come back once a year, it might just be Thanksgiving or it might only be Christmas,” Cooper said. “What they saw last year, they’re gonna get to see something new and something great.”

That something great is the upgraded downtown. Cooper plans on having a huge jazz band and a heavy crowd for Thanksgiving Eve.

Bars are not the only popular spots around town during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Texas State Aquarium will be open during the holiday week with limited hours on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

KRIS 6 spoke with a family of five, who were on their first family outing since having a new baby.

Brian Dennis, father of now three boys, says because the kids are so small, the Aquarium or a trail is where they plan to spend their holiday week.

Dennis and his family are from Florida and will not travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to Google’s recent Thanksgiving statistics, amusement parks and trailheads are some of the most sought after Google searches on Thanksgiving Eve.

Another hot spot around the holiday season is the movies. Corpus Christi’s Alamo Drafthouse will be open throughout the week and have already sold out on many of the upcoming releases.

The holidays are bringing back many Corpus Christi natives, and luckily, there are plenty of fun-family options throughout the Thanksgiving week.

The day before Thanksgiving is also known as one of the biggest drinking days of the year. CCPD and DPS have said they will be on the lookout for drunk drivers tonight and their piece of advice: have a plan for your ride home.