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Christmas in the Coastal Bend: A list of events for you and the family

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 28, 2022

Breakfast with Santa
Held aboard the USS Lexington Museum. Enjoy a delicious pancake bar breakfast and share in the excitement of welcoming Santa Claus. All children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. With tummies full, we will settle down to watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas in our Mega Theater. After the movie, take part in a Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt which will take you on a tour of the ship.

WHAT: USS Lexington Museum Breakfast with Santa!
WHERE: USS Lexington Museum, 2914 N Shoreline Blvd.
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2022
TIME: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
TICKETS: $20.00 for Members & Military, $25.00 Non-Members

Holiday by the Bay
The City’s Parks & Recreation Department and the American Bank Center are partnering to bring the inaugural “Holiday by the Bay” event. The American Bank Center, located at 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard, will transform into a winter wonderland on Saturday, December 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is free for everyone to enjoy.

“Holiday by the Bay” consists of an ice-skating rink inside the American Bank Center and outdoor activities for children, including writing letters to Santa Claus, arts and crafts, inflatable toys, and a meet and greet with Santa Morris and The Grinch. The outdoor activities will take place at the North Shoreline Turnaround. The event also will host six food trucks and four vendors.

“Holiday by the Bay” also will feature a free live performance by local country music artist Robert Ray from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Shoreline Street on the east side of the American Bank Center.

Holly-Days at the Gardens
The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center located at 8545 S. Staples St.
Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Check out the 18-foot Eco Christmas Tree, the latest recycling creation by environmental artist Shelia Rogers.

Odem's 4th Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 17, 2022
6 p.m.
The parade route will start at Church and Cook and will end in Odem Park at Cook and W. Humphries
Presented by the City of Odem
There will be a gift giveaway by the Odem police department afterward.

Tuba Christmas 2022
Corpus Christi's Tuba Christmas 2022 will be held on Monday, December 19th at Noon in the Plains Capital Bank Building lobby at 500 North Shoreline.