November kicks off a busy time for Corpus Christi's tourism industry, which, this year, is capped by the return of Merry Days by the Bay.
Visit Corpus Christi, the official name of Corpus Christi's convention and visitor's bureau, said last year's event was a success, and this year's event promises to be bigger and better.
Visit Corpus Christi and the Downtown Management District worked to create Merry Days by the Bay.
This year, Alyssa Barrera-Mason runs both organizations and she believes both have a real chance to shine.
Mason was the driving force behind Peppermint Lane on Chapparal Street. This year, Peppermint Lane expands into Artesian Park.
As part of Merry Days by the Bay, a 60-foot Christmas tree will be lit up in Water's Edge Park on Dec. 7.