Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap November 18-20, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016
Halfway through November already! This weekend is full of Fall fun from free movies in the park, festivals, Christmas trees, visits with Santa, and other holiday fun! Remember, some of these activities may require registration. Always check with the organizations for the most updated information or if you have any questions. We appreciate the shares and likes. If we're missing something, let us know! Compiling this information takes work, please credit or link back to Corpus Christi Fun for Kids when sharing.

All Weekend

Visits with Santa Claus at La Palmera Mall during mall hours
Boys and girls are invited to stop by Center Court for visits with Santa Claus.
Cost: Price varies
5488 S. Padre Island Drive
361-991-3755

Aurora Arts Theatre presents The Marvelous Wonderettes at 7:30 pm (Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm)
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
Cost: Tickets are $16. Buy them online. Discounted tickets for children available at box office at 361-851-9700.
Aurora Arts Theatre
5635 Everhart Rd.

Friday, November 18

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Home School Day – Texas History from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Y’all are invited to the museum to journey back in time! Discover the wild and amazing origins of modern Texas.
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, Parents pay general admission. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call to register 361-826-4667.
1900 N Chaparral St.

A La Mano! (Food Truck Friday) from 11 am to 2 pm
Live Music! Lawn Games! Food Trucks!
Cost: Free Admission
Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center
1590 N Shoreline

Garcia Arts and Education Center Family Night Out from 6–8 pm
Families - enjoy time together, share a meal, and learn about each another through different fun events! Programming is held every other Friday night Curriculum is delivered by TAMUCC graduate students.
Cost: Free
2021 Agnes St.
Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation-Live Learn Play POP in at Lindale: Freebird movie at dusk
Free movie in the park. Showing of the family-friendly movie, ‘Free Birds' his fun-filled animation movie is about the adventures of a turkey named, “Reggie” who was pardoned by the president. He joins forces with a fellow fowl, “Jake” so that all turkeys will never be in danger of becoming a holiday dinner. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join us for a wonderful evening under the stars. For more information call 361-826-PLAY.
Cost: Free
Lindale Park
3133 Swantner Drive

Historic Downtown Kingsville & Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00 pm
Tree lighting followed by Street Dance with Beau Walker.
Cost: Free
Downtown Kingsville
100 Kleberg Avenue
Kingsville, TX

Harbor Playhouse Presents: A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm
This timeless classic is a spectacular musical, which tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he goes through a series of strange events after being warned by his former business partner Jacob Marley to change his ways. This brilliant musical follows Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, which leads him to ultimately discover the true spirit of Christmas.
Cost:  Tickets Adult $18, Military and Senior (65+) $15, Student $15, Child (13 and Under) $10
1 Bayfront Park
361-882-5500

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Theatre and Dance Presents Peter and the Starcatcherat 7:30 pm
Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling pirate tale that explores events before a young, nameless orphan becomes the boy who never grew up – Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher. A dozen brilliant TAMU-CC acting majors play more than 100 hilarious and unforgettable characters from James M. Barrie’s book Peter Pan. The characters encounter the depths of greed and despair as well as the bonds of friendship, duty and love using unlimited imaginative and extremely physical storytelling and ingenious stagecraft. Directed by Kelly Russell. Cost: Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students, and $5 for TAMU-CC students paying with cash and a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time or online.
Warren Theatre
6300 Ocean Dr.

Corpus Christi Dance Crew Kid's Free Pizza Dance Party from 8 to 9:30 pm
Corpus Christi Joker and Corpus Christi Dance Crew and Flashmob will be showing the kiddos Joker's flashmob dance and JuJu on that beat and eating pizza until it runs out!
Cost: Free
Play Again Classic Party Center
5301 Everhart Rd, # H

Saturday, November 19

King Ranch 26th Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast at 7 am
Enjoy a heaping plate of eggs, refried beans, biscuits and gravy, sausage and tortillas, accompanied by coffee and juice. Watch team roping demonstrations, re-enactors, musical entertainment, poetry and storytelling.
Cost: $6 per person. Children under 3 are FREE! Tickets available at the Kingsville Visitors Center, King Ranch Saddle Shop, King Ranch Visitor Center & Museum.
King Ranch
West King Avenue and Santa Gertrudis

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center and Nature Rocks Coastal Bend "Amazing Outdoor Abilities" from 8 am to 12 pm
Art dedication of The Great Heron by artist Dixie Friend Gay at the entrance to the preserve. Afterwards, member organizations will have a variety of booths set up near the Learning Center to test your amazing outdoor abilities! Can you soar like a bird, sip like a butterfly, jump like a frog, or display other amazing outdoor talents? This event is your chance to learn about places to explore outside, stretch your legs, and enjoy nature. Local greenspaces, organizations, and nature lovers will welcome you and your children to learn how Nature Rocks! We invite you to test your abilities and learn about new places to explore nature.
Cost: Free
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
2446 N. Oso Parkway


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walks! from 9 to 10 am
Meet on the Learning Center porch. The parking lot is now open. Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. Binoculars and field guides will be loaned on a first come first served basis. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway
Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival from 10 am to 5 pm
Oven and BBQ cookoffs, Pan de Campo and Artisan demos, Kids Corral and much more!
Cost: Free Admission
Downtown Kingsville
100 Kleberg Ave.
Kingsville, TX

Photo via JLCC website
Art Museum of South Texas Christmas Tree Forest: A Reading Wonderland from 10 am to 5 pm
A showcase of Christmas trees at the Art Museum of South Texas decorated to mirror children’s books chosen by participating schools. Participating schools will decorate their trees to be displayed at the museum during regular business hours.
Cost: Admission FREE Adults $8 Seniors (60 and older) $6, Active Military $6 , Students (13 and older) $4, Children (Under 12) and TAMU-CC students and faculty FREE
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 10 am to 2 pm
Free fun art time for families every Saturday! Families of all ages are welcome. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, drop-in art activity, no registration. While supplies last.
Cost: Free
100 N. Shoreline


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Little Learners Hour – Space from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Explore the great big universe outside our atmosphere! The last great frontier awaits you and your little one at the museum with great interactive play and a telescope craft. Open to ages 0-5
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register online of call to register, 361-826-4667
1900 N Chaparral St.


Lotus Dreams Tea Fall Festival from 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free
2115 Ayers St.

2nd Annual Hot Tamale Festival from 12 to 10 pm
Tamales, Tamales, Tamales... It's all about the Tamales! The CC Hot Tamale Street Fest will be showcasing South Texas' best tamales. The festival will showcase the beautiful Marina Arts District of Downtown Corpus Christi. Food, contests, children's talent show, live music and more.
Cost: Free admission, food tickets will be sold at entrance
700 N. Chaparral St.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library International Game Day from 1 to 4 pm
Join us in celebrating International Game Day. We will have all types of games from chess to role playing games. Bring a game you would like to share if you want.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Mary and Jeff Bell Library International Games Day from 10 am to 4 pm
The event allows students to have a day of fun and relaxation and an opportunity to meet other students and interact with them on a different level other than the classroom. Students will have a large selection of video and board games as well as giant chess game and indoor lawn games to play. The first five attendees will receive a free gamer’s swag bag. For more information, email Jeff Janko or call 361-825-2588
Cost: Free
Second floor of the library
6300 Ocean Dr.

Michaels Kids Club Felt Gingerbread from 10 am - 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Enjoy some hands-on family crafting! Grownups and kids will work together to design and create colorful thumbprint ornaments.
Cost: Cost: $2 per project, supplies included
Michaels
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360

Barnes & Noble Thanksgiving Storytime at 11 am
In celebration of Thanksgiving we will feature two special stories, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Coloring and activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Dr.

Annual Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
This year they have an expanded kid’s zone with an inflatable sports challenge and carnival games. Face painters, balloon twisters, and clowns. Santa and Mrs. Claus and the elves. A kid-friendly petting zoo. Music, popcorn, and much more!
Cost: Free
521 Starr St.

Toys R Us LEGO Star Wars Event! from 12 to 2 pm 
Go on a scavenger hunt in our LEGO shop to get a FREE LEGO Star Wars Minifigure! Event intended for ages 6-up. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.
Cost: Free
1220 Airline Rd.
Ben F. McDonald Public Library Corpus Christi Concert Ballet Nutcracker Performance at 1 pm
Corpus Christi Concert Ballet  will perform a selection from their version of "The Nutcracker". You may bring a camera to take a picture with the ballerinas.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.
361-826-2356


Half Price Books Booksgiving Day Celebration at 2 pm
Every child who attends will receive a FREE new book to take home. Limit one preselected new book per child while supplies last. Plus, for every book purchased online at HPB.com on Saturday, November 19, Half Price Books will donate a book to the nonprofit organization Feed the Children. Booksgiving Day is part of the Half Price Books Million Book Donation Project.
Cost: Free
5425 S.P.I.D. (Moore Plaza)

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library International Games Day at 3 pm
Families and friends come together to share an afternoon of laughter and competition using table top games and tablets.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Storytime at 3:30 pm
Join Oso Preserve staff members as they read nature themed children’s books, explore artifacts, and meet the animal ambassadors. Learn more about native wildlife, habitats, adaptations and other topics through relevant children’s stories. This program is FREE of charge and intended for children ages 2-6. Each story will be supplemented with a walk, artifact, animal ambassador or other interactive. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Harbor Playhouse Presents: A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm
This timeless classic is a spectacular musical, which tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he goes through a series of strange events after being warned by his former business partner Jacob Marley to change his ways. This brilliant musical follows Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, which leads him to ultimately discover the true spirit of Christmas.
Cost:  Tickets Adult $18, Military and Senior (65+) $15, Student $15, Child (13 and Under) $10
1 Bayfront Park
361-882-5500

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Theatre and Dance Presents Peter and the Starcatcher at 7:30 pm
Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling pirate tale that explores events before a young, nameless orphan becomes the boy who never grew up – Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher. A dozen brilliant TAMU-CC acting majors play more than 100 hilarious and unforgettable characters from James M. Barrie’s book Peter Pan. The characters encounter the depths of greed and despair as well as the bonds of friendship, duty and love using unlimited imaginative and extremely physical storytelling and ingenious stagecraft. Peter and the Starcatcher is directed by Kelly Russell.
Cost: Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students, and $5 for TAMU-CC students paying with cash and a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time or online.
Warren Theatre
6300 Ocean Dr.

Sunday, November 20

Texas State Aquarium Dollar Day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Admission is $1 per person all day, parking remains $5 per car
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.

Art Museum of South Texas Christmas Tree Forest: A Reading Wonderland from 1 to 5 pm
A showcase of Christmas trees at the Art Museum of South Texas decorated to mirror children’s books chosen by participating schools. Participating schools will decorate their trees to be displayed at the museum during regular business hours.
Cost: Admission FREE Adults $8 Seniors (60 and older) $6, Active Military $6 , Students (13 and older) $4, Children (Under 12) and TAMU-CC students and faculty FREE
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

Rockin' K Maze 20 Dog Days at Rockin' K Maze from 10 am - 8 pm
Attention pet lovers! Get your four-legged friends ready for our Dog Days. Bring your favorite canine companion out to enjoy a day in the country (dogs only, no reptiles, please) and save $2.00 off one human admission for every dog that visits (limit one dog and one discount per human) on the day. Please see link for instructions and details. FREE ADMISSION for postal service workrs. Simply show your badge ID or proof of employment at the maze ticket booth to receive a complimentary wristband valid for admission on that day. At the same time, you may purchase tickets for your spouse and dependents at a group rate discount. Eligible for FREE tickets include: USPS, DHL Express, FedEx, UPS
Cost: Regular admission prices (3-64) $10.00 + tax, Seniors (65+) $ 8.00 + tax, Children 2 and under are free! Cow train ride is $1. Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before posted closing time.
FM 666 and CR 52
Robstown, TX
361-537-3308

The Shape of Behavior Corpus Christi Fall Festival from 1 - 4 pm
Come out to The Shape for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! There will be games, apple picking, pumpkin painting, a bounce house, refreshments and more! The Shape of Behavior is an organization dedicated to providing ABA services to children with autism and other special needs, and we invite you and your child to join us for a safe, fun and sensory friendly event.
Cost: Free The Shape of Behavior
3538 S. Alameda Street

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Theatre and Dance Presents Peter and the Starcatcher at 2 pm
Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling pirate tale that explores events before a young, nameless orphan becomes the boy who never grew up – Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher. A dozen brilliant TAMU-CC acting majors play more than 100 hilarious and unforgettable characters from James M. Barrie’s book Peter Pan. The characters encounter the depths of greed and despair as well as the bonds of friendship, duty and love using unlimited imaginative and extremely physical storytelling and ingenious stagecraft. Peter and the Starcatcher is directed by Kelly Russell.
Cost: Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students, and $5 for TAMU-CC students paying with cash and a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time or online.
Warren Theatre
6300 Ocean Dr.

Toys R Us Pokemon Trade and Collect Event from 2-4 pm
Receive a FREE Electabuzz foil card, Pokémon TCG collector's album & Pikachu poster on 11/20! Plus, get there early and the first 50 attendees will receive a free Pokémon figure! Event open to kids ages 6-up and adult collectors. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks. 1220 Airline Rd.
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