Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks December 12-15, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house, lots of creatures were stirring because they were on Winter break and bored! Good thing there's plenty to this week with your kiddos. Make sure to follow the Facebook pagebecause we are always posting events as they come up! Our libraries keep us busy so make sure to check their schedules for full activity lists. Compiling information is hard work, please link back to this site if using this information on your events calendar. Weekly activities with toddlers and pre-schoolers can be found here.

Monday, December 19

Gulf Coast Humane Society Pet Ownership Classes from 1 to 4 pm
These classes are open to parents and kids of all ages who want general information and instruction covering: Pet Needs, Vet Care, Basic Training, Feeding and Grooming. Let us help you welcome your new family member by equipping you and your kids with all the knowledge you need to be responsible pet owners!
Cost: Free. Spots are limited, please RSVP by contacting Stephanie Caldera at 361-225-0845 or e-mail! Gulf Coast Humane Society
3118 Cabaniss Rd.

Santa's Workshop at PLAY! at 1:30 pm
Meet Santa, PLAY in the snow and create your own stuffed animal in Santa's Workshop! These lovable Reindeer, Polar Bears and Santa bears are ready to help you celebrate this holiday season! This event is suitable for all ages! Parent assistance may be needed for children under 4 years:) This event comes with Unlimited PLAY the day of event. Snacks provided! Registration required!
Cost: $15-$25 depending on selections. Members receive 10% off:)
PLAY
7426 S. Staples

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Mini Movie Marathon "Holiday Classics" at 2 pm
Watch your favorite holiday classic movies (TBA). For entire family. We provide the popcorn and you can bring your own drinks, food or snacks.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Christmas Party at 4 pm
Come join us as we read "The Night before Christmas". We will be having cookies, and a craft and a special visitor.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.


Cinderela School of Dance Corpus Christi Cinderella's Christmas "Tea Party" from 6 to 8 pm
Bring your Princess to join the "Tea-Party" while you get in some last minute shopping! Princesses will create an Acrylic Painting with rhinestones and decorate cookies for the "Tea Party". There will be sing-alongs, dancing, games and photos with Snow White! Dress As Your Favorite Princess and join the fun!
Cost: $30. Register online.
5830 McArdle #14

Executive Surf Club Photos with Officer Claus from 6 to 9 pm
Proceeds benefit Operation Blue Santa - a program supported by the Corpus Christi Police Officers' Association...with a mission of bringing smiles to children during the holiday season. Many families must choose between gifts and basic utility needs or food, leaving little resources for presents at Christmas time for their children. Regardless of the whys, all children deserve presents at Christmas.
Cost: Free admission(photos donation based)
Executive Surf Club
306 N Chaparral St.

Tuesday, December 20


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walk from 8 to 9 am
Get in touch with nature while the weather is still nice. Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. 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. Meet at the front porch of the Learning Center. For more information contact 361-826-3947 or LaurenP@cctexas.com.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Pkwy.


La Retama Central Library Family Morning Movie Matinee at 11 am
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Photo via Tuba Christmas CC Facebook
TUBAChristmas! Corpus Christi at 12 pm
2016 is the 43nd anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world.
Cost: Free
Plains Capital Bank Building
500 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Mini Movie Marathon "Holiday Classics" at 2 pm
Watch your favorite holiday classic movies (TBA). For entire family. We provide the popcorn and you can bring your own drinks, food or snacks.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


La Retama Central Library Family Loom Knitting and Craft at 4 pm
Join us for some basic loom knitting for ages 8 and up. Learn to make a hat, pom pom, or flower. Don't want to knit? Work on a fun craft.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Ornament Decorating at 4:15 pm
Pop in and create a unique ornament or two to add to your Christmas tree this year. Additional activities include a story and visit from Santa himself. All ages. Younger kids will need adult assistance.
Supplies limited
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.


Storytime with Mr. Kippy at Nueces County Library System from 5:30 to 6 pm
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Chick-fil-A Staples and McArdle 1st annual Holiday Hoopla! from 6 - 8 pm
The night will be filled with crafts, laughs and family fun! We hope to see the whole family ready to spread holiday cheer! Don't forget to wear your fabulous ugly Christmas sweater for our contest that will be announced at the end of the night!
Cost: Free (food extra)
4946 S. Staples St.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Mad About Science at 7 pm
Hand on experiments and demonstrations.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Wednesday, December 21

La Retama Central Library Family Morning Movie Matinee at 11 am
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Mini Movie Marathon "Holiday Classics" at 2 pm
Watch your favorite holiday classic movies (TBA). For entire family. We provide the popcorn and you can bring your own drinks, food or snacks.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


American Bank Center Winter Wonderland at 3 pm
Public ice skating! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, but music, also a crafts area and holiday inspired food and beverages will be available as well along with the concession menu. Doors will open at 3 pm. There will be two sessions for each day, first session 4-6 pm, second session 7-9 pm. Ice skates available, first come-first-serve basis (limited quantities in each size) and socks are required to skate. 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and all skaters need to sign a waiver. A portion of the proceeds from the Winter Wonderland event will go to Bikes for Kids.
Cost: $10 at the door, cash only. ATM’s will be accessible if needed.
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline



Holiday Market at the Art Center of Corpus Christi from 4 to 8 pm
Cost: Free admission
100 N Shoreline Blvd.


Art Wars: The Holiday Awakens A Star Wars Holiday Themed Family Art Time from 5 to 7 pm
This Family Art Time is going to be a memorable one! We'll have special guests from the local 501st Legion, a visit from Santa Claus, face painting, and a special craft. Kids are welcomed to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character to take pictures with a Storm Trooper and a Snow Trooper!
Cost: Free (while supplies last)
Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Photo from Janet Harte Library Native American Drum Circle

Janet F. Harte Public Library Native American Drum Circle at 6 pm
Learn about the local Native American culture as Mr. Running Turtle leads you through a traditional drum circle.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Family Night: Parachute at 6 pm
Stop by and enjoy fun family night activities.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Family Music and Motion at 7 pm
Join us for some fun with rhythm instruments, songs, and a story! (ages 3-6)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Thursday, December 22

Texas Maritime Museum Free Child Admission from 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: Adult admission $8, child admission free with each adult admission.
202 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX


La Retama Central Library Polar Express Party and Movie at 2 pm
Story, crafts, movie and refreshments!
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

American Bank Center Winter Wonderland at 3 pm
Public ice skating! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, but music, also a crafts area and holiday inspired food and beverages will be available as well along with the concession menu. Doors will open at 3 pm. There will be two sessions for each day, first session 4-6 pm, second session 7-9 pm. Ice skates available, first come-first-serve basis (limited quantities in each size) and socks are required to skate. 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and all skaters need to sign a waiver. A portion of the proceeds from the Winter Wonderland event will go to Bikes for Kids.
Cost: $10 at the door, cash only. ATM’s will be accessible if needed.
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline

La Retama Central Library Slam Dunk Fun at 4 pm
Classic board games, WII play, MineCraft, and more. Fun for the whole family.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Island Holiday ART and Farmers' Market from 4 to 8 pm
Food trucks, treats, live music, and holiday crafts
Cost: Free Admission
15820 Park Road 22


River Hills Baptist Annual Live Nativity from 6 to 8 pm
With more lights and cookies this year, we invite you and your family out to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas! There will be carolers, story time and pony rides for the kids, and hot chocolate for all to enjoy!
Cost: Free
Woodriver Community Association Sports Center
4410 Wood River Dr. (Callalen)

Corpus Christi Cathedral Presents The Joy of Christmas! at 7:30 pm
Featuring Corpus Christi Cathedral Choir and members of the Corpus Christi Orchestra, directed by Lee Gwozdz and Dr. Guadalupe Riviera
Cost: Free
Corpus Christi Cathedral
505 North Upper Broadway
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