Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks December 5-8, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016
There's always something to do during the week with your kiddos. Make sure to follow the Facebook page because 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.  If you want to add your event to this list or work with Corpus Christi Fun for Kids to be a featured event, let us know.  Weekly activities with toddlers and pre-schoolers can be found here.

Monday, December 5


Portland Parade of Lights at 6:00 pm 
Santa Claus is coming to…PORTLAND! Welcome Santa to town as he travels the illuminated parade route through the community. Individuals and companies who are interested in participating in the parade may complete a registration form available at the Portland Community Center. Don’t forget about our Toy Drive benefitting Christmas for Kids Year Round. Drop off a new unwrapped toy at the Portland Community Center!
Cost: Free
2000 Billy G Webb
Portland, Texas

Photo via John Paul II HS Facebook
John Paul II High School"Drive Through" Live Nativity from 6 to 8 pm
This unique community event allows he audience to drive around the campus while watching scenes leading up to the Lord's birth. Starts at Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School and will continue to St. John Paul II for Nativity scenes. Entrance gate will close at 7:45 pm
Cost: Free
3114 Saratoga Blvd.

Corpus Christi Independent School District CCISD Choral Program 36th Annual Holiday Choir Concert from 7:30 - 9 pm
CCISD invites students, parents, teachers, administration and community members to attend the 36th Annual Holiday Choir Concert at the American Bank Center. Featuring over 750 students across CCISD high school and middle school choirs. Choirs participating include middle school girls’ treble choir, high school treble choir, young men’s choir and the high school mixed choir. Enjoy holiday favorites ranging from the timeless Carol of the Bells to the antics of the infamous Mr. Grinch.
Cost: Admission is free but American Bank Center charges $5 for parking.
American Bank Center Arena
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi “Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Concert” at 7:30 pm
Michael Martin Murphey is not only the number one, best-selling singer/songwriter of American Cowboy Music, he's one of the world's most respected singer/songwriters in the Pop and Country-Western field. In May, 1975 Murphey’s story song, "Wildfire," reached No. 1 on the Radio and Records charts, No.3 on Billboard's Pop Chart, and No. 1 on all Adult Contemporary Charts, giving the artist vast commercial exposure. Michael broke ground with an innovative concert concept called "Cowboy Christmas" in 1987 which has become a trademarked touring show and musical concept for him.
Cost: Reserved seating tickets range from $35 and $25 for adults and $7 for children and students with TAMU-CC ID.
Performing Arts Center
6300 Ocean Drive
361-825-ARTS (2787)

Tuesday, December 6

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 Palmera Tide Turners Kids Club Breakfast with Santa from 10 am to 12 pm
La Palmera will host a special “Breakfast with Santa”. In addition to enjoying refreshments and visiting with Santa, children will also get to work on holiday arts and crafts. Designed for kids 5 and under.
Cost: Free
La Palmera Mall (upper level of the mall near the children’s play area)
5488 S Padre Island Dr.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Little Learners Hour from 10 - 11 am
The Jurassic Period may be over, but dinosaurs can always be found at the Museum! Bring a wallet size photo of your child to make holiday ornaments.
Cost: $5 for members, $10 non-members
1900 N Chaparral St.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Asteroid Belt Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles, giant LEGOS, and more!
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.


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

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Santa Claus Library Visit at 4:30 pm
Santa Claus is coming to Neyland Library and he knows all the kids have been nice this year. Kids can create a holiday craft, enjoy refreshments, holiday music and tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
Cost: Free

1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library X-S.T.R.E.A.M. Tessellation Puzzle at 4:30 pm
Get your skills together to assemble and create a paper tessellation puzzle. Ages 3-12.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Stuff the Bus at Get Air Corpus Christi from 5 to 8 pm
Bring an unwrapped present for a child between 5-18 and receive one hour of jump time that evening! Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Corpus Christi.
Cost: One hours of jump time free with unwrapped present
4701 S. Staples St.

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

Robert Wollman Planetarium at King High School at 6 pm
Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. There is no late seating. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday evening shows. Tips: The planetarium does get cold at times. For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.
Cost: Admission (cash or check) Adults $4 Seniors (age 55+): $3, Children (age 4-15) $3, Children under 4 free
Richard King High School
5225 Gollihar Rd.
361-994-6917

John Paul II High School"Drive Through" Live Nativity from 6 to 8 pm
This unique community event allows he audience to drive around the campus while watching scenes leading up to the Lord's birth. Starts at Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School and will continue to St. John Paul II for Nativity scenes. Entrance gate will close at 7:45 pm
Cost: Free

3114 Saratoga Blvd.

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

Wednesday, December 7

La Retama Central Library Ex-stream Fun at 4 pm
This weeks activity features Lego mini-robotics lab. For ages 5-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Teens/Tweens Loom Knitting at 4 pm
Stop by after school and learn to loom a hat. It's easy and fun! Ages 9 and up.
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton


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

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 5 to 7 pm
A kids art project every Wednesday.  FREE for the whole family to enjoy. All ages are welcome (children accompanied by parent/guardian), drop-in art activity, no registration, wear your painting garb!
Cost: Free
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: Story and Craft at 6 pm
Stop by and enjoy fun family night activities.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

John Paul II High School"Drive Through" Live Nativity from 6 - 8 pm
This unique community event allows he audience to drive around the campus while watching scenes leading up to the Lord's birth. Starts at Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School and will continue to St. John Paul II for Nativity scenes. Entrance gate will close at 7:45 pm
Cost: Free
3114 Saratoga Blvd.

Ingleside Library Children’s Tree Lighting from 6 - 8 pm
Bring the kids to the Ingleside Public Library’s Annual Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting! Come to the Ingleside Public Library to see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and enjoy cocoa and cookies and lot’s of fun.
Cost: Free
Ingleside Public Library
2775 Waco Street
Ingleside, TX

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 8

Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (and sometimes POPS!) Christmas Stockings from 10 - 11:30 am
Join us for a little story telling, a little holiday music, a little paint, and a whole lot of fun! We'll create original holiday stockings with muslin, paint, glitter glue, and more. For ages 2 to 5.
Cost: $5 members / $10 nonmembers. Register online.
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (and sometimes POPS!) Holiday Ornaments from 1 - 2:30 pm
Holiday Ornaments We’re getting in the holiday spirit in this special session of Moms & Tots! Join us for an afternoon of delight as we sing Christmas carols, create an array of sparkling ornaments and take a special tour of the Christmas Tree Forest. For ages 2 to 5.
Cost: $5 members / $10 nonmembers. Register online.
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500


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

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
14030 Fortuna Bay Drive
KM Premier Real Estate Meet and Greet with Santa from 5 to 8 pm
Come join in the Fun, Music, Meet and greet with Santa and enjoy some refreshments! Collecting unwrapped gifts for the children of Corpus Christi Hope House.
Cost: Free (bring unwrapped gift for raffle ticket)
7009 S. Staples
361-991-5263
MWR Corpus Christi Holiday Tree Lighting and Texas Snow Party at 6 pm
Snow play, visits with Santa, refreshments, Holiday sing along, and more!
Cost: Free (MUST HAVE BASE ACCESS)
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Wings Auditorium
11001 D St.
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