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

Sunday, December 11, 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 12

MWR Corpus Christi Holiday Tree Lighting at 6 pm
Music performance by the children of the Child and Youth Program - 6:30 pm. Winners of the Holiday card Contest will be announced - 6:40 pm Santa arrives - 6:50 pm Tree Lighting - 7:00 pm Flour Bluff Fire Department Holiday Parade will stop by the Wings Auditorium, join the festivities and hand out candy for all the good little girls and boys - 7:15 pm Visit with Santa - 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider will be served!
Cost: Free (MUST HAVE BASE ACCESS)
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Wings Auditorium
11001 D St.

Tuesday, December 13


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 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 Asteroid Belt Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles, giant LEGOS, and more!
Cost: Free

Janet F. Harte Public Library Block Party at 4:15 pm
Come get creative with Legos! Ages 5 and up.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library X-S.T.R.E.A.M. Santa Mask at 4:30 pm
Make your holiday a little brighter by making a Santa mask with your kids. Ages 3-12.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


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

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

Wednesday, December 14

Janet F. Harte Public Library White Christmas at 10:15 am
Movie showing.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

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


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

Janet F. Harte Public Library Miss Jean's Science Program at 4:30 pm
Join Ms. Jean for another fun and educational science program. For all ages.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

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 via Eleanor's FB page
Eleanor's Coffee Bar + Market​ Pics with Santa at 5:30 pm
Come join Eleanor's for some hot chocolate and pics with Santa! We will have a photographer on hand to snap a few pictures and sent to you via email within a few days or you can opt to have it printed and picked up at Eleanor's the following week.
Cost: $10 per child
Eleanor's Coffee Bar + Market
4231 S Alameda St.


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.

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 15

Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (and sometimes POPS!) Holiday Decorations from 10-11:30 am
From glittery snowflake clings to “stained glass” window ornaments, create special handmade decorations to celebrate the season! For ages 2 to 5.
Cost: $10 members / $15 nonmembers. Register online.
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (and sometimes POPS!) Gingerbread Houses from 1- 2:30 pm
Join us as we sing Christmas carols, read our favorite holiday stories, and create the sweetest treat imaginable. Using lots of frosting, graham crackers and all kinds of Christmas candies, you’ll create an original miniature Gingerbread House that will be sure to brighten up your holiday! For ages 2 to 5.
Cost: $15 members / $20 nonmembers. Register online.
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

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
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