Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap December 16-18, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Another weekend jam-packed full of all kinds of holiday fun in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. There are breakfasts with Santa, plays, celebrations, and more! Many events are free! 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.


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All Weekend


Harbor Playhouse Presents: A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm (Sunday matinee at 2:30 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

Photo via Texas State Aquarium Facebook
Texas State Aquarium Scuba Santa
You can catch Scuba Santa when you visit the Aquarium’s “Diver in the Water” presentation at the Flower Gardens exhibit. Scuba Santa will make daily appearances at 10 am. The Aquarium will provide one free child admission per paying adult on the days Scuba Santa appears. Cost: Adult admission (13 and up) $23.95, Senior (65 & Up) and military $21.95, Child (3-12) $16.95, Child 2 and under free, parking $5, members free
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.


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 online. Discounted tickets for children available at box office at 361-851-9700
Aurora Arts Theatre
5635 Everhart Rd.


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

Friday, December 16

Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center A La Mano! (Food Truck Friday) from 11 am to 2 pm
Food Truck Fridays with music, lawn games, and food trucks.
Cost: Free
1590 N Shoreline Blvd.

Full Gospel 17th Annual Christmas Banquet at 6 pm
Dinner at 6 pm, special service at 7 pm. Gifts will be given to all children 18 and under in attendance. Cost: Free
6067 Hwy 77 (between Odem and Sinton)
Sinton, TX


South Texas Icehouse Beards For Kids Toy Drive at 7 pm
Featuring Live Entertainment by Chicas Rock, Now and Zen, HYDE AFTER NINE. Doors open 3 pm / Show 7 pm
Cost: Admission is an unwrapped toy
South Texas Icehouse
6601 Everhart Rd. Ste D5,

Living Christmas Tree Community Choir: Breath of Heaven at 7 pm
Musical performance sung by a community choir in a 30 ft. decorated tree.
Cost: Free. Canned food donations will be accepted for local food drive.
First Baptist Church in Odem Family Life Center
307 Turner Street
Odem, TX

Saturday, December 17

Ingleside Fire Department Breakfast With Santa from 9:00 - 11:00 am
Come have Breakfast with Santa at the Ingleside Fire Station which includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, and beverages. Pictures with Santa will be available. Donations go to support the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department.
Cost: Donations will be accepted for the breakfast
Ingleside Fire Department
2425 Eighth Street
Ingleside, TX


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

MWR Corpus Christi Breakfast with Santa from 10 am until 2 pm
A special breakfast and pictures with Santa with activities that will include ice skating, arts and crafts, train ride, and face painting. The menu will include pancakes, waffles, fruit, and syrup. Families with children with base access are invited to this event! For more information, please call 961-2355.
Cost: Free (MUST HAVE BASE ACCESS)
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Catalina Club
11001 D St.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Holiday at the Museum from 10 am - 5 pm
Celebrate at the museum with holiday themed science and history! Take your photo with Santa, Winter activities, Holiday Experiments.
Cost: $7 for members, General Admission Adults: $9 Senior Citizens: $7 Military (w/ active I.D.): $4.50 Children (ages 3-12): $7 Children (ages 2 & under): Free. Register online or call to register 361-826-4667. Scholarships are available.
1900 N Chaparral St.

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

Barnes and Noble Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime at 11 am
It's a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way!
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Dr.

Holiday With The Lodge in Corpus Christi 11 am - 6 pm
Huge craft sale and food and goodies for the entire family.
Cost: Free admission
Corpus Christi Masonic Lodge No. 189
4114 Weber Rd.

Impact City Church Drop In from 12-4 pm
Movie, popcorn, pizza and crafts will be provided for their entertainment.
Cost: $10 a child with a max of $30 per family if more than 3 children are dropped off. Registration is due by December 15th. Contact Matt and Kelly for more info.
2033 Airline Rd, Ste D3

Petsmart Creatures are Stirring from 12 - 4 pm
Gift the gift of exploration! Learn amazing animal facts, meet exciting pets, name an animal & feed fish-you’re sure to find the right fit for you and your family! Plus, get a FREE coloring book, craft a Guinea Pig ornament & get a special $10 off coupon!
5214 Blanch Moore
361-993-8882

Petco Photos with Santa from 1 to 4 pm
Bring your pet and strike a pose with Santa at Petco!
Cost: $9.95. You will receive a photo keepsake frame and 100% of the proceeds helps animals this holiday season.
6418 South Staples St.
361-986-9222

4101 Us Highway 77 Ste K-1
361-241-2072

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History 3rd Annual Holiday Sensory Night from 5:30 - 9 pm
Come celebrate the Holidays at the Museum’s Sensory Night! Children with sensory sensitivities are invited to enjoy a calm evening with interactive and fun activities. Take your picture with Santa and enjoy holiday activities such ornament making, finger-painting, letters to Santa and more!
Cost: FREE for members, General Admission Adults: $9 Senior Citizens: $7 Military (w/ active I.D.): $4.50 Children (ages 3-12): $7 Children (ages 2 & under): Free. Dinner is available for purchase. $10 per person. Dinner will be pasta and salad. Register online or call to register 361-826-4667. Scholarships are available.
1900 N Chaparral St.


Candy Cane Lane of Corpus Christi Neighborhood Party from 6 to 10 pm
Santa and his elves along with PJ Masks team will at at 6 pm to 4602 Wooldridge Rd. There will be much to see and to. See map for details.
Cost: Free
La Retama Central Library Hogwarts Yule Ball from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dancing, movie, photo booth, formal attire or dress robe encouraged. The event is for ages 13+.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Living Christmas Tree Community Choir: Breath of Heaven at 7 pm
Musical performance sung by a community choir in a 30 ft. decorated tree.
Cost: Free. Canned food donations will be accepted for local food drive.
First Baptist Church in Odem Family Life Center
307 Turner Street
Odem, TX


Corpus Christi Ballet Presents The Nutcracker (Gala Weekend) at 7:30 pm
A classic holiday favorite featuring a marvelous cast of over 100 with lavish scenery, dazzling costumes, and exciting characters. Gala performances with a live orchestra.
Cost: Tickets start at $12 (plus fees)
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline

Sunday, December 18

Petsmart Creatures are Stirring from 12 - 4 pm
Gift the gift of exploration! Learn amazing animal facts, meet exciting pets, name an animal & feed fish-you’re sure to find the right fit for you and your family! Plus, get a FREE coloring book, craft a Guinea Pig ornament & get a special $10 off coupon!
5214 Blanch Moore
361-993-8882

Executive Surf Club Pet Pics with Surfin' Santa from 12 to 5 pm
Come out and get a picture with Santa on our pup friendly patio! All animals welcome - donation based photos with Surfin' Saint Nick to benefit Animal Friends of Port Aransas. Live music, great food and family fun! Benefitting Animal Friends of Port Aransas. AFPA is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs/cats in kill shelters. Through home bases fosters we have saved hundreds. They rescue animals in kill shelters in Corpus Christi,Longview, Kingsville, Ingleside, Victoria, Edinburgh and Harlingen. AFPA works very hard to provide for animals in need so they can enjoy the life they deserve. Cost: Guests can bring their pet and receive 1 free picture with Santa for a donation (Dog blankets Dog beds small-med mostly, Canned or dry food (grain free preferably), Collars, Leashes, Monetary donations). 306 N Chaparral St.

Corpus Christi Ballet Presents The Nutcracker (Gala Weekend) at 3 pm
A classic holiday favorite featuring a marvelous cast of over 100 with lavish scenery, dazzling costumes, and exciting characters. Gala performances with a live orchestra.
Cost: Tickets start at $12 (plus fees)
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline

Living Christmas Tree Community Choir: Breath of Heaven at 4 pm
Musical performance sung by a community choir in a 30 ft. decorated tree.
Cost: Free. Canned food donations will be accepted for local food drive.
First Baptist Church in Odem Family Life Center
307 Turner Street
Odem, TX
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