Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide December 22-24, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Christmas is almost here! This weekend you can catch multiple screenings of Polar Express or you can venture out and find Santa yourself... at the mall or even underwater. Not to mention, we've got Tubas, Ice Skates and even some D&D this weekend. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Corpus Christi Fun For Kids! Remember, some of these activities may require registration. Always check with the organizations for the most updated event 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

Photo via Texas State Aquarium Facebook Page
Texas State Aquarium Scuba Santa
The TSA will introduce Scuba Santa to guests who visit Caribbean Journey’s H-E-B Caribbean Sea at 11 am and 3 pm. Scuba Santa and a few of his helpers will teach guests about the aquatic residents of the 400,000-gallon exhibit and will be available to take a unique holiday photo with guests. Santa will be returning daily December 1-24 in the H-E-B Caribbean Sea at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. An enhanced program schedule including wildlife encounters, animal feedings, and the popular Dolphins and Wild Flight presentations will also be available. Scuba Santa and all other presentations are included at no extra cost with guests’ admission or membership.
Runs: Shows daily December 1 - 24
Cost: Adult admission (13 and up) $34.95, Senior (65 and up) and military $32.95, Child (3-12) $24.95, Child 2 and under free, parking free, members free
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.

Cinemark Dollar Cinemas Polar Express
Showtimes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1:40 pm, 4:10 pm and 6:40 pm
The classic 2004 Christmas movie about a young boy's magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Cost: $1.75
Sunrise Mall
5858 S Padre Island Dr.

Visits with Santa Claus at La Palmera Mall
Friday and Saturday Saturday 8 am – 11 pm,  Christmas Eve 7 am – 6 pm
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

Visits with Santa at The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
Friday and Saturday Saturday 12 – 8 pm,  Christmas Eve 1 – 6 pm
Dash on over to get your photos taken as the outlets will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Stroll the stores, enjoy the food trucks and find savings that would make Santa blush. Our open-air, village-style center is your holiday headquarters for shopping, saving and mingling.
Cost: Price varies
The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
500 N I-69
Robstown, Texas

Friday, December 22

Smart Play at La Retama Central Library at 11 am
Bring your preschoolers down to the Library for some engaging STEM activities!

Cost: Free
La Retama Central Library
805 Comanche
Photo via Tuba Christmas Facebook Page 
TUBAChristmas! Corpus Christi at 12 pm
TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone, and euphonium.
Cost: Free
Plains Capital Bank Building
500 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Nueces County Public Libraries Christmas Family Films from 1-2 pm
Come to the Keach Family Library to enjoy original Christmas classics. Popcorn provided.
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX


Dungeons and Dragons at La Retama Library at 1 pm
WANTED BOLD ADVENTURERS! Her Excellency, The High Director of La Retama, wishes to engage the services of a party of skilled or unskilled adventurers. Employment is to commence as soon as possible for an indefinite period. Would-be applicants are forewarned that they shall be required to undertake perilous missions into dangerous regions and attend D&D sessions at the Library. Ages 12 and up.
Cost: Free
La Retama Central Library
805 Comanche
American Bank Center Open Ice Skating at 3-5 and 6-8 pm
Open skating brought to you by the Corpus Christi IceRays!. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to event days. Cost is $10.00, cash only. *includes skates* ATM inside, will be accessible if needed. (Socks are required to skate) Ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and all skaters must sign a waiver.
Cost: $10 (includes skates)
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Christmas on the Coast from 6-9 pm
A Christmas Festival to bring Holiday Cheer to the towns devestaed by Hurricane Harvey. Live entertainment, food, a Winter photo booth, a visit from Santa, a train ride, fake snow, tons of Christmas activities and more to come.
Cost: Free admission
Redfish Bay Boat House
322 Huff St.
Aransas Pass, Texas

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Masquerade Ball at 6:15 pm 
Fancy dress ball with music and food. Ages 13-20.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.
361-826-2350

Waldron Road Baptist Church Christmas Musical at 7 pm
WRBC Choir will present “The Christmas Offering” musical. All are welcome.
Cost: Free
2042 Waldron Rd.

Saturday, December 23

Jingle all the Way 5K from 8-10 am
A Holiday Run around Cole Park with pictures with Santa, door prize and games for the kids.
Cost: 5K run - $25,  1K Run - $10, 5K Run 18 and Under - $15. Register online.
2600 Ocean Dr. (South End)

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

Water Dog Floating Yoga Doga Yoga with Dogs! from 10 - 11 am
A fun, interactive yoga stretch while adoptable dogs get to run and play! This class is beginner and kid-friendly and will be inside! **BRING YOUR OWN MAT AND WATER** **GCHS DOGS ONLY, NO PERSONAL PETS** For more information about Doga, visit their website.
Cost: Free for GCHS volunteers. Donation-Based for the public (suggested donation $10-$20). Or bring a donation for the dogs such as food.
Gulf Coast Humane Society
3118 Cabaniss Rd.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Holiday Mix at 10:30 am
Your favorite PBS KIDS characters have teamed up for an all-star holiday show! Watch special holiday episodes of BOB THE BUILDER, NATURE CAT, PEG + CAT, and THOMAS AND FRIENDS on the big screen.
Cost: Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.

Santas Magic Key
Barnes and Noble Santa's Magic Key Storytime at 11 am
In this unforgettable holiday story, a boy realizes on Christmas Eve that his new house does not have a chimney. With the post office closed and Santa coming by the end of the night, he has no way of telling Santa. But when the boy finds a mysterious key, he'll soon discover just how this key will solve his problem. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Dr.


La Retama Library Time Warp Weekend: Christmas 1955 from 12-5:30 pm
Remember what life was life 62 years ago: 1955 Recollections, KSpace sponsored POP ART workshop and a Sock Hop with all the great dances and music of the 1950s Ages 10 and up.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

American Bank Center Open Ice Skating at 3-5 and 6-8 pm
Open skating brought to you by the Corpus Christi IceRays!. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to event days. Cost is $10.00, cash only. *includes skates* ATM inside, will be accessible if needed. (Socks are required to skate) Ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and all skaters must sign a waiver.
Cost $10 (includes skates)
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Sunday, December 24

Asbury CC Christmas Puppet Show from 4-5 pm
Join Asbury for their annual Christmas Puppet Show. Don't miss out on this Fantastic show and memorable characters telling the Christmas story. Bring the whole family!
Cost: Free
7501 S. Staples

St. John's United Methodist Church Family Christmas Eve Service at 4 pm 
Please bring the kids and join us for a Family Christmas Eve service! All the children will be provided with costumes to participate in a live telling of the Christmas story. Communion, candlelight, and birthday cake for Jesus in the Fellowship Hall following the service!
Cost: Free
5300 S Alameda St.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi It's a Wonderful Life at 6:30 pm
Join Alamo for their Christmas Eve tradition of watching IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE back on the big screen!18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with an adult. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
Cost: Tickets are $15.16 plus booking fee. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.

Waldron Road Baptist Church Christmas Musical at 6 pm
WRBC Choir will present “The Christmas Offering” musical. All are welcome.
Cost: Free
2042 Waldron Rd.
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