Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide December 15-17, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Two more weekends before Christmas! If your shopping is all wrapped up or you want to take a break and spend some quality with the family there are some wonderful events happening this weekend. 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 

Aurora Arts Theatre Presents A Christmas Story The Musical
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:30 matinee
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.
Cost: Tickets are $16. Buy them online. Discounted tickets for children available at box office at 361-851-9700.
Aurora Arts Theatre
5635 Everhart Rd.

Harbor Playhouse Presents: A Christmas Carol
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:30 matinee
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

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.

Friday, December 15

An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Fulton from 5 - 8 pm
Goody bags, bounce houses for little and big kids. Fulton Alderman, Les Cole, will conduct the opening ceremonies followed by a reading of "Twas the Night before Christmas" plus an appearance by Santa, and much more. Enjoy free lemonade, hot dogs and chips plus cotton candy and popcorn!
Cost: Free
Fulton Park
402 N. Fulton Beach Rd.
Fulton, TX

3rd Annual Winter Wonderland Parade and Block Party from 6-9 pm
Presented by the City of Robstown's Mayor and City Council there will be music, kids carnival, pictures with Santa and food for purchase. Presents for the first 350 kids age ranging from 2-13.
Cost: Free. Only charge is for food and street vendors
101 E Main Ave.
Robstown, Texas

Garcia Arts and Education Center Family Night Out from 6-8 pm
Families - enjoy time together, share a meal, and learn about each another through different fun events! Curriculum is delivered by TAMUCC graduate students. Family Night Out includes a variety of educational groups as well as entertaining and therapeutic activities. Groups and activities include: art, games and action exercises, stress management, psycho-education, and community education. The groups and activities focus on decreasing family conflict, increasing family cohesion, and promoting healthy family management. Emphasis is placed on healthy beliefs, family bonding, emotional awareness and expression, and communication skill building.
Cost: Free. RSVP to 361-825-3600 if you plan to attend.

2021 Agnes St.

Saturday, December 16

Grace United Methodist Church Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar from 8 to 10:30 am
Silent Auction, Children’s Performances, Arts and Crafts, Food and Fun! Free picture with Santa! Cost: Tickets only $5.00 per person, $20 maximum per family
14521 Northwest Blvd

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walks from 9 to 10 am
Meet on the Learning Center porch. 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

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

City of Portland Parks and Recreation Pooch-A-Palooza and Santa from 10 am - 12 pm
Calling all dogs! Do you want to tell Santa what you want for Christmas? Well, head on over to the Kaiah Dog Park and get your picture with Santa. Straight from the North Pole, Santa and his elves will be taking photos with your pooch. All dog park rules apply.
Cost: Free. No registration required. Community encourage to bring a donation of dog food. All donations will be distributed between Portland Animal Control and Last Chance Rescue.
Kaiah Dog Park
1001 Moore Ave.
Portland, TX

Michaels Kids Club North Pole Photo Props from 10 am - 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece.  Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Enjoy some hands-on family crafting!
Cost: Cost: $2 per project, supplies included
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.

1st Annual All Saints' Neighborhood Christmas Festival from 10 am - 3 pm
There will be Live Music, Games, Crafts, Food, Decorating of the church inside and out, Wassail contest, Vendors, and so much more. There will be something for everyone - FUN for all ages.
Cost: Free admission
All Saints' Episcopal Church
 3026 S Staples St.

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.

Fill the Trunk Event from 11 am- 2 pm
Arts and crafts for kids, picture with Santa.
Cost: Free. Donate lap blankets.
Corpus Christi Subaru
3615 S. Padre Island Drive.

Nueces County Public Libraries Teach Family Library Pictures with Santa from 11 am-12 pm
Take a picture with Santa at the Keach Family Library Bring your own camera. One picture per family.
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Barnes and Noble River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime at 11 am
It's Christmas Eve and River Rose wants to stay up all night to hand-deliver a note to Santa, but she and her dog fall asleep only to find they've been swept off on another magical adventure. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Dr.

La Costa Dental Corpus Christi Pictures with Santa from 12-5 pm
Photos with Santa, cookie decorating, cookies and milk, community resources, car show/Bully Alliance,  bounce house and live DJ. Bring a toy to donate for Toys for Tots!
Cost: Free
4506 Kostoryz Rd.

Corpus Christi Joker's Birthday Bash from 12 - 11:59 pm
Lots of Fun! Raffles all day long. Live music from OTB (Over the Bridge)! It will be a fun day of cake, laughing, & dancing. After sunset, enjoy and sing along to a screening of Nightmare Before Christmas. Cost: Free Rocket Fizz 5425 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 163

Michaels Make Break Personalized Gifts from 1 - 3 pm
Personalize a mug or make a painted rock photo holder for someone on your gift list. Mug decorating supplies will be provided when you buy a mug. All supplies for the rock photo holder will be provided at no cost.
Cost: Mug decorating supplies will be provided when you buy a mug. All supplies for the rock photo holder will be provided at no cost.
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.

Cinderella's 2nd Annual Enchanted Christmas at 2:30 pm
A Magical Journey as Cinderella travels to the North Pole with her Princess Friends! Cinderella's Enchanted Christmas features a cast of 31 local boys and girls ages 3-12 in full Christmas regale! Snowmen, Santa's Helpers and Enchanted Christmas trees guide Princesses Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Anna, Tiana and Mulan on their journey to the North Pole!! Enjoy the performance, sing along and get into the Holiday Spirit.
Cost: Free
9768 La Branch

Candy Cane Lane of Corpus Christi Neighborhood Celebration from 6 to 10 pm
There will be much to see and to in this popular neighborhood.
Cost: Free

La Retama Central Library Annual 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

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). Buy online or at box office.
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline

Sunday, December 17

Many Moods of Christmas at 8:30 and 11:00 am
Presented by the FUMC Chancel Choir and Orchestra United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Cost: Free
First UMC Sanctuary
900 S Shoreline Blvd.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church "Finding Christmas" Pageant from 10 - 11:30 am
Experience a delightful retelling of the Christmas story as you travel under the sea with a little clownfish family, luminescent jellyfish, ancient turtles, singing whales, a herd of talkative crabs, irridescent angel fish, business-minded shrimp, multi-talented octopuses, a visiting alligator, deceptive sharks, and a brilliantly sparkling starfish! Then join us for a cookie and punch reception in our parish hall.
Cost: Free
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2727 Airline Rd.

Tejano Civil Rights Museum And Resource Center Fiesta Navidena Holiday Pop-Up from 12-6 pm
Vendors, chalk masterpiece, live performances and more.
Cost: Free admission
Tejano Civil Rights Museum
1517 N Chaparral St.

Chicas Rock Christmas Party from 1-3 pm
Everyone is invited! this event is all ages. Come take a pic with Santa and see the coolest girls in town rock the stage. Lots of prizes and fun for the whole family!
Cost: Free with an unwrapped toy per family.
House of Rock
511 Starr St.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Polar Express Event at 2 pm
Come and join the library for a viewing of The Polar Express, a craft, and family fun
Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Meeting Room
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

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). Buy online or at box office.
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline

Tabernacle of Praise Church Presents The Christmas Story from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
5918 Kostoryz

Corpus Christi Municipal Band Holiday Concert from 8:30-9:30 pm
Our first-ever holiday concert will help get you in the spirit of the season. Join us.
Cost: Free
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
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