Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide December 14-16, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas is right around the corner! 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

Harbor Playhouse Presents: A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm (Sunday 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 $20, Military, Senior (65+) and Student $15, Child (13 and Under) $10
1 Bayfront Park

Aurora Arts Theatre Glitz! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical at 7:30 pm (Sunday at 2:30 pm)
In the true spirit of Christmas, get a behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing mothers and fiercely competitive daughters in the ‘Little Miss Christmas Pageant,’ an annual competition where ten girls (and their outrageous stage moms) compete for the coveted Christmas crown. Sequins, shiny shoes, and a can of hairspray aren’t all it takes to win this battle. These diva daughters and pushy moms are armed with sheer grit and a thirst for victory. However, when the value of truth, honesty, and love is learned, Christmas spirit becomes the true winner in this heartwarming new holiday classic.
Cost: Tickets $16 plus fees. Buy online.
Aurora Arts Theatre
5635 Everhart Rd.




Texas State Aquarium Scuba Santa and “The Polar Express 4-D Experience

See Scuba Santa at 11 and 3 and “THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4-D Experience®” every hour on the half-hour from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free with regular admission prices adult $34.95, child (3 - 12) $24.95, military, senior and student $32.95, child 2 and under free. Free with museum membership. Purchase tickets online.
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.


Visits with Santa Claus at La Palmera Mall
Boys and girls are invited to stop by Center Court for visits with Santa Claus.
Mall hours
Cost: Price varies
5488 S. Padre Island Drive
361-991-3755

Visits with Santa at The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
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.
Hours: 12 to 8 pm (break from 3-4 pm)
Cost: Price varies
The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
500 N I-69
Robstown, TX

Friday, December 14


Ingleside Light Up the Park from 6 to 9 pm
Music, singing, pictures with Santa, cookies and cocoa, and much more fun!
Cost: Free
N.O. Simmons Park
TX 361 and Avenue J

Saturday, December 15

Grace United Methodist Church Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar from 8 to 10:30 am
here will be a pancake breakfast with sausage and fruit, crafts for the children, children's performances, pictures with Santa, vendor booths, and a silent auction. All money raised will go towards the children's outreach projects of Grace UMC!
Cost: Breakfast tickets are $5 per person with a $20 maximum per family, but the event is free!
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 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


All Saints' Episcopal Church Neighborhood Christmas Festival from 9 am to 3 pm
There will be something for everyone. A variety of vendors, games (such as an indoor snowball fight), photo booth, smores bar, crafts and so much more.
Cost: Free admission
All Saints' Episcopal Church
 3026 S Staples St.


Ingleside Fire Department Breakfast With Santa from 9:30 am to 12 pm
Come have Breakfast with Santa at the Ingleside Fire Station . Pictures with Santa will be available.
Cost: Donations will be accepted for the breakfast. Donations go to support the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department.
Ingleside Fire Department
2425 Eighth Street
Ingleside, TX

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



Michaels Kids Club Christmas Frames from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Cost: $2 per child for kids 3-6, $5 for kids 6+. Supplies included.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Holiday at the Museum from 10 am to 5 pm
This event will be a community family event featuring holiday themed educational activities. There will be Santas who will share holiday traditions from various countries along with food samples that are often served during the holiday.
Cost: General Admission ($8.95 children, $10.95 adults)
1900 N Chaparral St.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Peg+Cat+Holiday at 10:30 am
Reserve your seat with a donation with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules - noisy young fans won't be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cell phones and other devices stay dark.
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.

Barnes and Noble Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcake at 11 am
Pete the Cat and his friends bake cupcakes for a party. When some of them go missing, Pete and the gang find them and learn it's cool to be kind.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Dr.

Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library Chess Club at 11 am
Come and have fun! Play against others! All ages and all levels are welcome. Please bring your chessboard if you have one
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Janet F. Harte Public Library A Classic Christmas from 11 am to 1 pm 
Enjoy a classic Christmas film and crafts.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.


Michaels Kids Cute Christmas T-Shirts from 1 to 3 pm
Be the cutest dressed guest at holiday parties with this fun T-shirt project. Age 3 and up welcome. Preregistration is not required, first come, first served. Please arrive in enough time to complete project prior to 3 pm.
Cost: Buy the T-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Art Museum of South Texas​ Super sARTurday from 1 to 3 pm
Frosting, candy canes, gumdrops, graham crackers…it’s time for our annual Gingerbread House-making event at the Art Museum! We’ll sing holiday songs and create an original gingerbread house that’s sure to delight one and all. For children ages K5-12.
Cost: $15-members/$20-nonmembers (special price). Register required, online.
Johnson Building, Creation Zone, Heldfels Art Studio
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library Paws Up Tales for Tails from 3 to 4 pm
15 minute reading sessions Sign up for priority! Register at the front desk today!
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


La Retama Central Library Annual Hogwarts Yule Ball from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts themed evening includes crafts, trivia, refreshments, costume contest, movie and more. For ages 13 and up.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000


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. Family Weekend with tickets half off regular price and no live orchestra.
Cost: Tickets start at $12 (plus fees). Buy online or at box office.
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline

Sunday, December 16


All proceeds will go towards sponsoring a family for Christmas in partnership with the Salvation Army.Cost: $5.00 per person

Pictures with Santa will be available. This event is a PTA fundraiser - everyone is invited 
Cost: $8 per person to be paid at the door or $6 paid in advance on the Kaffie webstore. $1 for drinks. 
Kaffie Middle School 
5922 Brockhampton St.

Cinderella's 3rd Annual Enchanted Christmas at 2:30 pm
A Magical Journey as Cinderella travels to the North Pole with her Princess Friend. Cinderella's Enchanted Christmas features a cast of 52 local dancers ages 3-15 in full Christmas regale! Christmas Elves, Snowflakes and Santa's Helpers guide Princesses Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Anna, Tiana, Mulan, Snow White, and Jasmine on their journey to the North Pole!
Cost: Free
Jim Cooper Auditorium
9768 La Branch Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX

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. Family Weekend with tickets half off regular price and no live orchestra.
Cost: Tickets start at $12 (plus fees). Buy online or at box office.
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline



Chicas Rock Music Camp ROCK N' XMAS Showcase from 3 to 6 pm 
Santa will be there to take free pics with the kids and he is also going to join the Chicas on stage to play a few songs. There will be raffles, prizes and performances by all the ChicasRock. 
Cost: Free with unwrapped toy or $5 donation House of Rock 
511 Starr St.



Coastal Christ¡mas! from 5 to 10 pm
Opening Day will kick off the festival with a “Lighting of the Tree” ceremony, novelty entertainment, seasonal eateries and much more! This unique winter festival will be packed with holiday lighting, festive décor, ice skating, live entertainment, seasonal eateries, and fanciful experiences for friends and families to enjoy.
Cost: Free admission. Ice skating starts at $5 (with skates), $10 with rental



Solid Rock Christmas Parade and Festival from 6 to 9 pm
Parade starts at the church (click link for route) and then festival starts at 7 pm. Free tamales, hot chocolate, pan de polvo, horchatas, and more! There will be a petting zoo, train rides, pony rides, and inflatables!
Cost: Free
Solid Rock Church
3035 Ayers St.


Corpus Christi Municipal Band Holiday Concert from 8 to 9 pm
Traditional holiday music and a festive time.
Cost: Free
Harvin Student Center Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.

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