Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide December 21-23, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas is just about here! 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

Coastal Christ¡mas! 
Friday 5 to 10 pm
Saturday 10 am to 11 pm
Sunday 12 to 10 pm
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. Click link for ice skating schedule.
Cost: Free admission. Ice skating starts at $5 (with skates), $10 with rental


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 21


Early Scholars Academy Storytime: Spectacular Fancy Nancy Tea Party at 9 am
Dress in your most glamorous and dagger attire! Our Winter Series will be full of wonderful books, two will be featured at every event along with theme activities. Children will also be able to explore a different Discovery room at each event and craft for loved one(s). Note: Parents are required to attend this event with children. 
Cost: $12 at the door per child 
1356 F.M. 43 
Corpus Christi, TX


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.

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Merry & Bright Week at 3:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


River Hills Baptist Annual Live Nativity from 6 to 8 pm
Live animals, lights, trains, pony rides, and hot chocolate. This year there will be a craft area for the kiddos as well.
Cost: Free
Woodriver Community Association Sports Center

4410 Wood River Dr. (Callalen)

Schlitterbahn Presents Loggerhead Dive In Theater: Christmas Vacation at 6 pm
Santa will be in from the North Pole between 6 and 7 pm right before the movie showing at Loggerhead. Enjoy a 65-foot movie screen experience on lounge chairs! Make sure to bring your blankets!
Cost: $5 for children and seniors, $7 for adults, children 4 & under Free.
Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi
14353 Commodore Dr.

Saturday, December 22

Jingle all the Way 5K from 7:45 to 10:45 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)

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

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

The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House Mr.Boogey’s Winter Wonderland from 11 am to 11:55 pm 
Different holiday events for different age groups from photo ops with Santa to a scary time with Krampus. Click link for details.
Cost: starts at $5, click event for details
The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House
4813 Main St. Mathis, TX

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.

Schlitterbahn Presents Loggerhead Dive In Theater: The Santa Clause at 7 pm
Enjoy a 65-foot movie screen experience on lounge chairs! Make sure to bring your blankets!
Cost: $5 for children and seniors, $7 for adults, children 4 & under Free.
Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi
14353 Commodore Dr.

Sunday, December 23


Asbury's Birthday Party for Jesus at 10 am
Fun for preschool & elementary kids with games, cake, gift bags, video and wrapping friends
Cost: Free
7501 S Staples St,
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