The month-long Merry Days by the Bay is a collaboration featuring holiday happenings nearly every day of the month. Celebrate the season with holiday-themed events, lots of shopping and family-friendly fun in Corpus Christi, Texas!

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holiday events

There are so many reasons to be merry for Merry Days By The Bay!  With many holiday events happening in Corpus Christi, its time to bring on the festivities.

MERRY DAYS
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

November 30-January 7

Catch Downtown Corpus Christi decked in holiday cheer! Find Chaparral Street covered in garland, bows, candy canes, Christmas Lights and other decorations like it once was back in the day. In the 1960’s, Chaparral Street became Peppermint Lane, where Corpus Christi shopped and celebrated the holiday season. Today, as you stroll through downtown take a pic along the decor for the perfect holiday instagram shot!

Peppermint Lane in Downtown Corpus Christi

December 6

Watch Downtown come alive December 6th at ArtWalk! On the first Friday of every month, you'll find artists, live music, and all things art. Shop for local arts and crafts, see exhibits in galleries and enjoy mouth-watering food and drinks.

Holiday ArtWalk

December 7

The 35th Annual Harbor Lights Festival presented by H-E-B is Corpus Christi's unique celebration to light up the holiday season in Downtown! Harbor Lights Festival kicks off the holiday season with a kid's parade, The Santa Express, music, and the Illuminated Boat Parade!

Harbor Lights Festival presented by H-E-B 2019

December 1-December 31

See the sparkly lights and spectacular ornaments on the the giant christmas tree in The Water’s Edge park. All December long, visitors and residents alike can enjoy the magical feeling of the holidays on the Corpus Christi Bayfront. With more than 7,000 lights, 2,000 ornaments and a nativity star, this new 66-foot-tall artificial Christmas tree is the perfect holiday wonderland.

H-E-B 6-Story Holiday Tree

at Waters Edge

December 7

Festival Navideno presented by the Instututo de Cultura Hispanica is a colorful celebration of culture and holiday at Heritage Park with Santa, twinkling lights, pinata, gifts, entertainment and more! This family-friendly event is free!

Festival Navideno

December 14

The Art Museum of South Texas turns into a forest showcasing lovely decorated Christmas trees for the family to enjoy, free! Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the sights, presented by H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi!

 

Christmas Tree Forest

December 20-December 31

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during this Coastal Christmas at the American Bank Center. Experience the Coastal Bend like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences - and best of all ICE SKATING! The whole family can can enjoy ice skating every night, a snowman bounce house, a giant life-sized snow globe for kids to go inside and, of course, Santa will be there.

Coastal Christmas at The American Bank Center

All Month Long!

Candy Cane Lane is a magical experience you can take your family through in the comfort of your own car or even on foot! Sip hot cocoa and ride on through the neighborhood transformed into a winter holiday wonderland. Thousands of lights make up this must-see holiday attraction in Corpus Christi where visitors from all over Texas and beyond come to see decked-out Christmas homes. Be sure to add this one to your must-see itinerary!

 

Candy Cane Lane

Holiday Lights Show