Christmas on the Corpus Christi Coast

For some, the holiday season is all about snow and hot cocoa. For others, though, it’s a chance to escape to a warmer climate and enjoy the holiday lights with your toes in the sand. Although there are parts of Texas where you are fairly likely to experience a white Christmas this year, you can head to the coast and Corpus Christi if you want a Christmas in the sunshine and sand.

Even though Corpus Christi won’t provide you with a blanket of snow as a backdrop for your Christmas photos, the city is certainly not short on holiday cheer. From light shows to Santa experiences, Corpus is a town when you can go for loads of holiday cheer in your flip flops and shorts. If the coast is calling your name and you want to spend your holidays by the water, check out these fun events to give you the best of both worlds- warm weather and holiday cheer!

Four fun holiday events in the Corpus Christi area

  • Holly Days at the GardensWeekends are sure to be jolly at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Nosh on s’mores and hot cocoa, visit with Santa, check out the petting zoo and more. Light displays, holiday decorations and endless fun await kids of all ages at this picturesque spot.
  • Candy Cane LaneThis Corpus Christi neighborhood has some of the best holiday lights displays in Texas! Check their Facebook page frequently to find out when and how to get photos with Santa, which food trucks will be in the neighborhood and when and so much more. If this neighborhood doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, you just might be a Scrooge!
  • Corpus Christi Ballet presents The NutcrackerGrab your favorite people and head to see local dancers take the stage in this classic holiday tale. Watch as talented dancers animate the stage as tin soldiers and sugar plums and follow Clara on her whimsical journey with her new Nutcracker friend. This is a timeless story everyone knows and loves each holiday season!
  • Second Annual Christmas on the BeachThis drive-through light display is sure to having you humming Christmas tunes in no time. Take in a number of fun, festive displays with holiday themes, such as The Grinch and the Manger Scene. This event, located in Rockport, is free to enjoy, although donations are appreciated.

Corpus Christi Lodging

If you decide to make Corpus Christi your temporary home for the holidays, consider booking a stay at Hatch RV Park. Centrally located in Corpus Christi, Hatch RV is family-owned and offers visitors a true taste of Texas hospitality. Kick back at 1 of the 85 pull-through sites and then go for a swim at the pool. Shop for necessities at the on-site park store or scroll the internet with the park’s free Wi-Fi. Affordable and close to all the big city excitement that Corpus Christi offers, Hatch RV is definitely the right place to call home this holiday season.


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