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In 2018, Corpus Christi gave itself a Christmas present: a new 66-foot-tall Christmas tree with 2,000 ornaments and 7,000 lights. City crews began erecting the tree the week before Thanksgiving this year to get it ready for the Harbor Lights Festival tree lighting December 7. Photo by Carrie Robertson Meyer/Third Coast Photo

Corpus Christi Merry Days by the Bay

Scuba Santa draws in visitors for holiday selfies every year. Watch Santa feed the fish in Caribbean Journey. Courtesy photo

Texas State Aquarium Christmas Shows

Harbor Lights Festival

Reading Wonderland of Christmas

Christmas in Port Aransas

Christmas Events Around the Coastal Bend

Corpus Christi Churches Celebrate Christmas

Corpus Christi Church Events

Ingleside Light Up the Park

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Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas

Festival Navideño, Instituto de Cultura Hispanica

CC Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays

Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays

The Corpus Christi Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Harbor Playhouse: A Christmas Carol

'A Christmas Story'

'A Christmas Story'

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Where to Celebrate Christmas in Corpus Christi

Christmas celebrations continue to grow in number and size! Celebrate a Corpus Christi Christmas with the best in Christmas lights, music, theater and church services. From “The Nutcracker” ballet to Scuba Santa feeding fish at the aquarium, the Coastal Bend puts it's own special seaside spin on the holidays.

The city’s two vibrant community theaters always have something festive on stage, while the Corpus Christi Symphony and it premiere ballet company combine forces for a Gala presentation of "The Nutcracker." The museums and attractions, and even neighborhoods polish off their Christmas decoratiosn and lights to put the sparkle in Sparkling City of Sea each December. 

We have all the details for the Harbor Lights Festival, an annual holiday party that welcomes Santa Claus to town in Corpus Christi, and the Port Aransas Lighted Boat Parade for when Santa makes his Island appearance. 

You’ll also find information about area celebrations in the nearby towns of Rockport, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, and Portland. 
For details, click on the icons above or check out the stories below in our annual Corpus Christi Christi Guide.