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Celebrate Christmas Island Style in Port Aransas

A decorated boat in the annual Port Aransas Christmas Lighted Boat Parade at Robert's Point Park. Courtesy Photo

Port Aransas takes on Christmas with an island flare. Here are the main holiday events planned for this Mustang Island tourist town.


Island Holiday Market

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2

Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Avenue A

Now two days long, the Island Holiday Market in Port Aransas makes shopping for creative gifts easy.

Port Aransas Christmas Tree Lighting

6-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6

Robert’s Point Park

301 J.C. Barr Blvd.

Join the fun at the Port Aransas Christmas Tree Lighting at Robert’s Point Park in Port Aransas. Features live music, food, youth choirs, and more. Santa Claus will be making an appearance! Admission is FREE.

“Port A Stronger” Enchanted Holiday Forest

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16

Port Aransas Community Center

408 N. Alister St.

Decorate a tree in the Enchanted Holiday Forest.

Pirate Ship Christmas Tour

Saturday, Dec. 1

Red Dragon Pirate Ship

440 W. Cotter Ave.

The rum and grog has been traded in for hot coco and cookies aboard the Red Dragon Pirate Ship Christmas Tour.

Christmas Parade

4:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1

Ends at Robert’s Point Park

710 W. Avenue A

Benefits the Port A EMS Toy Roundup. Decorate your cart or vehicle and join the fun.

Lighted Boat Parade

6-8 p.m.

Port Aransas City Marina and Robert’s Point Park Pavilion

710 W. Avenue A

Santa arrives on a boat. Hot chocolate, cookies and tamales available. Decorate your boat to light up the marina and join the parade.

Christmas Tree Lighting

6-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6

Robert’s Point Park

Sponsored by the City of Port Aransas.

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