Christmas events across the Coastal Bend
Christmas across the Coastal Bend includes lighted boat parades, a tour of historic homes, and a symphony by the sea.
Here are some events to get you in the holiday spirit!
3-7 p.m. Saturday, November 30
Stroll through Sinton after picking up your bag of popcorn at the Sinton Chamber of Commerce, 218 W. Sinton St. Vote on your favorite merchant's window display until 6 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony with live music at the San Patricio County Courthouse is at 6 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Friday, December 6
Bicycles and walking groups encouraged to participate but must be lighted in some way. Awards given to the Most Lights, Best Holiday Theme, and Most Creative.
Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, December 7
Musical entertainment, children’s activities, visits with Santa, Christmas tree lighting, illuminated night parade along Rockport Beach Park, fireworks, food, fun, and more.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8
Docents in historic dress will be on hand to great visitors and explain the history of each home on this self-guided tour. Included are (1950) Wagnon home, 205 Cactus in Fulton; (1965) Papasan home, 111 N. Third St. in Fulton; (1886) Fulton Schoolhouse Museum, 205 Seventh St. in Fulton; (1910) Whooping Crane Manor, 505 S. Church in Rockport; (1953) Brundrett home, 1053 Allen St. in Rockport; and (1915) Collins home, 918 N. Austin in Rockport.
2-4 p.m. Sunday, December 8
The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra joins the Rockport-Fulton High School choir for this community holiday tradition. Held in the Martha Luigi Auditorium, 1803 Omohundro St. in Rockport.
2-8 p.m. Saturday, December 14
The Texas Historical Commission reopens Fulton Mansion after it was closed because of damages suffered during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. A ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. will be followed by self-guided tours through the mansion from 2:15-5:30 p.m. Also during that time, Santa will be on hand for photos in the multi-purpose room. A tent on the lawn will offer live music, activities, and informational tables. Other events include: announcements and lighting of the garden at 5:30 p.m.; caroling with Rockport-Fulton Middle School at 5:45 p.m.; and more photos with Santa in the multi-purpose room from 6:30-8 p.m.
6-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, December 18-19
Visit with Santa and enjoy food and entertainment.
1-4 p.m. Saturday, December 7
Includes raffle, bake sale, refreshments, and entertainment at the Northshore Country Club, 801 E. Broadway, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Chatwork members or the Northshore Country Club the day of the event. Homes include those of Brittany and Oscar Briones, 212 Country Club; Sharon and Andrew Flores, 524 Pinehurst; Vannessa and Robert Giannamore, 922 Waterview; Donna and Wes Gore, 318 Pebble Beach; Coco and Mark Wendland, 213 Elm.
December 2-January 4
3-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
3-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
1-4 p.m. Sunday
An outdoor skating rink, parades, home tours, and holiday events.
Parade and tree lighting are 6-9 p.m December 2 at Portland City Hall Complex, 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive. Entry to the rink is free on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well on the last day, January 4. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for admission (though not required) to the Christmas in Portland Festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 14, also at Portland Community Center, 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive. Santa will be joined by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
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