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12 Days of Christmas in Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

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We all know the song, but do you know the 12 Days of Christmas in Corpus Christi? Visit Corpus Christi challenges you to a coastal-style scavenger hunt! Do as the locals do and make Corpus Christi a part of your favorite holiday memories.


A Partridge in a Pear Tree

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While Corpus Christi may not have the partridge, it sure does have the trees! Get your cameras out and admire the bright Christmas tree village at the Art Museum of South Texas during the holiday season!

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Needing more trees in your life? Admire the over 65-foot Christmas tree located at The Water's Edge for beautiful views of the downtown Marina! The largest Christmas tree in Corpus Christi is the perfect spot for holiday photos.

Two Turtle Doves

Christmas Dining Guide

Get lovey-dovey, warm and cuddly with a romantic getaway in Corpus Christi. There are many romantic ways to enjoy your stay such as riding horses on the beach followed by a lovely dinner for two at the Republic of Texas. Yes, even the beaches of Corpus Christi are beautiful in December for an intimate campfire for two.

Want holiday dinner ideas for you and your party? Check out the Corpus Christi 2018 Christmas Dining Guide. Cheers!

Three French Hens

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Hens? Why stop there when Corpus Christi is known as America’s Birdiest City! Corpus Christi was declared Americas Birdiest City with more individual species counted than any other city. Experience it for yourself and get a fantastic view at the Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge. The sun will set behind you on the boardwalk, perfectly illuminating the shallow waters of Oso Bay. For more variety, check out these other birding hotspots in the Coastal Bend.

Four Calling Birds

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Since there are thousands of species of calling birds all year long in Corpus Christi, we like to switch out bird calling for Christmas caroling! See the traditional performance of A Christmas Carol at the Harbor Playhouse or GLITZ: The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical at Aurora Arts Theater. Need more holiday events and performances in your life? View our Ultimate Guide to Merry Days By The Bay! Carol your way into the Christmas spirit with this fun classic!

Five Golden Rings

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Get your favorite person all the bling and dazzle by combining your vacation experience with local Corpus Christi shopping at these perfect must stop shops in the Coastal Bend. Not to mention, the Corpus Christi Downtown Farmer's Market is hosting its annual Holiday Market all month long! Read all about it here. Check out this link for more ideas on finding Corpus Christi Holiday gifts at Corpus Christi attractions.

Six Geese-a-Laying

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Let's cut the geese. Coastal cuisine is our forté. Experience the unique flavors of the Gulf Coast at Water Street Seafood Company with a unique and upscale culinary flare! Walk along the bright and merry Water Street Market to experience locally-owned shops, art, the Texas Surf Museum and the South Texas Music Walk of Fame.  You can experience more fine seafood dining at multiple locations in the Coastal Bend like these.

Seven Swans-a-Swimming

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Swimming and ready to see you over the holidays is our beloved dolphins Kai, Shadow, Liko and Schooner at the Texas State Aquarium! Check out the many animals and exhibits and see the 6 reasons to journey into the Caribbean Journey exhibit.

Eight Maids-a-Milking

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And where did that fresh milk go? To the coffee bars of Corpus Christi, of course! These local coffee shops specialize in specialty coffees, pastries, with some even places providing in-house made milk. Make it part of a warm and cozy afternoon spent in Corpus Christi.

Nine Ladies Dancing

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These 17 Corpus Christi spots for live music will have much more than nine ladies on the dance floor! These nightlife hot-spots are always a good idea. Keep the party going all night! (Well, until 2 a.m. if the place is still open.).

10 Lords-a-Leaping

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Watch as the Islanders Basketball team leap towards victory all month long at the American Bank Center. Cheer on Corpus Christi's home team and show your Islander spirit. Go 'Ders!

11 Pipers Piping

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Hears the beautiful sounds of Home for the Holidays musical performance at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center on December 8! This longtime holiday crowd-pleaser has become a tradition for many families throughout the Coastal Bend. The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra will be joined by local choirs to offer a delightful mix of carols, seasonal favorites and the popular sing-a-long with Santa Claus himself. Need more tunes? Attend the annual TUBAChristmas at Plain's Capital Bank Building on Friday, December 21. Get in the Christmas spirit and sing-along to the familiar holiday tunes.

12 Drummers Drumming

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Instead of talking about actual drumming, try fishing! Drum are usually available in large numbers by December, and they feed heavily during the months before spawning. On Indian Point Pier, the best fishing usually takes place toward the end of the pier where anglers can reach deeper water, though black drum may move toward the shallows during high tide. Get out there, experience the beauty of Corpus Christi and go fishing.


Get into the holiday spirit! Check out THIS weekends list of events happening in Corpus Christi here.

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