The List: December 13-16
Ready for the ultimate weekend getaway in Corpus Christi but not sure what to do? No worries! Visit Corpus Christi has provided you with awesome things going on this weekend.
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December 13-16, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Santa is trading in his sleigh and fur coat for some fins and a wetsuit during a special holiday visit to the Texas State Aquarium! Santa will plunge into the H-E-B Caribbean Sea exhibit for a unique encounter and festive photo op with aquarium goers. Who knows? Jolly old St. Nick might even be joined by some reindeer or elves in during his underwater visit to the Coastal Bend. 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 13, 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a night of live smooth jazz at The Gold Fish! The local jazz band, Apollo and The Elements, brings soul to life during their sets. Check them out this Friday with your favorite katz for a relaxing evening. 724 N. Mesquite St.
December 13, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Austin native, Jeff Plankenhorn, takes the stage at House of Rock this Thursday night! Plankenhorn's specialty is the slide guitar and, when played, he effortlessly blends the sounds of folk, country, blues, soul and bluegrass into his music. Get your tickets, here. 511 Starr St.
December 14, Midnight
Wait, what? You read right. Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours is famous for its ghost tours in this coastal town. Starting on December 14, you can practice your lively holiday songs on stage in The Ritz, a historic theater in downtown Corpus Christi. After you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, step into a haunted, downtown apartment building and perform your masterpiece. Call or visit the website to schedule your caroling. 99 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 14, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bring the kids to fill their stockings with goodies during the Jingle Bells Trunk or Treat at Funtrackers! Walk around to see cars covered in decorations, enjoy face painting, fun games and even get a FREE picture with Santa. On top of that mini golf is only $2 all day! 9605 S. Padre Island Dr.
December 14, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Experience a night of boxing at the American Bank Center this Friday! Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Hart 2 go head to head in the ring for the World Super Middleweight Championship. Don't miss out on all the action and get your tickets, here. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 14, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a good ol' fashioned Pup Crawl! Yep, you read that right, instead of a normal pub crawl this one includes dogs. Head to Downtown Corpus Christi for Pints with Pups on Patios for a evening of drinks and man's best friend. Participating are include Executive Surf Club, BUS, The Gold Fish and Harrison's Landing!
December 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m. and December 16, 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night at the theatre with this timeless classic at Harbor Playhouse! A Christmas Carol the Musical tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he goes through a series of strange events after being warned by his former business partner to change his ways. This brilliant musical follows Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, which leads him to ultimately discover the true spirit of Christmas. Get your tickets for the musical, here. 1802 N. Chaparral St., Bldg. #2
December 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Aurora Arts Theatre presents a heartwarming new holiday classic GLITZ: The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical! The play gives a behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing mothers and fiercely competitive daughters in the ‘Little Miss Christmas Pageant,’ an annual competition where ten girls (and their outrageous stage moms) compete for the coveted Christmas crown. Sequins, shiny shoes, and a can of hairspray aren’t all it takes to win this battle. These diva daughters and pushy moms are armed with sheer grit and a thirst for victory. However, when the value of truth, honesty, and love is learned, Christmas spirit becomes the true winner. Get your tickets, here. 5635 Everhart Rd.
December 15, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Experience a South Texas Holiday at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History for Santas Around the World! This is the perfect event for kids to learn about holiday traditions from various countries, see the different Santas and taste food samples that are served during the holidays in certain regions. 1900 N. Chaparral St.
December 15, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Enjoy art by local community artists and spiritual guides at this FREE and unique Psychic Fair! Happening this weekend at Natural Elements & Spiritual Things, you can find tarot reading, hand crafted jewelry and apothecary wizards. 507 S Water Street
December 15, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
The Yule Ball might sound familiar to you if you’ve seen Harry Potter. Well now you can join in on the whimsical ball you know and love! Come in your best dressed attire for an evening of dancing, a costume contests, photos and tons of fun at La Retama Public Library. 805 Comanche St
December 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without the most famous ballet, The Nutcracker! Many families make it an annual tradition to see this classic story of a young girl's journey to a magical land on Christmas Eve with a Mouse King, toy soldiers and a handsome prince. The Corpus Christi Ballet has multiple performances during the weekend, get your tickets and head to the American Bank Center for the ballet. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 15, 9:00 p.m.
Check out House of Rock for a night of great live music! The psychedelic pop band Voodoo Boogaloo takes the stage to perform their older songs you've come to know. While you're there grab a slice of pizza and a specialty drink! 511 Starr St.
December 15, 9:00 a.m.
Shop with local farmers and artisan food makers to add that special something to your next meal! The Southside Farmer's Market has all the local vendors you love and all the goodies. 5800 Everhart Rd.
December 16, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun happening from December 16-January 1 at the American Bank Center! Coastal Christmas is the celebration of the season where you can enjoy ice skating every night, a snowman bounce house, a giant life-size snow globe for kids to go inside and, of course, Santa will be there. Experience the Coastal Bend like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, a 24 foot Christmas tree, festive décor and live entertainment. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 16, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Test your paddle boarding skills at this special class wearing your ugliest holiday sweater! Enjoy the views of the Corpus Christi Marina and sunset as you paddle around on a board decked out with lights. Grab your friends and register with Water Dog Floating Yoga, here. 89 Coopers Alley
December 16, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Did someone say free yoga? That's right! Every Sunday at the Texas Surf Museum expect to find yogis from all over coming together at one of the coolest venues in the city. This is donation-based yoga, so bring along a little bit of cash to compensate. See you there, and Namaste. 309 N. Water St.
December 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
End your weekend the right way with some Sunday brunch! The Veranda Restaurant, located in Schlitterbahn, has started jazz brunch Sunday series. Enjoy a gourmet meal while listening to the soothing sounds of saxophones and smooth jazz. 14353 Commodores Dr.