Free Things To Do In December 2019
December is finally here! It's the season for beautiful fall weather in Corpus Christi and there are SO MANY AWESOME THINGS TO DO!
Here is the roundup of the FREE THINGS you, your friends and your family can enjoy this month.
Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday at the Art Center of Corpus Christi, expect to find a whole lot of produce, breads, cheese, food trucks, music and art at the Downtown Farmers' Market! Come out and support our local farmers while tackling your grocery list for the week. Bring the kiddos along for either Family Art Time or the kids activity offered at the market! 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Looking for a family activity to fill up your Saturdays? The Art Center of Corpus Christi opens up its doors every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There are different classes that offer arts and crafts projects to complete as a family. Explore that creative side with your loved ones! 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Every Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a night of live smooth jazz at The Gold Fish! A local jazz band brings soul to life during their sets creating the perfect ambiance. Check them out every Thursday with your favorite katz for a relaxing evening. 724 N. Mesquite St.
Every Friday and Saturday, 7:15 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Enjoy a FREE movie under the stars at Waves Resort! Watch a family-friendly flick on a 42-foot outdoor theater from the comfort of your chair. The full park closes at 6:00 p.m. but admission to this event is free. 14353 Commodores Dr.
December 1, Noon-4:00 p.m.
Walk through the oldest home in Corpus Christi this Sunday! On the first Sunday of every month the Centennial House is open for walk through tours. The two-story house was built in 1849 and sits in it's original location to this day. Don't miss out on this walk through history! 411 N. Upper Broadway
December 5, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Cross some gifts off of your holiday shopping list at the Island Holiday Art and Farmer’s Market at the Briscoe King Pavilion. Give the gift of handmade jewelry, soaps and other authentic handmade pieces. Treat yourself during the Christmas season and pick up something nice for yourself too. The market will have local food vendors, food trucks, farmers, treats, art vendors and live music all along the gorgeous boardwalk near the beach! 15820 Park Rd. 22
December 6, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Watch Downtown come alive on December 6 at Artwalk! On the first Friday of every month you'll find artists, live music, and all things creative. Enjoy the Holiday ArtWalk with holiday lights in both La Retama and Artesian Parks! Shop for local arts and crafts, see art exhibits in galleries, and enjoy mouth watering food and drink. 223 N. Chaparral St., Ste. A
December 6, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Visit the Art Museum of South Texas for a just one dollar! The museum offers diverse exhibitions and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Outreach and enrichment programs include bilingual gallery talks, artist residencies, videos, dance, theatrical and musical performances. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 7, 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
The 38th Annual Harbor Lights Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2019, is Corpus Christi's unique celebration to light up the holiday season in the Downtown Bayfront! This long-standing public tradition kicks off the holiday season of Merry Days by the Bay with a kids parade, fun zone, food trucks, Christmas Carol Singalong with the Corpus Christi Chorale and Youth Chorale, Illuminated Boat Parade and the lighting of the 6-story H-E-B Holiday Tree! Head to The Water's Edge for all the family-fun excitement. 402 S. Shoreline Blvd.
December 7, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Close out the Harbor Lights Festival by sitting along the Corpus Christi Seawall and enjoying the Illuminated Boat Parade! Presented by the Port of Corpus Christi, the Illuminated Boat Parade is a unique Christmas light showcase! Boats decked out in Christmas decor battle it out with their light displays and light up the Corpus Christi Marina. 400A N. Shoreline Blvd
December 7, Noon-6:00 p.m.
Enjoy art by local community artists and spiritual guides at this FREE and unique Holistic Fair! Happening at the Emerald Beach Hotel, you can find tarot reading, hand crafted jewelry and apothecary wizards. 1102 S. Shoreline Blvd.
December 7, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the South Side Farmers’ Market annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 7! Get started on your Christmas shopping from local farmers and artisan vendors who will have handmade crafts and freshly grown produce to pick to your hearts delight. There will also be live music to enjoy while you shop! 5800 Everhart Rd.
December 8, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 a.m.
Experience the Harbor Bridge like never before! Take it head on by walking (or running) over the bridge alongside hundreds of other people. Get that fitness kick started in style and catch the mesmerizing view of the city while you're up there. The walk begins and ends at Heritage Park. Don't forget to stay afterwards and jump into Zumba, Yoga and/or Tai Chi. Get your fitness on at Bridgewalk! Walk begins right at 8:30 a.m., so make sure to get there a bit early so you don't miss kick off. 1581 N. Chaparral St.
December 8, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mark your calendar for the holiday shopping extravaganza happening at the Ortiz Center on December 8! Shop and sip your evening away as you do some shopping form over 30 women-owned small businesses. While you are downtown enjoy the lights and decorations around the city to celebrate the season. 402 Harbor Dr.
December 13, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
It's the perfect event for you and your four-legged best friend! Bring your doggo for this Downtown pup crawl in Corpus Christi. Hop between The Gold Fish, BUS, Executive Surf Club and Nueces Brewing Company for a fun night filled with good drinks and great company!
December 14, Noon-6:00 p.m.
Catch the popular downtown brewery, Nueces Brewing Company transformed into a holiday market of your dreams on December 14 at Jingle Bells & Brews! Tackle your holiday shopping while enjoying a tasty, crisp refreshing brew from the family-friendly Nueces Brewing Company. 401 S. Water St.
December 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Calling all Christmas tree lovers! The Art Museum of South Texas turns into a forest showcasing lovingly decorated Christmas trees. December 14 is Holiday Family Day which means admission for the museum is FREE and the first 2,000 children who attend get H-E-Buddy goodie bags. This family friendly event gets you in the holiday spirit as you stroll through the trees listening to Christmas music, enjoying live entertainment and a special appearance from Santa! 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Bring the whole family to celebrate the season at the American Bank Center's Coastal Christmas! Kids of all ages will enjoy tubing down the snow slide, indoor ice skating, life size snow globe, holiday characters and Santa Claus himself. Experience Christmas on the Coast like never before, all elements of this event are FREE except ice skating. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
December 21, 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 21, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Shop local at the Heritage Park Market Days! The family friendly--and dog friendly-- market has a little something for everyone. Spend the day strolling through the beautiful Heritage Park as you find the unique item you can't live without! 1581 N. Chaparral
December 24, 9:00 p.m.-Midnight
Celebrate in House of Rock's oldest tradition, the Christmas Eve Tamale Dinner! Enjoy a complimentary plate of tamales, rice and beans and get in the holiday spirit with this South Texas staple holiday dish. With tamales as good as your abuela makes them, you’ll be stuffed by the end of the night! 511 Starr St.