Ho-Ho-Ho In Abundance at the Harbor Lights Festival
The holiday season is that special time of year that sparks the imaginations of young and old. The air fills with a little bit of hope and magic. Presented by HEB, the Corpus Christi’s Harbor Lights Festival encapsulates these feelings with excellent family programming that puts the HO HO HO in holiday cheer.
Nestled along the beautiful backdrop of the Corpus Christi bay, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on December 5th in downtown Corpus Christi! And the thing to SEE is the lighting of the Harbor Lights Festival tree!
NEC Retail Entertainment Stage
There’s no holiday season without the sounds of holiday music filling the air. The Harbor Lights Festival brings some of the best regional acts to the Coastal Bend to get your elf-toes tapping. Featuring Clarissa Serna, Latin Talk and performances from the Harbor Playhouse production of Christmas Carol and many more stellar performances, the NEC Retail Entertainment Stage will bring the cheer!
Children’s Activity Area
With interactive and immersive experiences, the Children’s Activity Area features some of the best activities in Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History brings an EXPLOSIVE “snow” experience that will amaze (and teach!) children about the power of science. Children can make their own ornament to take home as a keepsake. Jump arounds abound for the kiddos to expend that holiday energy! And no holiday festival would be complete without the opportunity to write a letter to Santa Claus!
NEC Retail Illuminated Boat Parade
There are few things more beautiful than lights sparkling on the Corpus Christi Bay. The Illuminated Boat Parade highlights the boats in the Corpus Christi Downtown Marina as they set off on a regatta cruise of the Corpus Christi Bay. Captains and crews sing carols to entertain and WOW the spectators with their creative holiday displays.
AEP Texas Gift of Love
The true meaning of the holiday season comes alive with the Harbor Lights Festival Gift of Love experience. During the festival, children have the opportunity to win a wrapped gift of their own choosing to give to their mother, father, teacher or any person in they choose.
All the Food Trucks. All the Holiday Vendors.
Local food trucks and booths bring signature dishes to the Harbor Lights Festival to keep your belly full as you enjoy the mild December weather in Corpus Christi. And find that perfect and unique present for family and friends on your holiday shopping list with unique vendor booths. And just outside the festival, the Art Center of Corpus Christi is hosting Deck the Halls, featuring artisan vendors for the art-lover on your nice list!
NEC Retail Santa’s Motorcade
Here comes Santa Claus- right down Shoreline Boulevard! Santa Claus is a big part of the Harbor Lights Festival and you don’t want to miss his motorcade bringing all the joy and fun to festival-goers. And he’ll be in the Children’s Activity Area to check his naughty or nice list!
AEP Texas Children’s Parade
A long-standing tradition of the Harbor Lights Festival is the Children’s Parade. With the spectacular view of the Corpus Christi Bayfront as a backdrop, thousands of local school children show off their creativity and dancing skills as the parade marches down Shoreline Boulevard.