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Holiday Cultural Events 2017

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Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas bring the holiday season to life through several arts and cultural events throughout the month of December.   And everybody knows, even the Grinch’s heart can grow 5 times with the beauty that holiday performances bring.   Enjoy what Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend has to offer with these perfect arts and culture events — great for the entire family!

The Nutcracker from Corpus Christi Ballet

at Selena Auditorium in the American Bank Center
December 9, 10, 16, 17
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A classic holiday favorite featuring a marvelous cast of over 100 with lavish scenery, dazzling costumes and exciting characters. Follow the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on their Christmas Eve magical adventure that has brought such holiday favorites like Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairies, Waltz of Flowers and more.

A Christmas Carol

at Harbor Playhouse
December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
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Based on the classic Charles Dickens tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes person wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving. But he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a true holiday spirit and change of heart.

A Christmas Story - The Musical

at Aurora Arts Theater
December 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30
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Based on the holiday movie classic, this musical version of 9-year old Ralphie’s desperate quest to make sure that Santa brings him an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. With musical numbers like “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” and “A Major Award,” this take on a well-loved Christmas tradition will bring your holidays up to a whole new level!

Home for the Holidays from Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra

at Performing Arts Center
December 9
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy the calm of your favorite holiday music from the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra.   There’s nothing quite like the sounds of the season to put a smile on your face!  The Corpus Christi Chorale and the Del Mar Master Chorus joins guest conductor Paul Haas in this holiday treat!

Festival Navideño from Instituto de Cultura y Hispanica de Corpus Christi

at Heritage Park
December 8


Featuring a special way to honor the special grandparents in your life, Festival Navideño celebrates the influence of Hispanic culture in South Texas. With artisan vendors and cultural music, this free event is a new addition to Corpus Christi’s holiday celebrations, located in the heart of the beautiful historic homes in Heritage Park.

Christmas Tree Forest

at Art Museum of South Texas


The Art Museum of South Texas comes alive with the spirit of Christmas — and reading!  School children from around Corpus Christi decorate a tree around the theme of their favorite children’s book.   Enjoy the creativity of children as they celebrate the holidays and their favorite books!

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