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The List: December 5-8

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Ready for the ultimate weekend getaway in Corpus Christi but not sure what to do? No worries! The List has you covered with all the things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend.

Events are updated every Wednesday!

Jazz Night at The Gold Fish

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December 5, 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night of live, smooth jazz at The Gold Fish! A different local jazz bands bring soul to life, check out a new band every Thursday night with your favorite katz for a relaxing evening. 724 N. Mesquite St.

Art Market at the Island Farmers' Market

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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

A Christmas Story the Musical at Aurora Arts 

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December 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. and December 8, 2:30 p.m.

Experience the classic holiday movie that runs round-the-clock on TV every year, A Christmas Story at Aurora Arts Theatre! The musical is set in the 1940s and follows Ralphie Parker and his quest for the holy grail of Christmas gifts-- an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes through song to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.  A Christmas Story The Musical brings an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.​ Get your tickets, here. 5635 Everhart Rd.

Free Movie Under the Stars at Waves Resort


December 6, 6:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

Enjoy a FREE movie under the stars at Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark! Watch a family-friendly flick on a 42-foot outdoor theater from the comfort of your tube or chair. This week the featured film is The Santa Clause! The full park is closed but admission to this event is free. 14353 Commodores Dr.

Paint Nite at Nueces Brewing Company

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December 6, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Head to Nueces Brewing Company to let your creative side out at this paint party! You will be guided through a painting as you enjoy your first beer for free! All materials needed will be provided for you, all you have to do is show up ready to have fun. Reserve your spot, here. 401 S. Water St.

Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Lone Star Brahmas

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December 6 and 7, 7:05 p.m.

Hockey season is in full swing! Catch the Corpus Christi IceRays take on the Lone Star Brahmas in a double header match up Friday and Saturday night at the American Bank Center. As a fun bonus, Saturday is ugly sweater night and the teddy bear toss! Get your tickets for the game, here. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

First Friday ArtWalk


December 6, 5:45 p.m.-9:45 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

Frost First Friday Dollar Day at Art Museum of South Texas

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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.

A Christmas Carol the Musical at Harbor Playhouse

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December 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. and December 8, 2:30 p.m.

Your holiday season can start with a night at Harbor Playhouse! The timeless classic, 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

Kansas: Point of Know Return Tour at American Bank Center


December 6, 7:30 p.m.

Rock out at the American Bank Center's Selena Auditorium this Friday night! One of America's iconic classic rock bands KANSAS takes the stage for a memorable concert. Grab your rock loving bestie and get your tickets for the concert, here. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Harbor Lights Festival presented by H-E-B

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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.

Illuminated Boat Parade presented by Port of Corpus Christi

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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

Holiday Craft Fair at the Southside Farmers' Market

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December 7, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Enjoy the Southside 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.

Home for the Holidays

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December 7, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the Home for the Holidays musical performance at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center on December 7! 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. Get your tickets for the concert, here. 6300 Ocean Dr.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Basketball Games

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December 7, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Basketball season is HERE! Throw on your Islander blue and green to support the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Men's and Women's Basketball teams this weekend at the Dugan Wellness Center on campus. The women's team plays Texas Wesleyan University while the men's team plays against St. Mary's University. Get your tickets, here. 6300 Ocean Dr.

Booch Basics at Lazy Beach Brewing


December 7, Noon-2:00 p.m.

Learn the ancient art of Kombucha brewing at Lazy Beach Brewing! This hands-on class includes demonstrations of brewing techniques, a free flights of various Kombucha flavors and a take home brewing kit. After the class, stick around the local brewery and enjoy some tasty brews! Reserve your spot, here. 7522 Bichon Dr. #100

Reindeer Run 5K

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December 7, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Dash through a Christmas-themed 5K at Brewster Street Ice House! Bundle up and experience the brisk weather during this fun event on Saturday morning. Sign up for the run, here. 1724 N. Tancahua St.

Corpus Christi Holistic Fair

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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.

2019 WES Holiday Gift Market

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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.


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December 8, 8:00 a.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.

Sunday Brunch Cruise Aboard the Texas Tease

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December 8, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Have brunch on a boat floating along the Corpus Christi Bay this Sunday! This intimate brunch setting is best for small parties with big appetites. The brunch buffet journey lasts about an hour and a half aboard the Texas Tease, has a new buffet every week and a full bar on the upper deck with amazing views! Make your reservations, here. 108 People's St T-head

Toys On Ice Skating Event

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December 8, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tis the season to go ice skating! Glide over the ice with the whole family at the American Bank Center this Sunday. Admission is FREE, all you hav e to bring is an unwrapped toy to enjoy the fun! 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Community Day at the Texas State Aquarium 

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December 8, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Experience all the excitement at the Texas State Aquarium for just $2! You read that right, this Sunday is Community Day. Grab a couple of bucks and check out the aquarium's free-flying birds, up-close encounters with sharks, dolphins, otters, alligators and coral reef fish, and more than 460 other species. 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Jazz Brunch Sunday at Eats Epicurea Restaurant & Bar

Veranda Brunch

December 8, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

End your weekend the right way with some Sunday brunch! Eats Epicurea Restaurant & Bar at Waves Resort hosts a jazz brunch Sunday series. Enjoy a gourmet meal while listening to the soothing sounds of saxophones and smooth jazz. 14353 Commodores Dr.

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Enjoy the holiday season with Merry Days by the Bay! #MerryDaysCC




















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