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Holiday Weekend Roundup 12/20 - 12/23

12/19/2019 10:48PM ● By Jessie Monsivais
By: Jessie Monsivais  Photo by: Kateri Bugos-Reyes

The last weekend of the holiday season is upon us! If you’re looking for fun ways to engage in the local scene, we’ve rounded up a list of things happening in the Coastal Bend. Looking to entertain out-of-town guests? No problem. Looking for ways to spend the winter break with your kids? Sure thing. Here are a few weekend happenings you should know about.

Get your ugly Christmas sweater ready for the Drunk Until You're Pretty Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Lorelei Brewing Company. On Friday, December 20, 2019, from 3 – 10 pm, the taproom is hosting a holiday celebration, offering a free beer token for those who come dressed in theme. A perfect opportunity to grab your friends and cheers to the holiday spirit! 520 NAS Dr.

The classic Corpus Christi Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” debuts their Gala Weekend featuring music by the Corpus Christi Orchestra on Saturday, Dec. Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22 at the American Bank Center. Tickets start at $12. For more information, call 361-882-4588 or visit 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Ice-skating always feels like a holiday fantasy us South Texans might not be familiar with.  But, starting this weekend and running until December 30, the American Bank Center presents Coastal Christmas and ice-skating from 9-11 pm, making all of our icy winter dreams come true. The festival features a grand display of holiday lights, décor, and entertainment and is free to attend. There is a $10 ice-skating fee that includes skate rentals or $5 if you bring your own! For more information call, 361-826-4700 or visit 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

The Gulf Coast Humane Society transforms their dog park into a winter wonderland for Christmas, in the Dog Park from 6-9 pm on Friday, Dec. 20 through Tuesday, Dec. 24. Take your furry friends for a walk while enjoying hot cocoa and holiday music. The cost per family group is $5. For more information call, 361-225-0845. 3118 Cabaniss Road

If you’re still experiencing post-Halloween blues, get spooked during the holiday season at the Hauntings of Boogeyman Scary Christmas from 7 pm to midnight Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21. Dash through a transformed haunted house of holiday horror. General admission is $10 general admission, $20 for VIP, and $15 for the escape room for more information, call 361-288-5006. 4813 Farm-to-Market Road 666.

Aurora Arts Theatre brings more holiday fun with "A Christmas Story" at 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 pm running through Dec. 29. It is inspired by the Christmas classic movie set in the 1940s, that follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts. General admission is $17. For more information, call 361-851-9700. Call ahead for tickets, as they may be sold out. 5635 Everhart Road.