Must-See Christmas Light Displays in Corpus Christi

Must-See Christmas Light Displays in Corpus Christi

Hop in the car, put on your favorite holiday songs and get ready to “ooh” and “ahh” at these eight light displays in Corpus Christi and the greater Coastal Bend region.

Located on Shoreline Blvd. in Water’s Edge Park, this 58-foot-tall Christmas tree is one you can’t miss! Photo by Benjamin Zaragosa.

The holiday season is finally upon us. That means cold weather, the smell of pine (even if it’s from an air freshener) and classic holiday songs blaring while cruising the Coastal Bend to “ooh” and “ahh” at our favorite holiday light displays. To ensure our readers don’t miss out on the various hot spots for Christmas lights, we put together a list of the best and brightest spots in Corpus Christi and the greater Coastal Bend region to check out this season.

Candy Cane Lane

Kick off your tour with the iconic Candy Cane Lane. Every year, residents of Schanen Estates deck out their front lawns for a delightful wonderland of giant candy canes and over 300 holiday lights. Admire on foot or drive the four streets: Donegal Drive, Wooldridge Road, McAlpin Drive and Killamet Drive.

Peppermint Lane

Did you know that in the 1960s, the blocks of Chaparral transformed into a festal block party? Today, the tradition lives on with a joyous holiday shopping experience, rows of Christmas lights illuminating the street and local storefronts sparkling with their best decorations to celebrate the season. Don’t forget to stop by Artesian Park’s Winter Wonderland sponsored by the Downtown Advisory Council and The Port’s Holiday Tree in La Retama Park for more holiday décor fun.

H-E-B Christmas Tree 

Located on Shoreline Blvd. in Water’s Edge Park, this 58-foot-tall Christmas tree is one you can’t miss! With the Corpus Christi Bay serving as the tree’s backdrop, this spot serves as the perfect family photo op.

Mr. Bill’s Wonderland

Bringing all the holiday charm is Mr. Bill’s Wonderland on Hampton Street in Brighton Village. For two decades, this has been more than your average Christmas light display. With a choir, a nativity scene, a train, toys and Santa Claus, Mr. Bill’s Wonderland is a must-see every year.

Mazoch Holiday Display

You haven’t seen it all until you visit the Mazoch family holiday display at 15301 Isabella Court across the bridge on North Padre Island. Their famous display appeared on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” in 2015, and for good reason. Every year until 10 p.m. the Mazochs exhibit the glory of Christmas on The Island, featuring pelicans, fish and sea themes mixed with traditional holiday décor. 

Life-size Nativity Scene

The Bocanegra family produces a life-sized nativity scene every year, making it a popular décor destination. With live doves, life-like barn animals and more, this ornamented home at 4826 Willowbrook Drive never fails to impress during the holiday season.

Garcia Holiday Light Show

During the week from 6-10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, stop by 3425 Austin St. to catch more than 50,000 lights flash in sync to holiday tunes on the radio at 100.7 FM.

Christmas on the Beach

Take your light tour to the beach! Every year, Rockport Beach hosts a completely free vehicle light tour, as local businesses and organizations set up displays with various themes to create miles of holiday joy. The displays take place Dec. 4 to Jan. 2, Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 6 to 10 p.m.

Up next? Check out An Ode to Candy Cane Lane and Mr. Bill’s Wonderland.