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Datebook: Things to Do this December in the Coastal Bend

From A Christmas Carol to the Illuminated Boat Parade, there are tons of local events to attend this holiday season

By: Editorial Team  Photo courtesy of: Corpus Christi Ballet

A Christmas Carol

December 1st – 19th 

An iconic Coastal Bend tradition, Harbor Playhouse’s rendition of A Christmas Carol is a must-attend event this season. The theatre’s annual production is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story. 1802 N Chaparral Building #2 

Illuminated Boat Parade Presented by Port of Corpus Christi 

December 4th 

Watch in awe as boaters from Corpus Christi and beyond sail through the Corpus Christi Marina in holiday style. Parade participants will even compete for the most festive vessel! The parade begins at 6pm, with an award ceremony taking place after to crown the winners. Corpus Christi Marina

WES Holiday Gift Market

December 4th 

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Women’s Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi is hosting a market with over 25 women-owned, local businesses with a variety of vendors offering unique gifts and products. Shoppers will enjoy food and drinks offered by BUS, live music, and other fun surprises. 702 N Chaparral St.

Festive 56

December 5th

Hosted by Indigo Laine & Co. and Oh Goodie Designs + Events, this is one holiday market you won’t want to miss! Over 30 local vendors will be set up, along with an appearance from Santa Claus, pizza from Marty McPies, and so much more. 4536 County Rd. 56

La Posada Lighted Boat Parade

December 10th

This unique celebration rings in the holiday season as a must-see annual Christmas event. Boats in the parade feature Christmas lights and decorations with varied themes. Collector boats follow the parade route collecting toys from people along the canals to be donated to Toys for Tots. Marker 37 Marina

Home for the Holidays Concert

December 11th

The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday tradition is back this year! The Del Mar Choir and the Corpus Christi Chorale join forces to bring guests all their favorite holiday tunes. Santa Claus himself will even make an appearance! 6300 Ocean Dr # 5723

Corpus Christi Ballet: The Nutcracker 

December 11th – 12th & 18th-19th

This classic holiday tale is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Bring the whole family for an evening at the ballet and enjoy the beautiful show featuring live music from the Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra. Make sure to get tickets ahead of time, as they will go fast! 1901 N Shoreline Blvd.