Are you looking for things to do in Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas this weekend? From breakfast with Santa at the USS Lexington to the 6th Annual Bayfront Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, there are plenty of ways to get out and about with the whole family this weekend.
Lucy’s Lounge | December 8
The folks from Lucy’s Snack Bar and Hybrid Records are teaming up for “Lucy’s Lounge” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. DJ JELLOxSHOT will be spinning an all-vinyl set of jazz, soul and R&B while Lucy’s provides house wine, beer on tap and a curated selection of snacks. Stop by and stay awhile for unmatched ambiance while supporting downtown local businesses. 312 N. Chaparral
5th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Christmas Village | December 9
Head downtown from noon to 10 p.m. for the 5th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Christmas Village. Not your typical food truck event, this one will feature photo-ops with Santa, local arts and crafts vendors, a food truck decorating contest and a lineup of food and drink trucks serving a variety of cuisines and beverages. 601 N. Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi Rimz Bayfront Classic | December 9 – 10
Established in 2015, Corpus Christi Rimz, a local adaptive sports league, founded by Eric Shandy, Carlos Cavazos and Moses Reyes, has a vision to inspire differently-abled individuals to feel empowered by team sports. This Saturday, the team will welcome other teams from across the country to compete in the 6th Annual Bayfront Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. An official team within the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, CC Rimz is one of the 225-plus teams across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Come out and show support for the team as they hope to make a three-peat appearance at the national tournament level as the current season’s end nears. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. with the first game starting at 9 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa | December 9
Make a lasting memory this holiday season with a fun and festive Breakfast with Santa aboard the USS Lexington Museum. Enjoy a delicious pancake bar breakfast this Saturday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and share in the excitement of welcoming Santa Claus. All children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their picture taken. Afterward, everyone is invited to settle down to watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas in the Mega Theater. After the movie, take part in a Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt which will take you on a tour of the ship. As their gift to you, children will receive a bag of “reindeer feed” and each family will take home a custom USS Lexington holiday ornament. It’s a morning that will surely get everyone in the holiday spirit! Tickets are available for purchase online.
Trevi’s Homecoming | December 8 – 10
The Coastal Bend is in for a treat as New York Yankees’ Jose Trevino will visit Corpus Christi on Dec. 8 through Dec. 11 for “Trevi’s Homecoming,” a weekend-long youth baseball and softball tournament hosted by 24 Sports and the Corpus Christi Sports Commission. The homecoming event is an extension of Trevino’s Toy Drive, an annual charitable giving initiative to provide toys and necessities to families in need during the holiday season. The toy drive will accompany a youth baseball/softball tournament and community events to benefit Nate’s Next Kid Up and the Coastal Bend Food Bank. The festivities include a professional baseball “batting practice” at the USS Lexington, a homerun derby at Whataburger Field and a weekend-long tournament at the Portland Municipal Field.
Reindeer Run 5K & Free Kids 1K | December 1 – 2
Join in on the fun with the Mattress Firm Reindeer Run 5K Run-Walk and Kids 1K, benefiting Bikes For Kids Corpus Christi. Sign the entire family up for this fun-filled family run/walk where everyone can participate and help provide a new bike for a local child this holiday season. Come race day, all participants will receive a goodie bag filled with antlers and other Christmas goodies! Stay for the after-party at Brewsters Street Icehouse where every runner, 21 and up will receive a free beer. Registration and bib pick-up starts at 7 a.m. with the kids 1K starting at 8 a.m. and the 5k group will take off at 8:15.
Waterstreet Farmer’s Market | December 10
As the only farmers market in Corpus Christi held on Sundays, the Water Street Farmers Market includes produce and goods all locally sourced or made. Here you’ll find a variety of fresh dairy products, pickled goods, microgreens, and more. Plus, experience live music, handmade goods such as pottery and various activities for the kids all from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.