The presents are unwrapped and the food has been devoured, get out of the house and experience more holiday fun Corpus Christi has to offer! 

1. See Scuba Santa at the Texas State Aquarium

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Santa is trading in his sleigh and fur coat for some fins and a wetsuit during a special holiday visit to the Texas State Aquarium! Santa will plunge into the H-E-B Caribbean Sea exhibit for a unique encounter and festive photo op with aquarium goers. Who knows? Jolly old St. Nick might even be joined by some reindeer or elves in during his underwater visit to the Coastal Bend.

2. Sip on a Holiday Cocktail

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‘Tis the season to be… tipsy! The Post at Lamar Park is a trendy, down-to-Earth atmosphere is the perfect place to grab some cocktails! Try one of their signature cocktails, the Peach Derby, made with Old Forester bourbon, lemon, honey, ginger beer and peach bitters. You’ll be feeling warm and cozy in no time. Try more holiday cocktails around Corpus Christi while you're at it!

3. Take a Pic at the Water's Edge Christmas Tree

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See the sparkly lights and spectacular ornaments on the giant Christmas tree in The Water’s Edge park. Take in the magical feeling of the holidays on the Corpus Christi Bayfront. With more than 7,000 lights, 2,000 ornaments and a nativity star, this new 66-foot-tall artificial Christmas tree is the perfect holiday wonderland. This is a great photo-op for the whole family!

4. Go Ice Skating at the American Bank Center

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No Christmas season is complete without a little ice skating! The American Bank Center's inaugural Coastal Christmas is the celebration of the season with something for every member of the family. Every night enjoy ice skating, a snowman bounce house, a giant life-size snow globe for kids to go inside, festive decor and a huge Christmas tree!  

5. Look at Christmas Lights at Candy Cane Lane


This neighborhood has one of the best Holiday lights display in Texas. Candy Cane Lane is the perfect place to take the kiddos to see lights, without costing you a dime! You can either drive through the multiple streets decked out in Christmas lights or you can enjoy a nice stroll through the neighborhood. The lights are up all December long, which makes it the perfect thing to do to keep up your holiday cheer! A great place to start is McAlpin Dr. Corpus Christi, Texas 78413.

6. Enjoy a Holiday Latte

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One of the best things about the holiday season is the special food and drinks that are available only around this time of year! Check out Green Light Coffee for a warm and cozy holiday drink. Each week they have a specialty holiday themed latte like gingerbread and peppermint!

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