The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching and in Corpus Christi, we celebrate the best way we know how.

In the Gulf Coast Capital, boat parades are just one of the ways we show our cheer. Check out the two boat parades you won't want to miss this holiday season.

Illuminated Boat Parade

December 3, 2022

Watch Downtown Corpus Christi come to life as boats invade the Marina and spread holiday cheer at the Illuminated Boat Parade. Boaters from Corpus Christi and beyond will sail in style while competing to have the most festive vessel of the season.

There's something for everyone with plenty of parks, dining, and more to enjoy in Downtown Corpus Christi. You can come for the boats and stay for the hangs. 

Things to do downtown:


La Posada Lighted Boat Parade

December 9 & 10, 2022

It's not a South Texas holiday without a posada! The tradition is back and better in Corpus Christi. La Posada is being hosted on the island for two nights in a row this year.

La Posada will not only feature the iconic boat parade but the U.S Marines will also be helping Santa's elves by collecting new, unwrapped toys for tots. Enjoy food by the water, entertainment galore, and phenomenal Gulf Coast Capital holiday vibes as the night is lit up with boats coasting down the Intracoastal Waterway.  

Things to do on Padre Island: