Get into the Holiday spirit and coast over to these local spots with holiday lights and decorations. Here are some locally loved places to see holiday decorations and lights while you’re in Corpus Christi! Get the full guide to Merry Days by the Bay here.

Peppermint Lane

Head Downtown to see Corpus Christi decked in holiday cheer! Chaparral Street is adorned with garlands and bows while the trees are lit with lights. Peppermint Lane is the place to go if you’re looking for the perfect holiday shot with a coastal, holiday, and urban feel all at once.

  • November & December
  • Chaparral St. from Lomax to Taylor St.


Christmas Tree Forest

Literature lovers, this one's for you! Head to the Art Museum of South Texas for their Christmas Tree Forest event, where school children from around Corpus Christi have decorated trees around the theme of their favorite children’s book.

  • Throughout the month of December
  • Free admission until 2023


Candy Cane Lane

It's safe to say the neighbors of Candy Cane Lane know how to go all out on the coast. Not only does this neighborhood have the best holiday lights display in Texas, but they have food trucks, live music, and of course, holiday cheer! Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind neighborhood stroll with the family this holiday season.

  • Opening day: December 2, 2022
  • Schanen Estates neighborhood


H-E-B Christmas Tree at The Water's Edge

See the sparkly lights and spectacular ornaments on the giant Christmas tree in The Water’s Edge Park. All December long, enjoy 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 66-foot-tall Christmas tree is the perfect holiday wonderland to enjoy a picnic or take a family photo at.


Artesian Park Winter Wonderland

Artesian Park in Downtown Corpus Christi is beaming with light during the holidays! Come take a stroll under the colorful lights before taking a family picture in the park's gazebo while checking out first Friday's ArtWalk.


Holiday Tree in La Retama Park

Enjoy family photos under the ornament sky at La Retama Park! This colorful Christmas tree is in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from restaurants like Bella Luna and Mesquite Street Pizza. Take your family or couples photos before enjoying a nice dinner downtown!


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