Get into the holiday spirit and coast over to these locally loved spots with holiday lights and festive decorations while you’re in Corpus Christi. For more ways to celebrate, get the full guide to Merry Days by the Bay here.

Peppermint Lane

Head downtown to see Corpus Christi decked out in holiday cheer. With Chaparral Street adorned in garlands, bows, and trees covered in lights, Peppermint Lane is the place to go for the perfect holiday shot of coastal, holiday, and urban vibes.

  • November and December 2023 
  • 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, featuring creatively decorated Christmas trees around the theme of their favorite book.

  • On display from November 18, 2023 – January 3, 2024 


Candy Cane Lane

The Schanen Estates neighborhood knows how to do holidays on the coast. Along with the best holiday lights displays in Texas, they know how to ring in the holiday spirit with food trucks, live music, and tons of holiday cheer. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind neighborhood stroll with the family this holiday season.

  • Opening day: December 2023 
  • Schanen Estates neighborhood 


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

Enjoy the magical feeling of the holidays on the Corpus Christi Bayfront with a 66-foot-tall Christmas tree, covered in 7,000 sparkling lights, 2,000 ornaments, and a nativity star. This magical holiday wonderland makes a perfect picnic spot or photo op and will be up all December long.


Artesian Park Winter Wonderland

Come take a stroll under the colorful lights as Artesian Park is transformed into a beaming winter wonderland during the holidays. Snap a memorable family photo in the park’s gazebo and grab a bite from a local food truck while checking out the first Friday’s ArtWalk.  


Holiday Tree in La Retama Park

Kick off the holidays with a visit to La Retama Park for a close-up view of the 18-foot holiday tree adorned with 700 lights, 250 ornaments, and a hanging ornament sky.  Snap a photo, and then head to one of our delicious downtown local restaurants for a nice dinner.


Come see Christmas in Corpus Christi and make this holiday season unforgettable through a journey of dazzling lights and festive decorations.

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