On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the 37th Annual Harbor Lights Festival presented by H-E-B, rings in the beginning of the Christmas holiday season by transforming the beautiful Bayfront Marina into a Story Book Holiday. The fun begins with the Children’s parade presented by AEP Texas and continues with the Children’s Activity Area, Children’s Fun Zone, Children’s Gift of Love, inflatable games, live entertainment, food and gift vendors and enjoyable family activities throughout the evening. We hope you enjoy our Story Book Holiday festival as we wish everyone a peaceful and loving holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
DEC 1, 2018
PRESENTED BY H-E-B
SATURDAY Schedule of Events
CHILDREN'S PARADE PRESENTED BY AEP TEXAS
Santa and the Parade will begin at I37 and Shoreline and travel South in the Northbound lane of Shoreline Boulevard and end at the Water’s Edge Park. The spectacular view of the Bayfront makes watching the parade even more delightful. The entries will be judged and special awards will be presented later in the evening.
CHILDREN'S GIFT OF LOVE GIVEAWAY
All children are invited to play the game of bingo and enjoy an evening of fun, refreshments, and entertainment. Children play a game and have an opportunity to win gifts. The child is able to select a donated gift of choice to give to their mother, father, brother, teacher, or any person in their life they choose. The gift is then wrapped by volunteers and placed in a bag for the child to take home to place under the Christmas tree! This beautiful display of giving shows children a lesson in giving to others and sharing during Christmas. For it is far better to give than to receive! Children have an opportunity to learn to give a gift of love!
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY AREA
We provide face painting and holiday activities for enjoyment. Children will be assisted by numerous volunteers in writing postcards to Santa, making holiday greeting cards, and many crafts. Santa always shows up to say a special ‘hello’ to the children.
CHILDREN'S FUN ZONE
An area where children will enjoy an obstacle play zone and many other fun physical activities.
Enjoy a variety of live entertainment from church groups, school choirs and other area talent singing and performing holiday cheer for a festive day of crowd pleasing songs and special presentations.
CEREMONIAL LIGHTING OF THE TREE
Harbor Lights wouldn’t be complete without the Tree of Lights. Santa’s Snowball Express Motorcade will arrive in grand style led by festive twirlers and ending with the guest of honor–Santa Claus. The motorcade will travel down Shoreline Boulevard to the lighting ceremony. Santa, along with several special guests of honor, flip the switch and the lighting of the Tree of Lights officially begins the holiday season.
Stay on for a special guest on the Entertainment Stage providing a special holiday performance!
Harbor Lights Festival Illuminated Boat Parade
There are few things more beautiful than lights sparkling on the Corpus Christi Bay. The Illuminated Boat Parade highlights the boats in the Corpus Christi Downtown Marina as the set off on a regatta cruise of the Corpus Christi Bay. Captains and crews sing carols to entertain and WOW the spectators with their creative holiday displays. Be a part of this great advantage to celebrating the Holiday Season on the Bay.