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SPI Holiday Celebration Festival

  • SPI Convention Center 7355 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX, 78597 United States (map)

South Padre Island Holiday Celebration Featuring The Lantern Festival!


Join us for a special lighting of the Christmas Tree, festive Christmas concerts, photos with Santa, and a special Winter Marketplace!

Warm up during the celebration with our free hot cocoa and gingersnaps! Free Christmas goodies will also be available for children and adults while supplies last. 


6:00pm – Doors open to the public for refreshments and music.

6:30pm – Event welcome by Council Member Alita Bagley, Mistress of Ceremonies

6:35pm – Caroling by Derry Elementary Choir 5th Graders, under the direction of Choir Teacher Ms. Ramon

6:40pm – Lighting of the Christmas Tree by Mayor Barry Patel

6:45pm – Caroling by Garriga Elementary 2nd-5th Graders Choir, under the direction of Choir Directors Ms. Minkler & Ms. Ramon

6:55pm- Council Member Alita Bagley will introduce South Padre Island City Manager Susan Guthrie to present the Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata group, under the direction of Mr. Salas

7:00pm –Christmas concert begins!

7:30pm – Santa arrives for photos! 

Winter Marketplace - at the South Padre Island Convention Centre

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get your Christmas shopping done early!

Explore our Winter Marketplace and shop for unique gifts and treasures from all over the world! Our marketplace features hand-crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, gourmet treats, health products, home decor and so much more!

Earlier Event: November 24
Thanksgiving Buffet at the Hilton
Later Event: December 9
South Padre Island Christmas Parade