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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 2:
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!