As the year winds down and we head into the Christmas Season, the Rockport Fulton events calendar is quickly filling up with festive activities for the whole family to enjoy. All up and down the Live Oak Peninsula, from Corpus Christi to Holiday Beach, residents are gearing up for yet another fantastic Christmas on the Gulf Coast.
While everyone is busy with the holiday preparations and looking forward to celebrating the season with friends and family, we still need to take the time to enjoy the community we live in and enjoy the company of neighbors. What better way to celebrate the upcoming season than to partake in some yuletide joy and maybe find the opportunity to mingle with Kris Kringle, who’s rumored to spend his off-season soaking up some much needed sun in the Rockport area!
Saturday December 3rd, 2016
Rockport Tropical Christmas and Celebration of Lights, 10:00am – 9:00pm
An all-day family friendly affair, the celebration offers activities suitable for the entire family including arts and crafts for the kids, an ornament workshop, birding seminars and live entertainment throughout the day capped off with the annual lighted land parade and a fireworks display over the water. Reports indicate that Santa Claus has been spending his vacation in the Rockport area and may make an appearance for a few photos and to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, so make sure you head on down and bring the kids and grand-kids to visit with the man in red while you can!
Saturday December 10th, 2016
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Speaking of parades, along with the Tropical Christmas parade on 3rd, December 10th offers the lighted boat parade in the Rockport Harbor. Come see who’s sailing into the season by decorating their boats with festive lights and parading through the harbor. Winners will be selected in a variety of categories.
Caroling at the Mansion, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Located on the steps of the Fulton Mansion, carolers are invited to sing along to some seasonal favorites by candlelight. Come join the festivities and add your voice to the Christmas chorale.
Home for the Holidays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Just a short trip down the road from Rockport and Key Allegro in the coastal city of Corpus Christi, at Texas A&M Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, join the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra for their annual Home for the Holidays performance. This year, the symphony plays host to the Del Mar Master Chorus and Concert Choir as well as the Corpus Christi Chorale who will lend their voices to some of your favorite seasonal jingles in a festive night of seasonal music.
Saturday December 17th, 2016
Christmas in the District, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Each year, Rockport’s downtown storefronts come alive with the spirit of Christmas with local merchants decorating their shops for the festive season and offering bit of cheer. Participating retailers will also be offering some seasonal specials just in time for the big day so we encourage you to shop local and support Rockport’s business district.
As you can see even from this short list, December is shaping up to be a busy month on the Live Oak Peninsula. We haven’t even touched on half the activities and special events that are leading up to December, 25th so for more information, we encourage you to visit the Rockport Fulton official website's community events section to help you plan your month of Christmas cheer.
Do you have any special events in the Rockport area that you’re looking forward to in December? Let us know in the comments below how you like to celebrate the season with your neighbors in our incredible community. We count ourselves pretty lucky to be living in such an incredible part of the country and we love to spend time getting to know our neighbors through events like these, and hopefully you do too! If you’re new to the Rockport Fulton area and are looking for some advice on Rockport real estate or more about the fantastic amenities and recreation our community offers, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be glad to help in any way we can!