Santa Claus is Coming to Town...and You Should Too!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking about your plans for the Christmas holidays! Whether you plan on a large family gathering or a more intimate celebration, give you and yours the gift of Port A this year. Find the perfect place to stay, then draw up your itinerary using the Visit Port Aransas app and you'll be well on your way to enjoying the holidays in the best place on Earth!

And while you're here, enjoy the many holiday events to really get you in the spirit of the season! See them all below!

Holiday Events

Farley Boat Lighting Contest Dec 01
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The Port Aransas Garden Club (PAGC) is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Farley Boat Lighting Contest this holiday season. Throughout December, drive through Port Aransas to view the iconic Farley Boat planters decked out for the holidays! A tour map will be available on the Garden...

Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 02

On Thursday, December 2 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to help countdown to the official tree lighting in the courtyard at the Port Aransas Community Center! Hot chocolate and cookies will be dispersed and cut-outs will be set up for pictures. There will also be an automated...

Holiday Drive In Movie Dec 03

Two Christmas movies will be shown back to back on Friday, December 3 at the Port Aransas Community Park! Preregistration is required for the movie at https://porta.recdesk.com. Free popcorn! About the movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas: When Charlie Brown complains about the...

It's a Wonderful Life Dec 03

This classic Christmas tale has been reimagined as a live radio show by the Narada Radio Company, with incredible voice acting and sound effects to create a truly immersive experience. Come join us Port Aransas Community Theatre for an uplifting and inspirational time that's...

Holiday Parade Dec 04

Decorate your cart or vehicle for a chance to win prizes in the annual holiday parade. Participant entry fees ($10) will be donated to the Port Aransas EMS Toy Round Up. Other donations are encouraged. The parade will end at Roberts Point Park just in time to watch the Lighted...

Lighted Boat Parade Dec 04

The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce invites boat owners to light up Port A and join in the annual Lighted Boat Parade! Decorate your boats and light up the marina for a chance to win prizes and money! Spectators are encouraged to watch from the pavilion...

Enchanted Holiday Forest Dec 09

Come enjoy the enchanted holiday forest! From December 9 through January 3, drive by Roberts Point Park to see the enchanted holiday forest. This year's theme is "My Favorite Things." Interested in participating? Calling all individuals, families, civic/non-profit/other groups,...

Holiday Drive In Movie Dec 10

Two Christmas movies will be shown back to back on Friday, December 3 at the Port Aransas Community Park! Preregistration is required for the movie at https://porta.recdesk.com. Free popcorn! Spot will be assigned. One registration per vehicle. Singalong Santa (with lyrics) will...

Santa in the Park Dec 16

Santa Claus is coming to town on December 16! Bundle up and make your way to the larve pavilion at Roberts Point Park for family fun including hot chocolate, popcorn, holiday activities, music, and stories. Bring your camera or phone to take photos with Santa and enjoy the...

Holiday Drive In Movie Dec 17

Two Christmas movies will be shown back to back on Friday, December 17 at the Port Aransas Community Park! Preregistration is required for the movie at https://porta.recdesk.com. Free popcorn! Spot will be assigned. One registration per vehicle. Singalong Rudolph the Red Nosed...

New Year's Eve Fireworks Display Dec 31

Ring in the new year with a fireworks display over the water! Head to Roberts Point Park for a great view and to celebrate the arrival of 2022. Fireworks brought to you by the City of Port Aransas My Fun Port A, Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce, The Place...