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

All Is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914 Dec 09

PACT and the Aransas Repertory Theatre are pleased to present the cast of ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914. This incredible show runs Thursdays - Sundays, Nov. 30 - Dec. 10, 2023. The Thursday - Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. No charge for...

Farley Boat Lighting Contest Dec 09
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Farley Boat Planters can be seen all around Port Aransas. For the fourth year, the Port Aransas Garden Club will hold its annual Farley Boat Lighting Contest. Last year the Farley Boat Lighting Contest raised $3000 for the EMS Toy Round Up giving more Port A children a chance for...

Holiday Shop Around Dec 09

Shop local this holiday season. The Holiday Shop Around means gifts galore are waiting for you in Port Aransas shops and boutiques...and at great prices! So many fun and whimsical treasures await you during this weekend of small-town glory. Spend time around town during Shop...

Palm Social Afterparty Dec 09

The holiday festivities continue at The Palm Social Club! Grammy nominated - The Phenomenon Known as Ruben V will perform live on the outdoor stage. Music will begin directly after the drone show! Festive Holiday cocktails new to the menu and good times are guaranteed!

Sand Santa Dec 09
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Head over to Roberts Point Park and discover a Santa made of sand! Throughout the holiday season enjoy a beautiful sculpture of Santa Claus made out of sand. Come by and snap a picture with the big guy! Get in the holiday spirit and spend time with friends and family this holiday...

Wreaths Across America Dec 16

Sponsor a wreath, volunteer or invite friends to help with Wreaths Across America! On Saturday, December 16, 2023, Wreaths Across America will be at Royal Palm Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's...

Winter Break Hours Dec 25
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WINTER BREAK HOURS: Closed December 25 through January 1 ARK Tours available by reservation December 29 and 30 @ 10 a.m.