Enjoy your Holidays the Island Way
The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to start planning activities for your holiday trip. Whether you choose to come for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's, there are plenty of great activities happening in Port Aransas.
Take Thanksgiving to the Coast
Join in on the Port A Thanksgiving holiday fun when you come to Port Aransas this year for your Thanksgiving trip. Family fun doesn’t have to end when the kids go back to school. Head down to Port A to bookend fall break with jet ski rides and seashell collecting, and upgrade your family’s Turkey Bowl venue to the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast.
Have you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal while a sea breeze floats in through the patio doors? There are tons of great restaurants offering delicious meals for your Thanksgiving festivities. Dine in or grab something to go with traditional Thanksgiving meals or classics from our favorite Port Aransas, restaurants you are sure to find the perfect meal. For more information, view the "Holiday Meal Options in Port Aransas" blog below.
Time to Trot like a Turkey
Get the family together for the Port Aransas Turkey Trot. Enter the 10k, 5k, 2k, or Tot Trot for the little ones. All proceeds from the 2023 Turkey Trot will go to sustain programs and provide scholarships for Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Day School, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and the only day school in Port Aransas. Enjoy a day with family and friends while giving back to the community. The night before the Turkey Trot, come out to the Grand Lawn at Palmilla Beach for Gobble on the Grand. This family-fun event welcomes Turkey Trot racers to the packet pick-up pre-party! They will have a vendor village for shopping, bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course for big kids, and more. You definitely don't want to miss out on Turkey Bowling—a Thanksgiving activity done the Port A way! This bowling tournament is always a crowd-pleaser and will have you and your family coming back year after year.
Christmas on the Island
Port Aransas loves to celebrate Christmas the island way. Whatever your holiday traditions happen to be, they are sure to be even more memorable in Port Aransas. Come and enjoy all the great holiday events that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Start off December with Santa in the Park. Spend time at a Santa workshop craft station, in bounce houses, enjoying holiday hayrides, participating in an ugly sweater contest, and face painting with Santa. All this and more will be kicking off Christmas in Port A at Santa in the Park!
A Day Filled with Christmas Cheer
Whatever the holiday Port Aransas has activities for the whole family to create memories they can carry with them and maybe even some new family traditions.