Special to the Parade
Highlighted by the annual South Padre Island Christmas Parade, the South Padre Island Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee will once again present a 12-plus Days of Christmas Celebration.
Festivities begin Dec.12 with Cookies and Coffee at the SPI Welcome Center from 10-11 a.m. Then, on Dec. 13, the Holiday Table Scaping will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cactus Flower on 3009 Padre Blvd. The same day, Holiday Flowers will be held at 3 p.m. at Jake’s Flowers on 2500 Padre Blvd.
Dec. 14, Holiday Hot Beverage Happy Hour will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Beachside Bar; Dec, 15, Centering & Relaxation from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Christmas Hula Demonstration at 1 p.m., and Laguna Madre Yoga, Meditation, and Dance.
Dec. 16, a Fashion Show will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Padre Island Brewing Company. Also on Dec. 16 will be the Christmas Parade Patio Party at 5:45 p.m. at Zeste Gourmet on 3508 Padre Blvd., and then the SPI Christmas Parade at 6:15 p.m.
The parade will feature over 60 entries from marching bands, dance squads to lighted floats. The parade route starts at 4701 Padre Blvd. to the Acapulco intersection. The judging station is located at Padre Brewing Company on Padre Boulevard.
Dec. 17, Caroling on the Sea will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. before the Original Dolphin Watch Toy Drive, Raffle, and more commences from 2-4 p.m. at Blackbeard’s on 103 E. Saturn.
Dec. 18, Santa Pet Photos is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Island Dog Wash; then there will be Caroling, Kites, and Castles from 1-4 p.m. at Boomerang Billy’s.
Dec. 19, Italian Cookie Tasting is slated for 3 p.m. at Gabriella’s Italian Grill on 700 Padre Blvd.
Dec. 20, Creative Gift Wrap will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Cactus Flower on 3009 Padre Blvd.; Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting is then slated for 5 p.m. at the Padre Island Brewing Company.
Dec. 21, Christmas South of the Border will be held at 5 p.m. with tamales and bunuelos at the SPI Hilton Garden Inn.
Dec. 22, Children’s Story Hour will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Paragraphs on 5505 Padre Blvd.
Dec. 23, Caroling in the Snow is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Padre Rita Ville on 4001 Padre Blvd.
Then there’s after Christmas festivities also scheduled, including a Beach Dog Walk and corn dogs at 11 a.m. on Dec. 26, not to mention Kayak pet photos at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill.
On Dec. 27, Shuffleboard, Pickle Ball, and more will be slated from 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Travelodge on 6200 Padre Blvd.
Dec. 28, Free Mini Fried Ice Cream Balls will be served at 12 noon at the Schlitterbahn’s Shrimp Haus Restaurant.
Dec. 29, Free Kayak lessons will be offered from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the UB Captain on 5009 Padre Blvd. Ste. 2, not to mention a Tango dance lesson from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Madre Yoga, Meditation, and Dance.
Dec. 30, a surf movie on the beach is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and on Dec. 31, PsychaDeli Kids’ New Year’s celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Water Tower Park.