Let’s make the holiday special while keeping everyone safe.  Social distancing markers, hand sanitizing stations, masks and pre-packaged treats at all events.

Holiday Shop Around

November 21-22, 2020

Ditch the crowded malls and have fun Holiday Shopping at Port A’s unique, locally-owned stores and boutiques, which are offering discounts and specials.

Nightly Tree Lightings

Dec. 3 – Jan 3

@ Community Center/Museum courtyard from 6pm-9:45pm.

Bring family to see Christmas tree & lights turn on at the top these hours. Enjoy holiday music, snow and special photo scenes.

Holiday Golf Cart Parade

@ Port A Pizzeria at 4:30pm


Lighted Boat Parade

Dec 5, 2020

@ City Marina at 5:30 pm

Boat Parade will begin at approximately 6:00. Parade route will be inside the City Harbor and last approximately 45 minutes.

Spectators are encouraged to watch from the pavilion bulkhead, along the dock walkways or at the local bars and restaurants along the marina. Of course, social distancing and mask-wearing is required according to CDC guidelines and local restrictions in place during the event. Want to enter your boat? 


Photo with Sand Santa

@ Robert’s Point Park


Holiday Happy Hour Paint and Sip

Dec.9, 2020 | 6-9pm

Get in the holiday spirit by painting you own festive masterpiece. Art supplies, canvas, instruction and two drink tickets are included.


Drive-thru Enchanted Holiday Forest

Dec.10 – Jan. 3, 2020

@Roberts Point Park

Lights come on at dark. Tune the radio in to listen to holiday music as you drive around the Enchanted Forrest at the park. The theme this year is “Rise and Shine”


Holiday Drive-in Movies in the Park

@Community Park at 6pm

Dec. 10: Polar Express, Dec. 11: Elf and Dec. 12: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Concessions with cookies and hot chocolate. Free, but must register through https://porta.recdesk.com


Santa in the Park

Dec. 18, 2020

Robert Point Park from 6pm-9pm

Bring your own camera for socially distanced photos with Santa in Fred Rhodes Pavilion. Activity stations – goody bags, coloring, crafts, gingerbread, and stories. Live carolers, musicians and seasonal treats.



All programs & activities subject to change or cancellation if local officials deem necessary due to Covid-19. Masks, social distancing required, & programs limited to 10 or less + instructors. If coming from outside Port Aransas, suggested self-quarantine. Register for programs at http://porta.recdesk.com Check Facebook page (@portaparksnrec) & website (https://cityofportaransas.org/departments/parks-and-recreation) for updates.