When a Christmas holiday away complete with sand and sun sounds like fun for you and your traveling crew, there is no better place to find yourself than Port Aransas, Texas. This charming locale is loved for its natural beauty and access to the fun that takes on a festive spin when the holidays roll around. The following activities and attractions are seasonal delights that are sure to have you booking your Christmas in Port Aransas, TX in no time!

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Make the Most of a Holiday Parade or Two!

Travelers who happen to be heading to Port Aransas this Christmas will find they are just in time to enjoy watching a holiday parade or perhaps even a few! Whether you are traveling as a couple, solo, with family, or friends, making time on the itinerary for a festive holiday event like a parade is always worth your while. The annual Holiday Parade in Port Aransas is typically seen as the event that kicks off the festive season. This is a two-part holiday parade that takes on both land and sea alike! The parade makes its way through town complete with floats, music, and holiday décor before ending at Roberts Point Park. From here, the Lighted Boat Parade takes over as participants set sail in holiday-festive vessels much to the delight of spectators. Boats often cruise through the marina, spreading holiday cheer as they go.

Another fun holiday parade to be sure to check out is the Golf Cart Christmas Parade in Port Aransas. In 2022, the annual Golf Cart Christmas Parade will be hosted on December 3rd and is presented by Island Woman Boutique. The fun kicks off at 5:00 pm at Port-A-Pizzeria with decorated golf carts beginning their route down Alister Street, Cotter Street, S. Station, and ending up at the Christmas sand sculpture next to the community center around 5:30 pm. Participants are judged on the best-decorated golf carts as well as personal costumes with awards handed out at the cookie and cocoa reception afterward. It is fun for all events that are only $5 to attend, and all proceeds go to the EMS Toy Roundup. Even if you are not participating in the parade itself, spectators are encouraged to wear their best ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats to make the moment that much more festive! This is an event that is well worth having your camera on hand for as well.

Enjoy a Christmas Tree Lighting in Town

A Hallmark moment for many holiday travelers is getting to see a town Christmas tree lit. A visit to Port Aransas this year is no exception to the rule! This exciting annual event is hosted at the Port Aransas Museum & Community Center Courtyard located at 400 N. Alister Street. Head this way on December 8th between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm to enjoy the tree lighting as well as cookies and cocoa. There will also be stations for guests to decorate ornaments, take holiday photos, enjoy festive music, and meet Santa himself!

Admire a Sand Santa Experience That is One-of-a-Kind

With snow out of sight and mind in Port Aransas over Christmas, one of the more unique holiday events to be sure to check out is the annual Sand Santa! Between November 26, 2022, and December 31, 2022, visitors and locals can make their way to the corner of Oakes and Alister to admire a Santa sand sculpture that promises to be impressive and inspiring alike. It is one of the most photographed holiday experiences in Port Aransas with good reason and it is a sight that is sure to please everyone in your traveling crew. Grab your camera and give your holiday fun a sandy twist this year. The Sand Santa event is presented by the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce annually.

Drive Through the Enchanted Holiday Forest

Another exciting event that is typically hosted in Port Aransas is the Enchanted Holiday Forest. Available to enjoy from mid-December through early January, this drive-thru event is a great option for pairing a comfortable drive with spectacular holiday light displays. The Enchanted Holiday Forest is set up at Chili Field at Roberts Point Park which is located at 301 JC Barr Boulevard. Visitors can drive through and make the most of captivating displays and themed exhibits, twinkling through the night. It is a setup that is sure to inspire kids and adults alike.

Book Your Holiday Stay Today

When you are ready to make the most of a holiday adventure in Port Aransas, having amazing accommodations in place can elevate the festive experience even further. That is where Sandcastle Resort Condominiums comes in! Reach out today to learn more about our inviting and luxurious holiday rental options in Port Aransas when you are excited to make style, luxury, and comfort a part of your Christmas getaway too. We look forward to seeing you in Port Aransas soon!