Free “Holiday by the Bay” Event at American Bank Center on December 17

Ice Skating, Letters to Santa, Meet the Grinch, and More!

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City’s Parks & Recreation Department and the American Bank Center are partnering to bring the inaugural “Holiday by the Bay” event. The American Bank Center, located at 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard, will transform into a winter wonderland on Saturday, December 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is free for everyone to enjoy.

“Holiday by the Bay” consists of an ice-skating rink inside the American Bank Center and outdoor activities for children, including writing letters to Santa Claus, arts and crafts, inflatable toys, and a meet and greet with Santa Morris and The Grinch. The outdoor activities will take place at the North Shoreline Turnaround. The event also will host six food trucks and four vendors.

“Holiday by the Bay” also will feature a free live performance by local country music artist Robert Ray from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Shoreline Street on the east side of the American Bank Center.

Free public parking will be available at Heritage Park and in Lots 5 and 10 of the American Bank Center.

For more information about this event or the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, call 361-826-PLAY or visit Connect with us on Facebook to receive updates and to share your photos with #CorpusChristi #HolidayByTheBay #RobertRay.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call 361-826-3460 at least 48 hours in advance for assistance or to request reasonable accommodation.