Port Isabel Set to Celebrate the Holidays!

20121203_lighthouse-118Port Isabel knows how to celebrate the holidays coastal-style! The season kicks off with the 6th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues right through the New Year with the 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. See full story here.

Join the City of Port Isabel, Mayor Joe E. Vega and staff for the 6th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 5th, at 6 p.m., in Beulah Lee Park. The event is free to the public. Mr. & Mrs. Claus and their Elves will wrap up the night’s activities with goodie bags for all the children in attendance. Community and school groups will entertain with a variety of holiday themed performances. Vendors setting up all around the park will offer food and treats. See details here: http://portisabel-texas.com/cityhall/2013/10/6th-annual-community-christmas-tree-lighting-ceremony-125-6p/. Call the City of Port Isabel for more information at 956/943-2682. See last year’s event photos here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151270417354752.484886.294089009751&type=3

20121201_boat-parade-264On Saturday, December 7th, 6 p.m., the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosts the 27th Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade. Decorated vessels of all sizes take to the waters of the Laguna Madre in this coastal tradition. Viewing areas can be found in several waterfront restaurants and piers and Pompano City Docks. The parade route begins in Port Isabel and ends at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island. See details here:  http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/27th-annual-boat-parade-127-6p/ For more information call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at956/943-2262. See last year’s event photos here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151273236454752.485336.294089009751&type=3

2012-logoDecember 14th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel hosts their Annual Open House. Both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will offer discounts in their gift shops from 10 – 50%, free admission and refreshments. The Museum will also offer kid friendly activities during November and December. See schedule below. For more information call the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/

The Port Isabel Public Library continues their fall and winter events with movies and crafts and more. All events are free and open to the public. See schedule below. For more information call the Port Isabel Public Library at 956/943-0778.  https://www.facebook.com/portisabelpubliclibrary

The Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market’s fall and winter schedule starts in November with the first and third Sundays of each month and runs through February. March through October, the Market reverts to a first Sunday of the month schedule. It is held on the grounds of the Buelah Lee Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Market is a favorite of both locals and Winter Texans. For more information call 956/455-6798.

The Santa Mobile rolls again! December 18 and 19th, the Santa Mobile will makes it way through all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel with Santa on board! Thousands of goodie bags will be distributed to the children of Port Isabel. For more information call the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. See last year’s photos on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151302346884752.489235.294089009751&type=3https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151304205719752.489472.294089009751&type=3

Throughout the season, the City of Port Isabel Public Works decorates the Lighthouse and the median with hundreds of thousands of lights and in-house custom made Christmas and holiday props.

run-logo(250)With the approach of 2014, comes the 30th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, the race starts at the Port Isabel Community Center, follows a route over the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge and makes its way to Louie’s Backyard and the finish line. The 10k route offers something for both walkers and runners with the option to start at the base of the bridge in Port Isabel and ending on the South Padre Island where participants can catch a shuttle back to Port Isabel. For more information click here:  http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/30th-annual-longest-causeway-run-fitness-walk-11114/. Or call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-7602.

Follow our events on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/events

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