Christmas

Getting Ready for the Holidays in Port Isabel!

20141211_merry-christmas-fbPORT ISABEL is decorated for the HOLIDAYS! IMG_3233Travel through the heart of Port Isabel and see the beautifully decorated medians along Highway 100! Thousands of strands of lights illuminate the landscaping, courtesy of the City of Port Isabel and installed and maintained by the Port Isabel Public Works Department. See video on Facebook here:  http://bitly.com/1rE7sMK

SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://bit.ly/1wIRCYJ

Port Isabel…fish, dine, shop, visit a museum or two, take a dolphin watch tour, walk the pier, walk the square, make memories and then post them to our Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/portisabeltx.

 

Coming Next Week…

Get ready for the SantaMobile & Decorating Contest! The City of Port Isabel is proud to present its annual display of holiday lights to welcome the season to the Laguna Madre area. Throughout the years, the City of Port Isabel with help from the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the City’s Beautification Committee and the Public Works Department has increased the number of lights and displays in the City. In order to make a bigger impact, we strongly encourage all residents and businesses around the city to participate in decorating their homes and store fronts. On Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 and 18, our SantaMobile will be driving around Port Isabel with Santa, treats and holiday music. It takes two evenings, from 6 – 9 p.m., to reach all of the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. During this event, judges choose and award the most decorated residential and commercial buildings. Let us “light up“ Port Isabel this year and come together as a community and celebrate the season with lights! For more information call Edward Meza, City Manager at (956) 943-2682.

On Saturday…

2014-12-01_1329December 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel Open House. Come share our history and our hospitality! Refreshments & treats. Gift Shop sales from 10 to 50% off! Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492663837688866/

Coming Next Week…

santamobile_fb-eventSantaMobile & Santa Claus is coming to your neighborhood! December 17 & 18, Santa is partnering with the City of Port Isabel to visit all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. Keep an eye out for the SantaMobile! Santa will have goody bags for all the children and he will be keeping an eye out for the best decorated homes and businesses! For more information call the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/608915369220495/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1580212975547188/.

2014-12-08_1119Holiday Wine Tasting on Lighthouse Square! Friday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A special holiday shopping and complimentary wine tasting event brought to you by the Lighthouse Square merchants. Look for the balloons and stop by participating merchants for special offers & refreshments. Join our Facebook event:   http://on.fb.me/1DnHkQO

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 21st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/573125949455382/

Coming in January!

JANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503237199954598/) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

JANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/730062403732826/. Register online:  http://www.active.com/port-isabel-tx/running/races/port-isabel-longest-causeway-10-k-run-and-fitness-walk-2015?int

JANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882.

Port Isabel Community Health Fair & Museum Open House!

DSC_2146PORT ISABEL is decorated for the HOLIDAYS! Travel through the heart of Port Isabel and see the beautifully decorated medians along Highway 100! Thousands of strands of lights illuminate the landscaping, courtesy of the City of Port Isabel and installed and maintained by the Port Isabel Public Works Department.

SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections!
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Port Isabel…fish, dine, shop, visit a museum or two, take a dolphin watch tour, walk the pier, walk the square, make memories and then post them to our Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/portisabeltx.

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December 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Health Fair at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave. Sponsored by Angelito’s Primary Home Health Care & City of Port Isabel. Health Screenings ~ Nutrition ~ Door Prizes! Services & Screenings provided by: Los Fresnos Medicine, SPI Clinic – Dr. Guevara, Los Fresnos Dental – Dr. Lalonde, Port Isabel Dental Associates, Port Isabel Animal Shelter. Public is welcome! For more info, contact Sally Ochoa at 956/943-3000. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1505176163078315/

2014-12-01_1329December 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel Open House. Come share our history and our hospitality! Refreshments & treats. Gift Shop sales from 10 to 50% off! Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492663837688866/

santamobile_fb-eventSantaMobile & Santa Claus is coming to your neighborhood! December 17 & 18, Santa is partnering with the City of Port Isabel to visit all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. Keep an eye out for the SantaMobile! Santa will have goody bags for all the children and he will be keeping an eye out for the best decorated homes and businesses! For more information call the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/608915369220495/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1580212975547188/.

2014-12-08_1119Holiday Wine Tasting on Lighthouse Square! Friday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A special holiday shopping and complimentary wine tasting event brought to you by the Lighthouse Square merchants. Look for the balloons and stop by participating merchants for special offers & refreshments. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/271429586359303/

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 21st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/573125949455382/

Coming in January!

JANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503237199954598/) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

JANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/730062403732826/. Register online:  http://www.active.com/port-isabel-tx/running/races/port-isabel-longest-causeway-10-k-run-and-fitness-walk-2015?int

JANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882.

Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! 12/4 6p

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 7th Annual Community Tree Lighting on Thursday, DECEMBER 4 at 6 p.m., Beulah Lee Park. Public is invited! 213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library.

Special appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, Music Performances, Crafts for Children, Christmas Caroling, Food Booths and Goody Bags! DJ Aaron Olvera! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682.

Performances scheduled: Pee Wee Tarpon Cheerleaders, Garriga/Derry Choir, Silver Stars – Jr. High Drill Team, High Cheerleaders, Silver Belles – High School Drill Team, PI High School Cheerleaders, PI High School Band and DJ Lapita Gonzalez.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

See our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/775484532528256/

6:00pm Welcome ~ Mayor Joe E. Vega
6:05pm Prayer ~ Commissioner Maria de Jesus “MJ” Garza
6:10pm Pledge of Allegiance ~ City Commission
6:15pm Marlisa Martinez ~ Star Spangled Banner
6:20pm Christmas Tree Lighting ~ City Commission
6:25pm Garriga/Derry Elementary Choir
6:30pm Garriga Elementary Sparkling Sapphires
6:35pm Garriga Elementary Folklorico
6:40pm Pee Wee Tarpon Cheerleaders
6:45pm Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Madre
6:50pm Port Isabel Junior High Silver Stars
6:55pm Port Isabel Junior High Cheerleaders
7:00pm Port Isabel Junior High Silver Spirit Squad
7:05pm Port Isabel High School Saxophone Quartet
7:10pm Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata
7:15pm Port Isabel High School Cheerleaders
7:20pm Port Isabel High School Silver Belles
7:25pm Mayor Joe E. Vega & Commissioners welcome Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus & Elves who will be giving Candy to all children!

Santa to Visit Port Isabel Neighborhoods! December 18 & 19~

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The City of Port Isabel is partnering with Santa Claus and will be visiting all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel on December 18 and 19! Santa will be handing out goodie bags to all the children and keeing an eye out for the best decorated houses and businesses! For more information contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. See our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437137516514287/

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 (see event photos on facebook https://www.facebook.com/
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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 2012’s event photos here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151270417354752.484886.294089009751&type=3

20121201_boat-parade-264CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER (see full story below) . On 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 at 956/943-2262. See 2012’s event photos here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151273236454752.485336.294089009751&type=3

Christmas Boat Parade Cancelled

Due to the arrival of a predicted artic cold front this weekend, the Board of Directors of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce has reluctantly cancelled their Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade.

“It is with sincere regret that the Board made this decision,” said Board Chairperson Cecelia Bliss, “but the weather forecast presented safety concerns for the boats participating. We discussed trying to reschedule the event, but the holiday season and conflicting activities made that impossible.”

The parade is a popular event with area residents, visitors and Winter Texans and thousands historically turn out to view the decorated vessels from the shores facing the Laguna Madre Bay. Instead, the Chamber says it hopes to plan a six week Winter Texan promotion with details to be announced.

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 956/943-7602.  http://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.

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

6th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 12/5 6p

Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission Invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 6th Annual Community Tree Lighting on Thursday, DECEMBER 5 at 6 p.m. at Beulah Lee Park! The public is invited! 213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library. See our event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/226548940843918/ See 2013 event photos on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152055811764752.1073741832.294089009751&type=1

Special appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, Music Performances, Crafts for Children, Christmas Caroling, Food Booths and Goody Bags!

Performances~

  • Garriga Sparkling Sapphires
  • Garriga Choir
  • Derry Choir
  • Derry Folklorico
  • Derry Blue Diamonds Cheer Squad
  • Jr. High Silver Stars
  • Jr. High Cheerleaders
  • Jr. High Band
  • High School Silver Belles
  • High School Cheerleaders
  • High School Band
  • Boys & Girls Club Folklorico & Zumba Jingle Bells
  • Pee Wee Tarpon Cheerleaders

For more information, please call (956) 943-2682. For vendor information, contact Museum Director Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and is sponsored by the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Public Library, the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation!

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