Christmas Boat Parade

Port Isabel Welcomes December! Tree Lighting & Boat Parade & More…

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PORT ISABEL invites you to SHOP SMALL all through the season!

Port Isabel’s downtown is uniquely located on the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay and has a historic lighthouse in the center of it! There are dozens of specialty shops, an art gallery, food and drink, museums, a fishing pier, a pirate ship, fishing charters, dolphin watches, fish markets, and, yes, you can stroll to the top of the Lighthouse! Park & Play All Day!

Shop keepers and restaurateurs are friendly and take great pride in creating a memorable experience for you! From great service to an unimaginable variety of collectibles, souvenirs and gifts! See our video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1llBcBo

Shop Small EVERYDAY and all through the season in downtown Port Isabel!

We’re gearing up for an exciting fall & winter in Port Isabel!  December brings some great traditions! The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Market by the Bay! And January! Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk and The Taste & Art Show! Time to mark your calendars! See more info below…

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 8th Annual Community Tree Lighting Thursday, DECEMBER 3 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! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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Celebrate Christmas coastal style with our 28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! Hosted by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored in part by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce • Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade • Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Thanks to: Awards Ceremony (LOUIES BACKYARD) & Judging Venue (SOUTHPOINT MARINA) Towing courtesy of: TowBoat U.S.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/Events/ChristmasLightedBoatParade.aspx

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketSunday, December 6, 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.

20151212fb-bannerDecember 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel hosts their Annual Open House. 305 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel. 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.
fb-event_marketbythebayMARKET by the BAY. Arts, Crafts, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. THREE dates: December 16 – 17, January 13 – 14 & February 17 – 18. A Gloria Bates Production. Call 956/455-6798 for vendor information.

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FOLKLORICO PERFORMANCES

December 19: TWO SHOWS! 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets online (ballet-folklorico.eventbrite.com) or at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce & Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.

Folklorico Performance by Ballet Folklorico South Texas College y Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores presentan Unidad, Sones Y Tarimas: Dos Elencos, Un Escenario. Cast of nearly 4 dozen dancers from Veracuz Mexico!

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerLONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway 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.

For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE! http://bit.ly/1kiZMml

eventbrite_coverTHE TASTE & ART SHOW. Wine Tasting & Art Show to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21, 2016. Hundreds of bottles of wine and unlimited tasting will ensure you get to try the wine you want! For more information call 956/433-9675. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

Happy Thanksgiving! Upcoming December Events~

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PORT ISABEL wishes you and your family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Port Isabel City Hall will be closed Nov. 26 – 27. The Port Isabel Visitor Center, Lighthouse and Museums will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 27th. The Lighthouse hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). Museums are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We’re gearing up for an exciting fall & winter in Port Isabel!  December brings some great traditions! The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Market by the Bay! And January! Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk and The Taste & Art Show! Time to mark your calendars! See more info below…

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

COMING IN DECEMBER…

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 8th Annual Community Tree Lighting Thursday, DECEMBER 3 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! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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Celebrate Christmas coastal style with our 28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! Hosted by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored in part by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce • Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade • Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation

Thanks to: Awards Ceremony (LOUIES BACKYARD) & Judging Venue (SOUTHPOINT MARINA) Towing courtesy of: TowBoat U.S.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262
http://portisabelchamber.com/Events/ChristmasLightedBoatParade.aspx

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketSunday, December 6, 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.

fb-event_marketbythebayArts, Crafts, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. THREE dates: December 16 – 17, January 13 – 14 & February 17 – 18. A Gloria Bates Production. Call 956/455-6798 for vendor information.

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerRun or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway 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.

For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE! http://bit.ly/1kiZMml

eventbrite_coverWine Tasting & Art Show to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21, 2016. Hundreds of bottles of wine and unlimited tasting will ensure you get to try the wine you want! For more information call 956/433-9675. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

27th Annual Boat Parade! CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

JOIN Event on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/548505041911160/

See last year’s facebook album! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151273236454752.485336.294089009751&type=3

For more information call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce
956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org

Sponsored by: The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce,
Port Isabel 
Economic Development Corporation. 
Venues provided by: White Sands & Louie’s Backyard.

The Santa Mobile Is Coming To Your Neighborhood!

On Wednesday, December 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the City of Port Isabel will be sending a group of judges in a decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile throughout Port Isabel looking for the best ten lighted and decorated properties (commercial or residential). Property owners with the best lights and decorations will be given a winning ticket which they can redeem for their prize package at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 317 E. Railroad Ave. beginning on Tuesday, December 22. Look for the decorated, caroling Santa-Mobile in your neighborhood after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15th!

If you have a property you would like to nominate, please contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682 by December 14th, 5:00 p.m.

Lighted Christmas Boat Parade Winners!

Great December weather and beautiful lighted boats brought the crowds out last night all along the Laguna Madre in Port Isabel and on South Padre Island! From the judging stands at White Sands to the Pirates Landing Fishing Pier and across the bay to the entertainment district, calm waters and star lit skies was a great back drop for the following winning entries:

Commercial: 1st- Xcape; 2nd- Getaway; 3rd- Double Sunshine
Power Boats 30′ & Over: 1st- Poco Mas; 2nd- Abby; 3rd- US Coast Guard
Power Boats 19-29′: 1st- Panga; 2nd- Sea Nile; Hard Luck- Tom Toy
Power 18′ & Under: 1st- Missy Kay II; 2nd- Golden Boy
Best Overall: Xcape
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Sponsors: Port Isabel Economic Development Council, Port Isabel-South Padre Press, White Sands Motel, Marina & Restaurant, Louie’s Backyard.
Donors: Ramada Limited, White Sands Motor Lodge, Marina & Restaurant, Super 8 Motel, Southwind Inn, Willie Jackson Rentals, Travel Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn, Casa Rosa, Comfort Suites, Palm Street Pier, Mickey’s Chocolate Treats & More, Pirate’s Landing, Manuel’s, Ted’s Restaurant, Louie’s Backyard, Dairy Queen, Cap’n Roy’s, Uchi, PadreRitaville, Marcello’s, Dirty Al’s, Wild Fork, Doubleday’s, La Jaiba, Parrot Eyes, Lavina’s Natural Nail Care, Airtech, Inc., Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance, White Lumber & Supply, Unum Day Spa, Designer Consigner, Purple Parrot, Quik Stop, Black Dragon Cruises, H.E.B., ArtSea, Ben’s Liquors, Alex Avalos Printing, Radio Shack, Bridgeview Flowers, Island Cinema, Consigning Women, Massage & Healing Arts Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Dental Associates, Silver Breeze, Glazer’s.

For more information, call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262.

Happy Holidays in Port Isabel!

Port Isabel has slated a full schedule of Fun for the Holiday Season! Kicking the season off will the the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and to follow, a variety of holiday activities from decorating contests to lighted boat parades! ALL events are open to the public! holiday-season-schedule

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from PORT ISABEL, TEXAS!