Port Isabel Holiday Season Events Announced

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Come to Port Isabel and enjoy Christmas at the Coast! Events are planned for the month of December include Community Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, Exhibits at the Museums, a Lighted Boat Parade & more…

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November 30 – January 4
The Museums of Port Isabel will be hosting a variety of Christmas and Holiday events beginning with a \”Christmases of the Past\” postcard display. On loan from the Brownsville Historical Association, “Christmases of the Past” will present popular images and scenes of the holiday season through antique postcards collected from members of the Rio Grande Valley community over the years. The display will be hung along the stairwell leading to the first and second floor of the Champion Building beginning on November 30th through January 4, 2009.

November 17 – January 2
Carola Art
Local artist Carol Plumb will be exhibiting some of her newest work during the holiday season. Carol’s work will consist of slightly abstract landscape paintings of South Padre Island, Boca Chica Beach, Mesquital Mexico, and the Bahia Grande region near Brownsville. Her depictions of the scenic beauty of the Rio Grande Valley area have been shown at Galleria 409 in Brownsville, Texas, and the International Show at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts.
(http://portisabel-texas.blogspot.com/2009/11/carol-plumb-scenic-beauty-on-display-at.html)

November 30 – December 19
Take advantage of the Museums Gift Shop Holiday Sale from November 30th through December 19th. Visit gift shops at both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historic Museum to find something for that history or collectible buff.

December 1
Customer Appreciation Drawing. See participating businesses. Drawing will take place February 10, 2010 at the Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil. For more information contact the Merchants Committee. Glenda Stafford- 943-5095 or 433-9675.

December 2
The museums of Port Isabel will host an open house so all visitors and art enthusiasts will be able to meet the artist of the Carola Art exhibition, Carol Plumb. The open house will run from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. No admission.

December 4
Join the community for our Annual City of Port Isabel Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration
on Friday, December 4th at at 7:00 p.m. The City of Port Isabel will host its annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration in front of the Historic Champion Building. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Chorus will perform traditional Christmas music and members of the community are invited to participate in Christmas caroling and Christmas karaoke. Children are invited to meet with Santa Claus, and youth of all ages can create their own unique Christmas cards. Both the Port Isabel Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be decorated in holiday trimmings and open to the public for viewing. No admission.

December 4 – 19
\”Shop the Stores, Live the History\”.
Merchants are encouraged to stay open late (8:00pm) on Friday and Saturday starting December4 through December 19, 2009. For more information contact the Merchants Committee. Glenda Stafford- 956/943-5095 or 956/433-9675.

December 5
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host the 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Starting at White Sands Restaurant at 6:00 p.m., decorated boats of all types make their way across the Laguna Madre Bay to South Padre Island. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade or call the Chamber at 956/943-2262 for more information.

December 11
The Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be festively decorated for the holiday season on Friday, December 11th, for the Annual Museums of Port Isabel Christmas Open House. During normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the public is encouraged to view the Christmas displays. No admission.

For more information about the Museums of Port Isabel Holiday Season Celebration call 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. http://www.portisabelmuseums.com/.

For more information about the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade call 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org, www.portisabel.org/boat-parade.

For City Christmas Events contact the City Secretary at 956/943-2682 or email citysecretary@yahoo.com.