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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

A Coastal Christmas & More! Port Isabel has it going on…

The community of PORT ISABEL offers up lots of activities over the holiday season that include shopping, dining, activities, attractions and events! Kick off the festivities by SHOPPING LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or even just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/

20141128_winetasting-fbNovember 28, 1 to 6 p.m., Holiday Wine Tasting! A special holiday shopping event & complimentary wine tasting at Lighthouse Square! Look for the balloons at participating businesses offering special sales and refreshments! Participating businesses: Ely’s, Laguna Madre Art Gallery, Tesori, Will & Jack’s Burger Shack, African Authentic, Jojoba Platanillo, Alchemaille Exploratorium, Delmar Gift Shop, Art Sea, Welcome Aboard, Pirate’s Landing Restaurant, Causeway Cafe, A Little Bit of Everything, Virginia’s Salon & Spa, Deja Vu Consignment Apparel, Rusty Pelican & Marcello’s Restaurant. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/365255193643216/ Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zwHleOvLxpuA.kJ1fHdCo2oi0

64277_10152881843529752_3536454697843115647_nDecember 4th at 6 p.m., the City of Port Isabel invites the public to join the community at the 7th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! Beulah Lee Park, on Highway 100. Performances, vendors, free family fun! Call 956/943-2682 for more information. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/775484532528256/

fb-event_boat-paradeDecember 6th at 6 p.m., celebrate Christmas coastal style with the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! For more information contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/events/christmaslightedboatparade.aspx. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/857456960965962/

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 7th 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/

20141211_healthfairDecember 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/

20141213fb-bannerDecember 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/.

25th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade 12/3

20091205_boatparade-45The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will present its 25th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 3rd.

The event will be held rain or shine and will begin at 6 pm at the City docks in Port Isabel. Participants will follow the designated route and the route ends at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island (see map below). Prizes and trophies will be awarded in six divisions for first, second and third place winners. Designated viewing locations throughout the route will offer ample opportunity for the public to appreciate the sights.

For more information on the Boat Parade, contact the Chamber office at 943-2262. 2011 Application: application. Boat Decorating. Tips: http://portisabel.org/chamber/?page_id=159. Boat Parade Flyer: boat-parade-flyer-fc.

For more information: call 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org. Watercraft of all sizes are invited to participate, from kayaks to yachts! We have a category for everyone! Join the fun as a boat owner or as a spectator as this coastal tradition celebrates their 25th Anniversary!

See 2010 Parade Wrap-Up here: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/2010/12/05/lighted-christmas-boat-parade-winners/.
Decorated boats make their way across the Laguna Madre Bay to South Padre Island.
parade-route500 For more information, call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Port Isabel Decorates for the Holidays!

Port Isabel, come celebrate Christmas at the Coast!

See full Holiday Schedule here: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/?p=70. 2008 Holiday photos: http://www.portisabel-texas.com/200812_pichristmas/

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 30, 2009 through January 4, 2010.

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.

On Wednesday, 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.

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 Champions 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.

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.

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/.