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Port Isabel’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 12/1 6-8p


City of Port Isabel Announces Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and “Hometown Christmas” Holiday Parade

The City of Port Isabel will kick off the 2018 holiday season with their 11th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. On Saturday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m., Beulah Lee Park will once again be the site for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will feature live performances by school groups from Garriga and Derry Elementary Schools and the Port Isabel High School. Vendors will be selling festive foods and drinks. Vendors will be open at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to come together with the community for this holiday tradition.

Also on December 1, for the second year is a Holiday Parade. The theme for the parade is “Hometown Christmas”. Staging for the parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. in front of The Laguna Madre Youth Center on Port Road. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. The parade route will head east on Queen Isabella Blvd. (Hwy 100) and end at the Port Isabel Events & Cultural Center.

Parade applications must be in by Friday, November 23, 2018. Any application received after Friday, November 23, will be inserted at the end of the parade line-up in the order it is received. A $25.00 Entry Fee is required for all Political and Commercial Floats. No application fee is required for Non-profits and Schools.

Parade line up begins at 4:30 p.m., and the parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall. Winners are announced later that evening at the Annual Community Tree Lighting in Beulah Lee Park. Winners not attending can pick up their prizes at the Port Isabel City Hall the following day.

Applications can be mailed to 305 E. Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX 78578, emailed to salcocer@copitx.com or faxed to (956)943-2029. Applications can also be dropped off at the Port Isabel City Hall (305 E. Maxan Street). For more information call (956)943-2682 or email citysecretary@copitx.com.

VENDOR: Vendor Registration & Information

PARADE ROUTE: (Parade Rules & Waiver)

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.

Port Isabel Christmas Decorating Contest l Winners & Photos!

December 18, 2009–
As the fog was rolling across the bay, the Santa Mobile was rolling through the streets of Port Isabel looking for the most decorated houses and businesses. On board were City Manager, Edward Meza; Library Director and Interim Economic Development Corporation Administrator, Carolyn Bogardus; Commissioner M J Garza; Commissioner Memo Torres and Hanna Torres. Goodie bags were given to ten decorated houses and businesses and candy given to neighborhood children. (more photos here: http://portisabel-texas.com/20091218_cmasdecorating/)

Winners:\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-2\” width=\”400\” height=\”159\” />Ms. Rosa Montes and Family (110 E. Railroad Ave.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-3\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Mr. & Mrs. Traya (101 Hickman St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-6\” width=\”400\” height=\”192\” />Calvin & Sandra Byrd (Adams St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-7\” width=\”400\” height=\”179\” />Manuel & Maria Hinojosa (110 Adams St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-8\” width=\”400\” height=\”161\” />Terry & Mimi Coen (121 Madison St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-9\” width=\”400\” height=\”134\” />Grambaile Bar (205 South Shore Drive)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-10\” width=\”400\” height=\”254\” />Omar Perea (1706 North Shore Drive)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-11\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Doubleday Sports Bar (Highway 100)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-12\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />Port Isabel Police Station (Hickman St.)

\” alt=\”20091218_cmasdecorating-13\” width=\”400\” height=\”266\” />For more information, contact City Hall at 956/943-2682.