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Port Isabel Celebrates Christmas 2018!

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 10th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. On Saturday, December 9th 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 9, and new to the schedule of events this is 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, December 1, 2017. Any application received after Friday, December 1st 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 edcadministrator@copitx.com.

A Chalupa Fundraiser will also be held on December 9th at 5:00 at the Port Isabel Community Center. Proceeds raised will be used for the Laguna Madre Youth Center. For more information about this event email mjacobs@copitx.com.


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


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.


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!