Tukasa To-Dos in Corpus Christi: Dec. 11-13

by Sam Ferris
Christmas tree forest at the Art Museum of South Texas
Photo courtesy of the Art Museum of South Texas.
?Visit the Art Museum of South Texas' Christmas Tree Forest on Free Family Day or get a head start on burning holiday calories at the Jingle Bell 5k.?
Art Museum of South Texas Holiday Free Family Day
The Art Museum of South Texas teams up with H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi for a day of holiday-themed adventures. Families will tour the museum?s annual Christmas Tree Forest, receive H-EBuddy googie bags, enjoy holiday music and take pictures with Santa. Best of all, admission is free to the public. Saturday, 10 a.m., 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., 825-3500, artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.?
Home for the Holidays
Tune in to this Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra holiday classic at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi?s Performing Arts Center. Directed by guest conductor Andres Franco, the Orchestra will perform renditions of popular and traditional holiday songs with vocals by the ?Corpus Christi Chorale and Del Mar Master Chorus. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 6300 Ocean Dr., 882-2717, pac.tamucc.edu.?
The Nutcracker
Sugar plums, lolly pops and candy canes, oh my. We?re not sure what Christmas would be like without this holiday masterpiece, but it?s a scenario we don?t want to imagine. Don?t miss the imaginative scenery, dazzling costumes and timeless music frames in Tchaikovsky?s classic two-act ballet. Musical accompaniment by the Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra. $17 Orchestra seats, $12 Grand Tier seats, $7 Balcony. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.?
Jingle Bell 5K
Start burning those holiday calories early this year. The one-horse open sleigh is all you in this 5K run-walk hosted by The Rock?s Discount Vitamins-N-More and benefiting Bikes for Kids, an organization that provides bicycles to children in need. The race will kick off at the House of Rock. Keep an eye out for something special at the finish line. Head back to the House of Rock for the Post-Party with free food, live music and more. Saturday, 8:30 a.m., 511 Starr St., jinglebellcorpus.com.?
IceRays vs. Amarillo Bulls
Cheer on the IceRays in the first of a two-game homestand against South Division rival Amarillo Bulls. The IceRays look to build on a two-game win streak and earn their ninth victory of the season. Friday, 7:05 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.?