by Sam Ferris
Admire dozens of houses clad in Christmas lights on Candy Cane Lane during its neighborhood block party or watch Santa Claus go scuba diving at the Texas State Aquarium.
A La Mano! Food Truck Friday
In case you didn’t know, Corpus Christi’s food truck scene is booming. The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is celebrating accordingly by organizing Food Truck Friday every last Friday of the month (moved to the third Friday for Christmas). See what all the hype is about at North Bayfront Park during your lunch break. Try cuisine from several local food trucks and enjoy live music and lawn games. Friday, 11 a.m., 1590 N. Shoreline Blvd., 561-2000.
Texas State Aquarium Presents Scuba Santa
It turns out Santa knows a thing or two about scuba diving, too. The Texas State Aquarium puts a holiday twist on its Dive Show as Santa dons diving gear and feeds the animals at the Flower Gardens Exhibit. Children earn free admission with a paying adult. Friday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd., 881-1200, texasstateaquarium.org.
Todd Larson at Chuckles Comedy Club
A self-described “comedian, actor and drinking buddy,” Todd Larson won The Funniest in South Texas competition in 2013 and made it to the wild card finals in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. He takes his acerbic standup act to Chuckles Comedy Club this weekend for four showings over a two-night span. Just hire a sitter – this one isn’t for kids. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., 615 Mesquite St., 434-4290, chucklescorpuschristi.com.
River Hills Baptist 4th Annual Live Nativity
This walk-through live nativity celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and features live animals, hot chocolate, and Christmas carolers. The River Hills Baptist Student Ministry will also collect winter items, including blankets, tube socks, winter hats, and jackets, to donate to Corpus Christi’s homeless population. Friday, 6 p.m., 14521 Northwest Blvd., 387-7584, rhbc.cc.
Candy Cane Lane Neighborhood Party
Candy Cane Lane is a must-see during your Christmas lights tour. Dotted with candy canes and spanning several blocks, this neighborhood party offers a myriad of holiday light displays, Christmas treats, and refreshments. Word has it that Santa and his elves will be there, along with Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, and the Gingerbread Man. Don’t forget to pack your camera. Saturday, 6 p.m., 6026 Mc Alpin, 225-4600.