Christmas in South Padre Island

Celebrating Christmas is always special but traveling and vacationing in a different city for Christmas is wonderful experience that adds a little something extra. If you are seeking a change of scenery this holiday season, consider celebrating Christmas in South Padre Island. The following are some fun and exciting activities to put on your itinerary for your South Padre Island Christmas vacation.


The Annual South Padre Christmas Parade


Come experience the Annual Christmas Parade held at the South Padre Island City Hall. The parade is preceded by the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. From there, you’ll get to see a number of beautiful floats decorated for the holidays. The parade begins in the evening around 6 p.m. Make sure to get to City Hall early so that you’ll have a prime spot to view both the Christmas tree lighting as well as the parade.


Holiday Sandcastle Village


In South Padre Island, sand is snow. Instead of making snowmen, people celebrate the holiday season by building holiday-themed sandcastles. Held at the South Padre Island Convention Centre, The Holiday Sandcastle Village is a showcase of amazing sandcastle art created by incredibly talented artists. Come see the Sand Snowman and Sand-ta while enjoying an accompanying lighted musical performance. This is a South Padre Island Christmas event that everyone is sure to enjoy.


Schlitterbahn Christmas Buffet


If you are seeking a South Padre Christmas vacation and don’t feel like cooking, the popular Schlitterbahn Waterpark has you covered. Each year they offer their Christmas buffet that includes everything from traditional Christmas food such as turkey and ham and all the sides and fixings to crab soup, salads and an assortment of entrees. There are also numerous kid-friendly foods to ensure everyone can enjoy a good meal. After enjoying the buffet, you can stick around and have fun in the indoor, heated waterpark. This Christmas buffet is very popular. To ensure seating, please make your reservations well in advance.


Spending Christmas on South Padre Island with your family and friends is an experience that you will never forget. Prepare for your upcoming Christmas vacation to South Padre Island with the help of the Franke Rentals. We have a variety of lodging options to accommodate you whether you are seeking a small space just for yourself or a larger space for family and friends. Contact us today at 956-761-2607 to set up your luxurious vacation rental on South Padre Island.