When the chaos of the holidays begin to get you down, it is time to start looking for new ways to celebrate, especially at Christmas. The way, we see it, you can either spend this fun and festive season cleaning, cooking, and dealing with cranky relatives as you lose the magic the holiday is supposed to bring or, you can spread your wings and fly south for an unforgettable Christmas in Port Aransas, TX relaxing and celebrating in our Dunes holiday hideaways. This guide to the top reasons you should consider spending Christmas 2023 at the beach will make you believe in the magic all over again.

Sunrises and Sunsets

Sunrises and sunsets are Mother Nature’s way of showing us she is the better artist and although the ones in your hometown are stunning, a beach sunrise and sunset will take your breath away and make you believe in all that’s good and beautiful in the world. Wake up early on Christmas Day, leave the packages waiting to be unwrapped in their spots under the tree, on the table, or wherever you choose to place them and greet the holiday with a walk along sandy shores. You can always go back to bed after, sleeping a few more hours until the house comes awake, or you can spend the quiet moments creating a Christmas breakfast in our fully equipped kitchens. At sunset, maybe you will choose to enjoy your evening meal on your balcony overlooking the sea, marveling at the fire in the sky as you celebrate with your family gathered close.

Lighted Boat Parade, December 9, Port Aransas Fishermen’s Wharf

We all love a parade and our lighted boat parade, held just a couple of weeks before Christmas, is one you will wish never had to end. Watch from the pavilion as boats owned by locals drift across the water, dressed in their finest “holiday attire.” Viewing Christmas lights can be difficult when visiting a place you have never been before, but this beautiful parade, brings the show to you. And if you still feel the need to view more lights, this parade starts at 6 and ends at 8, leaving you plenty of time to drive through neighborhoods or to head over to Roberts Point Park which will be lit up for the holiday as well.

When Life Is Wonderful

It’s a holiday tradition in our house to spend Christmas Eve watching the classic Christmas movies we have loved our whole lives, but for a new spin on an old tradition, why not check out the live-action version of It’s a Wonderful Life, performed by the Narada Radio Company at the Port Aransas Community Theater? Tickets are only $10 and performances are held December 14 through December 22 on select nights. And because our Dunes holiday havens provide state-of-the-art televisions, you can compare the new with the old on Christmas Eve, watching George Bailey learn the most important lesson of his life, as you are surrounded by the most important people in your own life!

Last Minute Gifts for Christmas in Port Aransas, TX?

It can be difficult to lug all your presents across the country, and even though wrapped gifts are permitted on airplanes, if security finds your gifts suspicious, they may need to unwrap them, spoiling all your hard work. Fortunately, the shops of Port Aransas will be open and filled with treasures that you won’t want to wait to give to your family. Find gifts they will be thankful for at Gratitude (316 N Station Street), fly high with a visit to our favorite kite shop, Fly It Port A (405 W Avenue G), and make their holiday shine with a gift from Port Aransas Art Center (104 N Allister), especially if you choose to make it yourself. The classes offered here will ensure that the gifts you give will be one-of-a-kind ones, destined to be the favorite of those who receive them.

At Ho-Ho-Home with The Dunes

We can already see that your Christmas in the great state of Texas is destined to be one you will obsess over for years to come and there is so much more to discover, starting, and ending, with our Dunes Christmas havens. Offering all the comforts of home, our beautiful escapes will be where Hallmark Christmas movies are watched, multiple cups of hot cocoa are imbibed, and dreams filled with gifts that are shiny and new will run on a loop through your night.

Offering a beautiful blend of creature comforts and modern conveniences, your Christmas in Port Aransas, TX will indeed be merry and bright, even without a blanket of snow covering the landscape. Reserve your favorite hideaway today and find your joy in a beach Christmas vacation that will shine brighter than any other! Check out our reduced weekday rates and special discounts!