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17TH ANNUAL TROPICAL CHRISTMAS – Festival Ground Events, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks

December 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tropical Christmas is a free, day-long extravaganza kicking off the holiday season with fun, festivities, fireworks and more in the Rockport Cultural Arts District.

The event beings at noon on Saturday, December 4 at the Rockport Festival Grounds, adjacent to the Rockport Harbor, and offers children’s programs, live entertainment, specialty vendors, food trucks and a visit with “Tropical Santa.”  The festival winds down at 5 in preparation of the lighting of the Christmas tree and an illuminated night parade.  And, for the grand finale, a spectacular, fireworks display over the harbor.

The event is free and open to the public.   Adjacent businesses in the downtown area will   offer special promotions throughout the day.  At 4 pm, the Rockport Beach Park will begin to offer free access for the viewing of the parade and fireworks.

For additional information, call the City of Rockport’s Park and Leisure Services Department at (361) 727-2158, email parks3@cityofrockport or visit the city’s web site at




December 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm