South Padre Island Winter Celebrations and Events

South Padre Island Winter Celebrations and Events

Escape the cold and head to South Padre Island this winter season. Situated right in the southern tip of Texas, SPI is known for its subtropical weather, gorgeous beaches, outdoor adventures, fresh seafood and seasonal celebrations. 

Travelers of all ages will find plenty of exciting things to do and see right here on the Gulf of Mexico. From the Lighted Boat Parade to the SPI Kitefest to the SPICE Chili Cook-Off, winter holiday celebrations on South Padre Island provide plenty of fun. 

With better access to attractions and activities in the off-season, Winter Texas, or snowbirds, will find it easy to make memories with family and friends. No matter if your ideal winter getaway involves lots of sunbathing, watching native wildlife or staying active by biking and golfing, an unforgettable vacation destination is waiting to be discovered.

Soak up the Sun While Enjoying Waterfront Views 

When you decide to head to South Padre Island for some fun in the sun, you will feel confident that you have come to the right place. While staying at a hotel on the beach is a popular option for many snowbirds, there are many different accommodations available that will let you get up close and personal with the great outdoors. 

One of the best ways to experience waterfront views is by staying at South Padre Island KOA Holiday®. No matter what kind of outdoor getaway you are envisioning, you will be able to make it happen here. There are accommodations available for every kind of camper, making it easy for you and your loved ones to come together and make memories at a Tent Site or at a Pull-Thru RV Site with KOA Patio®.

Prefer something a little more luxurious? We recommend choosing our Deluxe Cabins or Vacation Rentals for your winter getaway that will let you take in the salt air and views in comfort and style. 

Explore South Padre Island Winter Holiday Events 

Staying at South Padre Island KOA Holiday® puts you in the perfect spot for enjoying all kinds of winter holiday celebrations. With all of the fun and festive events and activities, Winter Texans are guaranteed to have a holiday experience unlike any other. 

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For a Christmas light show with an SPI twist, be sure to check out the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Hosted at the Laguna Madre Bay, the SPI boat parade features boats of all sizes that have been decked out in festive Christmas lights. Seeing these lights sparkling beautifully on the water will be a memorable experience for your whole family.

Start a new tradition by taking a dip in the Gulf of Mexico! The Annual South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip lets travelers of all ages take part in a memorable — and chilly — way of welcoming in the New Year.

Looking for a unique shopping experience in January and February? SPI Market Days brings together vendors from all over the world. Browse home decor, arts and crafts, and rare collectibles. You will also find plenty of clothing and shoes, cosmetics, fragrances, and handcrafted jewelry. With live music and gourmet treats, this is an event you won't want to miss out on.

For more things to see, hear and do, save the date for the 2023 SPI Winter Fest and Expo which is open for to all snowbirds in February. Join 2700 people for a 2-day event of music, food, and vendors honoring the Vietnam era.

Come See Why KOA Is the Best Choice for Your Next Holiday Trip 

When you stay at South Padre Island KOA Holiday®, you can unwind and thoroughly enjoy your time spent in this beautiful island location. You will be minutes from the beach, tourist attractions and all kinds of local restaurants filled with fresh seafood. 

Spend a day adventuring by taking a charter fishing excursion, skydiving or horseback riding on the beach. You can also check out marine life at the Sea Turtle, Inc., Osprey Cruises or Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center.

Even if you do not leave the campground, you will have plenty of ways to relax and take part in on-site activities.

Book Your Winter Stay at South Padre Island KOA Holiday®  

Ready to experience family-friendly lodging and festive winter holiday activities on South Padre Island? Find the perfect accommodations for you, your family or your friend group and stay as long as you would like. Book your visit today!

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