Holiday Sandcastle Village & Light Show
South Padre Island
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Tinsel and icicles aren’t the South Padre way of proclaiming the holidays; there, it’s all about sand. This six-week celebration starts the Friday after Thanksgiving with the creation of festive sculptures (Sand Snowmen, Sand-ta, et al) built by sand artists from all over the world. Some sculptures are permanent, maintained by local nonprofit Sandcastle Island, Inc., which was founded by master sand sculptor Lucinda Wierenga. Every evening caps off with a light show that rivals the real-life hues of the Gulf sunset.