On View 11/18/23 – 1/3/24

Celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Forest presented by H-E-B, the Junior League of Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas!  The theme of A Reading Wonderland gives students, teachers and families in the Corpus Christi area the opportunity to foster a love of reading and to promote critical thinking and creativity through exploration of award-winning literature and illustrations.

While on view through January 3, 2024, visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree, either in person, on our social media or here on our website (see below FMI); H-E-B gift cards will be awarded to the 3 trees with the most votes.

A FREE FAMILY DAY event will be held on December 9, 10am – 3pm. Join us for H-E-B goodie bag giveaways, hands-on art activities, photos with Santa, live musical and dance performances, a food truck and more! 

The 2023 Christmas Tree Forest includes the following book themes and youth organizations. Click on each image to view it in closer detail.

Each of the 30 participating school groups selected an award-winning children’s book and were then asked to read and hand-craft decorations to reflect the book’s theme/characters. Please vote for the school group you feel met the criteria most successfully by clicking the link below. One vote per person per day, please



A Bad Case of Stripes

Galvan ES
Robotics Club

The Cat in the Hat

Moody HS Senior Council



Charlotte’s Web

Sam Houston ES




Children Who Dance
in the Rain

School of Science & Technology – Elementary


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Windsor Park ES


A Color of His Own

King HS National Art Honor Society






Arts After School Program, Garcia Arts & Ed Center




The Dirt Girl

Moody HS
Girl Scouts





The Dot

School of Science & Technology – Bayshore





Dragons Love Tacos

Houston ES Student Council





The Empanadas That Abuela Made

St. Pius X Catholic School





Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Metro E School of Design





The Gingerbread Man

H.O.S.T. Gap Co-Op






Goodnight Moon

Flour Bluff HS National Art Honor Society





The Hobbit

Seaside Christian Co-Op






The Jungle Book

St. Patrick School, K5 and 2nd Grade Class



The Legend of the Poinsettia

Los Encinos Elementary After School Care


The Little Engine That Could

King High School Student Council 


The Lorax

Coastal Bend Homeschoolers



A Monster Calls

AMSTeens Art Advisory Council



No, David!

Ray HS Art Department





The Polar Express

New York Life South Texas G.O. – Youth Outreach




Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

W.B. Ray TexAnns





       A Series of               Unfortunate  Events

Corpus Christi Teen Homeschoolers




Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

Rose Shaw ES




SkippyJon Jones

Cub Scout Pack 65B







There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Galvan ES Student Council





There’s a Nightmare in My Closet

Tuloso-Midway Intermediate School






What Do You Do With an Idea?

School of Science & Technology – CC College Prep





Where the Sidewalk Ends

Carroll HS National Art Honor Society







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