Christmas in the Park: an event like no other
By Gerry Logan, Special Events Supervisor
In 2015, one of College Station’s most popular traditions – Christmas in the Park — returned to its original home at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park after several years at Wolf Pen Creek Park. Perfect weather cleared the way for more than 15,000 guests to celebrate the event’s successful homecoming.
Scheduled for Dec. 2-4 (Friday-Sunday), this year’s Christmas in the Park promises to be even better with an expanded festival day, a mobile stage and a full slate of family-friendly activities. You can also enjoy the usual free hot cocoa and cookies, pictures with Santa, hayrides, and much more.
Event hours are 6-10 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and noon-10 p.m. on Saturday’s festival day, an hour longer than last year. Festival day will feature a vendor village stocked with tons of great Christmas gifts, two snow slides, bounce houses, food, and pictures with Disney and Christmas characters. You will also enjoy the ever-popular performances by local song and dance groups on our new mobile stage.
We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time to park and get to the event site. For your convenience, we’ll have a shuttle available from the Municipal Court lots just down the street at 300 Krenek Tap Rd.
If you can’t make it out for the Christmas in the Park activities, you won’t want to miss driving or walking through the park to enjoy the more than 1 million beautiful lights that are always the main attraction. We’ll turn the lights on at Thanksgiving and display them nightly from 6-11 p.m. through New Year’s Day.
Christmas in the Park can help make a lifetime of memories for you and your family.
For more information and a full parking map, go to cstx.gov/christmas or call 979.764.3486.
Gerry Logan (@GL_sportsguy) is in his fourth year with the Parks & Recreation Department and has served as special events supervisor since 2014. He was previously the sports coordinator for the City of Clinton (Miss.) for three years. A native of Pontotoc, Miss., Gerry is a graduate student at Texas A&M after earning a degree in parks & recreation management from the University of Mississippi in 2010.
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