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Christmas at the Creek

2013 Dates
Dec. 6 & 7
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Other Holiday Events
Jingle Bell Fun Run
B/CS Christmas Parade
Breakfast with Santa
Holiday Open House for Seniors

The City of College Station continues its holiday tradition with Christmas at the Creek, a fun-filled weekend on Dec. 6 and 7 at Wolf Pen Creek Park, located at 1015 Colgate Drive.

On Friday, Dec. 6, bring blankets or chairs to enjoy a musical and a movie. Local playwright Mark Taylor wrote a musical just for Christmas at the Creek that will have three performances. In conjunction with Movies in the Park, The Santa Clause will start at 8:30 p.m.  UPDATE: Movie has been canceled due to cold weather.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, guests can skate on the synthetic ice rink, go down the 30-foot tall Log Jammer Extreme Slide, take a ride on Paw Paw’s Party Train, and create festive wonders at the Lowe’s Christmas Crafts Corner. Find the perfect gift at the Holiday Vendor Village, where you’ll find a variety of arts, crafts, jewelry, candles and more. Be sure to stay for the Holiday Concert with live entertainment by Marcia Ball, as well as other local dance and gospel performances. Each night will feature hayrides, a live nativity, petting zoo and photos with Santa.

Admission is free. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller and alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. Food vendors will also be available.

Parking is conveniently located at Post Oak Mall, and handicap parking will be available at the Colgate entrance off of Eastmark. Hayride drop-off and pickup locations will be at Post Oak Mall and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

The holiday celebration doesn’t stop there! Guests can continue the family tradition of viewing Christmas light displays at the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park from Nov. 28 through Jan. 1.

Wolf Pen Creek Plaza
6-10 p.m.
-- Petting zoo and live nativity

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
6 p.m. --
Creek View Elementary Show Choir
6:30, 7:15 & 8 p.m. -- Original Christmas at the Creek Musical, Directed by Mark Taylor
8:30 p.m. -- (CANCELED) Movies in the Park, featuring The Santa Clause

Arts Council of Brazos Valley
6-7:30 p.m. -- Diversatile exhibition featuring metal works of art from local blacksmiths
6-7:30 p.m. -- Live Music by Aggie Trombone Choir
6-9:30 p.m. -- Holiday Crafts
7:30-9:15 p.m. -- Local Blacksmith Demonstrations
7:45-9:15 p.m. -- Live Music by Trey Lyon
6-10 p.m. -- Photos with Santa (you can bring your own camera or purchase a photo for $5)

Wolf Pen Creek Plaza
2-6 p.m.
-- Lowe’s Christmas Crafts

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
4:30-7 p.m.--
Local Dance Performances by: Rudder Rangerettes, On Our Toes Dance Studio, Suzanne’s Dance Studio and Dream Dancers
7-8:15 p.m. -- Local Gospel Performances by: Kemp Carver Notables and Donie Nelson Jr. and Joyous Praise
8:30-10 p.m.-- Holiday Concert by Marcia Ball

Arts Council of Brazos Valley
2-10 p.m. -- Photos with Santa and Diversatile exhibition
6-7:30 p.m. -- Live Music by Joey McGee
6-9:30 p.m. -- Holiday Crafts
7:45-9:15 p.m. -- Live Music by Contradiction

Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site
2-3 p.m.
-- Synthetic Ice Rink reserved for special needs only
2-8 p.m. -- Synthetic Ice Rink, live nativity, Log Jammer Extreme slide and petting zoo
2-10 p.m. – Holiday Vendor Village, Arts in the Park and Paw Paw's Party Train

The College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s 24th Annual Jingle Bell Fun Run is set for Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:15 p.m. and will be followed by the Bryan-College Station Christmas Parade. This two-mile run starts at the corner of University Drive and South College Avenue and ends at the corner of Texas Avenue and Villa Maria. Entry fee is $15 before Nov. 15 and $20 between Nov. 16 and 29. Race shirts are provided to participants who register before Nov. 15. Dogs are welcome.

Participants can register today at or in-person at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. Packet pick-up will be Dec. 5-6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact 979.764.3486.

---> Details & Registration Form (PDF)

For more information, call Stephen C. Beachy Central Park at 979.764.3486.

From out of town? Go to or call 979.260.9898 for hotel and restaurant information.


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Last updated: 12/18/2013 3:55:40 PM