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2017 DATES
Dec. 1-3
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The City of College Station’s Christmas in the Park will return to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Dec. 1-3 from 6-10 p.m. Free activities include old-fashioned hayrides, cookies and hot cocoa, entertainment, inflatables, children activities, real snow slides and photos with Santa. You’re allowed to bring your own camera to take a photo for free or buy a professional photo for $5.

Shuttles will be available Dec. 1-3 from the Municipal Court parking lot (300 Krenek Tap Rd.) to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. To view the shuttle and parking map, click here. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed.

The holiday celebration doesn’t stop there! Guests can continue the family tradition of viewing more than one million lights that will decorate the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park from 6-11 p.m. each day starting on Thanksgiving and ending New Year’s.

The College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s 28th Annual Jingle Bell Fun Run is set for Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1:15 p.m. and will be followed by the B/CS 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 Elm.

Registration begins Sept. 5! Entry fee is $15 before Nov. 19 and $20 between Nov. 20 and 26. Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by Nov. 19. Dogs are welcome. The run will not be timed and a shuttle will be available to pick up participants at the end of the route to transport back to the start line.

Participants can register at or in-person at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. Packet pick-up will be Nov. 29 from 8 am. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.3486 or

For more information, call 979.764.3486 or visit the College Station Parks & Recreation Office, 1000 Krenek Tap Rd.

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Last updated: 8/9/2017 12:08:40 PM