*UPDATE* as of Dec. 3 at 3:20 p.m. -- Due to the weather forecast, safety concerns and condition of Stephen C Beachy Central Park, the Parks & Recreation Department has CANCELED all Christmas in the Park activities on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Activities will not be rescheduled.
Guests can still view more than one million lights that decorate Stephen C. Beachy Central Park from 6-11 p.m. each day through New Year’s Day. We ask that all patrons walking through the park in the next couple of days do so with extreme caution. The water levels of the ponds are rising and walking paths are slick and under water.
Other upcoming City of College Station Holiday events:
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – DEC. 10
The Lincoln Recreation Center will host its Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Enjoy a free hot breakfast, hosted in collaboration with Pi. Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Omega, Brazos Valley Area Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the College Station Police Department.
Activities will include: entertainment, Christmas themed carnival games and more. All participants ages 15 and under will receive a gift from Santa. This event is free and open to the public. Interested in volunteering? Click Here. For more information, call 979.764.3779 or visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – DEC. 14
All Senior Adults 55+ are invited to Southwood Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. for delicious holiday treats. Browse the information tables highlighting programs offered to seniors and enjoy entertainment, door prizes and special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, available for pictures. For more details, contact Marci Rodgers at email@example.com or 979.764.6371.
All events are subject to change. Stay informed with these events and other news, by following us on Twitter (@CityofCS) or Facebook.com/CityofCollegeStation.
The City of College Station Christmas in the Park will return to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park:
Friday, Dec. 2 • 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 • 12-10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 • 6-10 p.m.
Daily activities will include a tour of the park on an old-fashioned hayride, free cookies and hot cocoa, Paw Paw's Party Train and photos with Santa. You’re allowed to bring your own camera to take photos for free or buy a professional photo for $5.
On Saturday, Dec. 3 visitors can enjoy dance performances, inflatables, a petting zoo, real snow slides and a Holiday Vendor Village with a variety of arts, crafts, jewelry, candles and more. Food vendors will also be available.
Shuttles will be available Dec. 2-4 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.
HOLIDAY VENDOR VILLAGE | Saturday, Dec. 3
Bling Bling Boutique
C&J Country Crafts
CD's Custom Cups
Chloe and Isavel by Cate and Gil
Country Sassy Boutique
County Road Mercantile
Crafts by the Work of My Hands
Dan The Man's
Hammocks and Handicrafts
J&M of Aggieland
Jay & Kay Fun Things
Jewelry in Candles
LuLa Roe Candice and Tarah
My Little Sunshine Boutique
Proud Child Crochet & Handy Fashions
Raisin 'Em Right Designs
ShawNan's Favorite Things
Tee Pee J's
Texas Best Selfie Booth
Texas Trails Mobile Gifts
The Stitch & Hook
Three Armadillos Hand Painted Signs
Usborne Books & Moore
Yarnderful Crafts & Creations
Young Living Essential Oils
Zephyr CreationsFOOD VENDORS
Sweet Pop Kettle Corn
Texas Roasted Corn
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE | Saturday, Dec. 3
12:45-1:15 p.m. – Wildfire Cloggers
1:20-1:40 p.m. – Pure Energy Dance Productions
1:45-2:05 p.m. – Orchedorks
2:10-2:50 p.m. – Expressions Dance and Music
2:55-3:45 p.m. – PowerSports
3:50-4:00 p.m. – Harmony Science Academy Choir
4:05-4:55 p.m. – Suzanne's Dance Studio
5-5:25 p.m. – Creek View Elementary Choir
5:30-5:50 p.m. – Neal Elementary Choir
5:55-6:15 p.m. – CSTAT Steppers
6:20-6:50 p.m. – Chara Christian Dance Company
6:55-7:25 p.m. – Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
7:30p-7:50 p.m. – Donnie Nelson Jr. & Joyous Praise
7:55-8:25 p.m. – Susy & Sean
8:30-8:40 p.m. – Grind For God
8:45-9:05 p.m. – Men of Purpose
JINGLE BELL FUN RUN
The College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s 27th Annual Jingle Bell Fun Run is set for Sunday, Dec. 4 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.
Register today! Entry fee is $15 before Nov. 18 and $20 between Nov. 19 and 25. Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by Nov. 18. 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 rectrac.cstx.gov
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-Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit cstx.gov/christmas
or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.3486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT INFORMATION: 979.764.3486
For more information, call 979.764.3486 or visit the College Station Parks & Recreation Office, 1000 Krenek Tap Rd.
Gerry LoganSpecial Events Supervisor
Gabby SalazarEvent Activities Assistant