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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Stephen C. Beachy Central Park!

College Station’s beautiful Christmas in the Park displays began in 1984 when a local family funded a couple of light panels. Since then, the collection has since grown to more than one million lights and has become a holiday mainstay.

The lights will burn nightly from 6-11 p.m. through New Year’s Day. As you stroll or drive through the park, tune in to Bryan Broadcasting’s Christmas 97.3 FM and enjoy holiday music. Admission is free, and ample parking is available.

And don’t forget to bring your wish list for Santa.

Our staff has arranged with his elves to accept letters for Santa in our North Pole mailbox outside the Central Park Office. Drop your letter off from Nov. 24-Dec. 24 to ensure safe delivery.

>> Letter to Santa Template


Parks and Recreation crews spend about eight weeks diligently working around daily park operations and events to transition the park into a lighted winter wonderland. They toil in the heat, cold, and rain to ensure a radiant and festive glow when we flip the switch on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are some remarkable Christmas in the Park facts:

• The Christmas tree stands 90 feet tall and has 14,400 light bulbs.
• Santa’s Lane has 60 strands of lights.
• Snowflake forest has 36 snowflakes.
• The longest light panel is the 36-foot-long paddle board.
• Each light display is carefully crafted by park crews, with a light bulb every inch.


The popular event wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of our community partners  — Brazos Valley Marine Corps LeagueChristmas 97.3Bryan Broadcasting, and HEB.

The Parks & Recreation Department wishes you a peaceful and joyous holiday season and the best in the coming year. For more information, contact us at 979.764.3486 or [email protected]

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