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Christmas in the Park

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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

The City of College Station’s Christmas in the Park returns to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy old-fashioned hayrides, cookies and hot cocoa, live entertainment, a petting zoo, inflatables, real snow slides, photos with Santa and more! Guests may bring their own refreshments. Admission is free!

Food vendors will be on-site, but guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. You’re allowed to bring your own camera to take a photo with Santa for free.

Free wristbands are required to participate in activities, including the hayride, snow slides, arts and crafts, joy jumps, train, petting zoo, and photos with Santa. To receive a wristband, you must complete a waiver form at an information booth.

Recreation Drive will be closed from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on event days. Visitors will not be able to drive through the park. Shuttles will run from 5-10 p.m. from the Post Oak Mall parking lot (JC Penny side) to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Handicap parking will be located at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park softball complex (accessible from Highway 6). Click here to view the parking map.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, DEC. 6
6-6:10 p.m. – Mayor’s Welcome & Lighting Ceremony
6:20-7:50 p.m. – Expressions Dance & Music and Lil’ & Elite Wranglers
8-8:20 p.m. – TAMU Trombone Choir
8:25-9 p.m. – Aggieland Mariachi Band

SATURDAY, DEC. 7
6:10-6:25 p.m. – Aggie Wranglers
6:35-7:45 p.m. – The Minds of Champions
6:50-7 p.m. – Dance Arts Society
7:05-7:15 p.m. – Pure Energy Dance Productions Performance Company
8-8:10 p.m. – Chara Christian Dance Company
8:15-8:40 p.m. – TAMU Ballroom Dance Association

FRIDAY, DEC. 13
6-6:30 p.m. – Kane Alvarado Band
6:40-6:50 p.m. – Disney’s Frozen Jr. by Pecan Trail Intermediate
7-7:10 p.m. – AMCMS Varsity Dance Team
8-9 p.m. – Reagan Quinn

SATURDAY, DEC. 14
6-7 p.m. – Brazos Authority
7-7:30 p.m. – Central Students
8-9 p.m. – Reagan Quinn

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 daily from 6-11 p.m.  through Jan. 2.

Thank you to our sponsors: Britt Rice Electric, Potbelly Sandwich Shop & H-E-B

    PERFORMERS
    The City of College Station is looking for groups or individuals to perform during Christmas in the Park, Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 between 6 and 9 p.m. Performances will be based on staff approval a first come, first serve basis. Time slots will be assigned based on performance length. Performances will take place on a large mobile stage (24x24 ft.) at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park.

    All performances must be appropriate for ALL ages and incorporate elements of the holiday season.

    10, 20, 30 and 45 minute time slots are available.

    All acts must be lined up and ready to perform 30 minutes before their scheduled time to allow for staging.

    Due to stage setup, props will not be allowed without the supervisor’s permission. Special requests, such as props, must be received in writing by Friday, Nov. 22.

    All recorded music must be received by Nov. 22 on a flash drive and song list in the order of your program. Please keep in mind that we do not have dressing rooms backstage and we ask that you enter stage left and exit stage right.

    Submit a short introduction of your performance in writing by Nov. 22.

    Performers can drop-off equipment at the stage from 2-4 p.m. on event days. Other arrangements or times will not be granted due to park closures.

    Due to limited parking, all groups are encouraged to arrive at the park a minimum of 45 minutes before performance.

    Recreation Drive will be closed from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on event days. Visitors will not be able to drive through the park. Shuttles will run from 5-10 p.m. from the Post Oak Mall parking lot (JC Penny side) to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Handicap parking will be located at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park softball complex (accessible from Highway 6).

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOV. 22. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO APPLY:
    1) ONLINE FORM
    2) IN-PERSON: Stephen C. Beachy Central Park (1000 Krenek Tap Rd.), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    For more information, contact Bridget Russell at 979.764.3540 or email brussell@cstx.gov.
    VOLUNTEERS
    Interested in volunteering? Multiple shifts are available from 5-11 p.m. each day to help with hayrides, cookies and hot cocoa, photos with Santa, joy jumps, petting zoo and snow slides. Dinner will be provided.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOV. 22. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO APPLY:
    1) ONLINE FORM
    2) IN-PERSON: Stephen C. Beachy Central Park (1000 Krenek Tap Rd.), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    For more information, contact Jackie Rangel at jrangel@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3412.
    OTHER EVENTS
    JINGLE BELL FUN RUN • REGISTRATION ENDS NOV. 17
    Late Registration ($5 fee): Nov. 18-24
    The two-mile fun run precedes the B/CS Christmas Parade. The run starts at the corner of University Drive and South College Avenue and ends at the corner of Texas Avenue and Elm. The race will not be timed, and a shuttle will be available at the end of the route. Dogs are welcome. Early registration ends Nov. 17. $15 entry fee and guaranteed shirt. $20 entry fee for late registration: Nov. 18-24 (shirt not guaranteed). Packet pick-up will be Dec. 4 from 8 am. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road.

    All Ages • $15 • Sun. • Dec. 8 • 2:15 p.m. • Corner of University Drive and South College Avenue

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
    You’re invited to enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 11 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Meyer Senior & Community Center
For more information, call 979.764.3486, email parks@cstx.gov or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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