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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at 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. The displays have since grown to more than one million lights and are a holiday mainstay.

Our crews work year-round preparing the light panels to ensure they shine brightly when the season arrives. The hundreds of illuminated panels — a bulb for every inch — are taped precisely to preserve the panel’s mesmerizing effects. Cemetery Sexton Ron Schaefer — known around our offices as Father Christmas — manages workers from all park districts to create Christmas magic.

LIGHTS ON ● Nov. 26-Jan. 1, 6-11 p.m.

As you stroll or drive-thru through the park, you can do more than look — you can listen, too! Tune in to channel KAGC 97.3 FM as you drive to enjoy Christmas music provided by Bryan Broadcasting and Christmas 97.3 FM.

Admission is FREE and parking is allowed within the park.

Don’t forget to bring your wish list for Santa. Our staff made arrangements with his elves to accept letters for Santa in our North Pole Mailbox located outside of the Central Park Office. Drop your letter off from Nov. 26-Dec. 24 to ensure safe delivery. 

• Download Letter Template


Christmas in the Park wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors and community partners — Britt Rice Electric, H-E-B, Brazos Valley Marine Corps League, Bryan Broadcasting, Christmas 97.3 FMPatty Cakes BCS, and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

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