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November 9, 2022

Holidays in Bryan

downtown bryan covered in snow

It’s time to deck the halls and jingle those bells; holiday season in Bryan is here! To keep your merriment bright, we’ve collected a list of holiday festivities yule be sorry to miss.


Reindeer sliding down a slide.

Reindeer on the Run

Dec. 1 – 21 | Bryan City Parks
Free to participate!

Oh deer! Santa’s reindeer have escaped the North Pole and we need your help to find them! Explore City of Bryan locations to find all nine of Santa’s reindeer for a chance to win prizes.

Find Santa’s Reindeer

Reindeer on the Run - How to Play

Letters to Santa mailbox at the Carnegie History Center.

Letters to Santa

Nov. 18 – Dec. 15

Are you hoping for something special from Santa this year? Drop off your holiday wish list at one of Santa’s Mailboxes. Don’t forget to include your mailing address so Santa can write back to you.

Mailboxes will be available at the following locations:

  • Carnegie History Center | 111 S Main St.
  • The Children’s Museum | 4114 Lake Atlas Dr.
  • Natural History Museum at the Brazos Center | 3232 Briarcrest Dr.


Photo of Christmas tree being lit at Lights On!

Lights On!

Friday, Nov. 18 | 6 p.m.
Historic Downtown Bryan
Free admission!

Kick off the holiday season with a countdown to Destination Bryan turning on thousands of lights throughout downtown. There will also be photo backdrop stations, live music at the Palace Theater, and a special appearance by Santa.

Photo of a girl sliding down a snow hill at Holiday Magic

Holiday Magic

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sue Haswell Memorial Park
Free admission!

Enjoy a snow hill, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, train rides, games and more brought to you by the City of Bryan Parks and Recreation Department! Park at Blinn College to take advantage the free shuttle service.

Save the date

Nutcracker Ballet

Nutcracker Ballet Storytime

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 5 p.m.
Clara B. Mounce Library
Free admission!

Renew a grand holiday tradition with the Bryan + College Station Public Library System and enjoy this year’s performances of Nutcracker Ballet Storytime. This festive holiday mainstay at our library branches features dancers from Ballet Brazos performing excerpts from The Nutcracker during a reading from The Nutcracker storybook. It is an event you definitely don’t want to miss!

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Holiday Parade

Downtown Holiday Stroll and Lighted Parade

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6 p.m.
Historic Downtown Bryan
Free admission!

This year’s parade theme is “holidays are sweeter in Bryan.” Business windows, floats, vehicles, fire engines and more will be decked out with holiday décor and lights.

Holiday Market

Holiday Night Bazaar

Friday, Dec. 9 | 6 – 10 p.m.
Lake Walk
Free admission!

Gather your friends and enjoy exploring unique goods from a variety of vendors from the Brazos Valley. ‘Tis the season to shop local!

Winter Wonderland at Travis Fields

Winter Wonderland at Travis Fields

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 3 – 5 p.m.
Travis Fields at Bryan Midtown Park
Free admission!

Experience a completely decorated park, yard games, music, trivia, shopping from vendors, and more holiday-themed activities!

Destination Bryan logo maroon

Destination Bryan

As the official destination marketing organization for Bryan, Texas, Destination Bryan promotes local attractions and welcomes visitors to our community. Which means they have the scoop on the best things to do, eat, and see this holiday season!

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