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 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
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.
Friday, Nov. 18 | 6 p.m.
Historic Downtown Bryan
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.
Thursday, Dec. 1 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sue Haswell Memorial Park
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.
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Nutcracker Ballet Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 8 | 5 p.m.
Clara B. Mounce Library
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!
Downtown Holiday Stroll and Lighted Parade
Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6 p.m.
Historic Downtown Bryan
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 Night Bazaar
Friday, Dec. 9 | 6 – 10 p.m.
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
Saturday, Dec. 10 | 3 – 5 p.m.
Travis Fields at Bryan Midtown Park
Experience a completely decorated park, yard games, music, trivia, shopping from vendors, and more holiday-themed activities!
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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