Christmas In College Station

Bring the whole family to celebrate Christmas in College Station.

It’s Christmas in College Station once again, everyone! Updated for 2023.

College Station will once again turn into the biggest Christmas attraction in the Lone Star State with its Santa’s Wonderland magical experience. The town is gearing up for its Christmas-themed event with millions of holiday light displays that shine brightly from the highway. Here’s a list of the top things to do at Santa’s Wonderland in College Station for the whole family.

After experiencing it myself, I now see why people from everywhere trek the drive to see it all.¬† ¬†Santa’s Wonderland is open every day until December 30th. It’s a great place to gather the family for good old holiday cheer. Here’s a tiny glimpse of what it’s like to spend Christmas in College Station.

My son and I enjoyed a full day into the night here a few years ago and had a wonderful time. Our favorite part, which I highly recommend, is the Santa Hayride Tour. There will be long lines, but it was truly a remarkable ride through the holiday lights, listening to Christmas music the whole way. There was a lot of holiday cheer from the spectators. My next best thing was taking a picture with giant polar bear statues. I can’t count how many times I’ve shared that photo through the years – it’s my favorite of us.

Celebrate Christmas in College Station – The largest Christmas Attraction in South Texas!

It’s also the largest Christmas attraction near Houston.

A few years ago, my grandson and I spent a few days in College Station marveling over the extraordinary outdoor event – Santa’s Wonderland. We drove through the lights at Central Park, shopped at Howdy Holly-Days, and ate at Dixie Chicken. This was our first time experiencing Christmas in College Station, and it was so impressive that I’ve now deemed it my favorite small town to spend the holidays in!

2023 Christmas In College Station

The 2023 holiday season in the city of College Station is in full force! Don’t miss Christmas in College Station – a Texas Christmas experience. If you’ve never been, then you need to go this year! A few people told us that Santa’s Wonderland gets better and better each year – and this is one of the best years! With over 4 million lights, you’ll see why when you go.

Christmas In The Park – Until January 1

From now until January 1, you can drive through Christmas in The Park at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, marveling over one million or more holiday lights while listening to holiday music on 97.3 on your car radio.

Christmas At The Tree Farm

Until December 31, Christmas at Brazos Tree Farm will have a drive-through light show, hayrides, Christmas town, and even the jolly ole man himself!

See their new hours of operation. Come out and enjoy the Christmas spirit on the farm!

Christmas in College Station - Santa's Station

Santa’s Wonderland Season

The fabulous Santa’s Wonderland is family entertainment at its finest. It’s the largest outdoor Christmas attraction in the south, off Hwy 6. Don’t get spooked by the lines. There are several entrances, and the lines go by fast. And, while you’re there, don’t forget to visit Santa’s Station to let Santa know if your children have been on the nice or naughty list …because he’s making his list now!!

Top Things To Do At Santa’s Wonderland

The awe-inspiring Santa’s Wonderland is family entertainment that will guarantee cherished moments and many memories to come, and if you can, put it at the top of your list of things to do during the holidays. Being the largest outdoor Christmas attraction in the south, there will be long wait times.

While you’re there, you’ll want to visit Santa’s Station to let the kids see the Texas Santa complete with cowboy boots and to let the big man know if your kiddos have been naughty or nice because he is making his list right then and there!

  • Santa Claus at Santa’s Town
  • Santa’s Village
  • Trail of Lights featuring over 4 million twinkling lights
  • Real snow
  • Santa Town
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Live entertainment
  • Shop for fantastic holiday gifts
  • Indulge in festive food
  • Petting Zoo
  • Ice Skating
  • Horse-drawn Carriage rides
  • the best funnel cake and hot chocolate around!
  • And more!

With each general admission ticket, enjoy Santa’s Hayride Tour, complete with festive music and over 4 million dazzling holiday lights! An add-on (an extra charge) is a Santa’s Horse & Carriage Tour. You’ll ride inside a pearl white limo carriage with lights and holiday decor pulled by beautiful Percheron draft horses through the trail of lights. Grab a hot cocoa and bedazzle with holiday music and twinkling Christmas lights. Make it cozy, and bring a blanket from home!

For hours of operation, information about the new carriage ride, and the fun things to do – head to Santa’s Wonderland 2023.

Holiday Artisan Market at Century Square

December 16, 2023, from 11 am to 3 pm.

A Holiday Artisan Market for fabulous shopping from 30+ vendors, live music, and more fun! Free admission and parking.

Don’t worry – the unique dining establishments in the square will have plenty of meal choices. Plus, there are more shopping opportunities from local boutiques at Century Square.

George Bush Presidential Library during the holidays.


George Bush Presidential Library

If there’s time during your visit, think about visiting the George Bush Presidential Library to see it decorated for Christmas. But most importantly, to see and read the stories about the wars, the great things that happened in the ’90s, the life and times of President George Bush, and the stories that will take you back a few years when presidents were nice to each other and supported one another! As he learned about that war in school, Brody was most intrigued by Pearl Harbor.

See it all: visit Christmas In College Station …and here’s to a hopefully white Christmas in the South!

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