Friday December 14
Downtown Bryan Lighted Christmas Parade
Kick off the holiday season at 6:30 p.m. with the only lighted Christmas Parade in Bryan-College Station! The parade will begin at 24th and Bryan Street heading south, turn on 28th, and head back up Main Street. Downtown streets will close at 5:30 p.m. and re-open at the conclusion of the parade. Floats, vehicles, fire engines and more, all complete with lights, of course, will be a part of the parade. It’s been rumored that santa claus will also be making an appearance at the end of the parade!
Saturday December 15
Safety with Santa
Santa will be making a special trip to the College Station Fire Station #3 Friday at 2pm. Kids and parents can come to Fire Station #3 and make crafts, take pictures with Santa, and learn how to stay safe during the holidays from firefighters. The safety house will be there too so kids can go through and practice their safety skills.
Scripture Haven in the Post Oak Mall will have a live nativity scene in the window of their store from 10 am till 4pm. Pictures are allowed and no live animals are involved. Viewers are welcome and it is non-profit.
Christmas at the Lake
Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a performance by Suzanne’s School of Dance for Christmas at the Lake. The show is from 6 till 8pm at the Stella Hotel and there will be baked goods and hot chocolate for sale. All proceeds will go towards “Night of Worship” one of the events put on during the year.
Creating a Backyard Habitat
Master Gardener Molly Harris will share the learning process she experienced in creating her wildlife habitat at the Clara Mounce Public Library at 10 am. Learn the native and adapted plants: the herbs, flowers, groundcovers, vines, shrubs, and trees that not only attract wildlife, but also do well in the Brazos Valley while providing color in the garden too. Also become aware of the requirements of the National Wildlife Federation and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department so that you can have your own property, from a small apartment balcony to large acreage, certified as a wildlife habitat. It is open to the public at no charge.
Sunday December 16
Holiday Fun Day
Explore a variety of cultures and their holiday celebrations at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library at Holiday Fun Day at 3:30 pm. There will be arts and crafts, book give-a-aways, snacks, games and of course story time in a number of languages. All ages are welcome and the event is free.
Annual Toy Run Still Creek Ranch Ride
Since The Ranch Harley-Davidson took over the Toy Run three years ago, they dedicate a separate day to give the kids more time & attention, and let Santa hand out the gifts one by one! The ride will be on December 16 and will leave from The Ranch Harley-Davidson. This is not a Police Escorted ride, cars are welcome and the departing time will be 1pm! Still Creek Ranch relies heavily on donations such as; paper goods(plates, plasticware, cups, toilet paper, paper towels, etc), shampoos, conditioner, soap, body wash, feminine products, diapers, wipes, razors, etc. The Ranch Harley-Davidson will be accepting donations to deliver, until December 15th.