November 5, 2018 | By Ashley Ralph

It's here!  The holiday season is in full swing. If you are looking for a way to join in the fun and festivities, we've got you covered.  Check out this list of events going on in and around Bryan/College Station so you can start planning your holiday cheer.

The Sound of Music 


Tuesday & Wednesday, November 6 & 7, 2018

7:30 PM • Rudder Auditorium


The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to Aggieland. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.


Movies in the Park: "Coco"

11/9/2018 5:00 PM

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
1015 Colgate Dr.
College Station, Texas 77845


Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater on Friday, Nov. 9 to enjoy watching “Coco” on our 32-foot inflatable, high-definition screen. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at sundown. Admission is free and guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Pets are welcome.


Santa’s Wonderland 

OPEN NOV 9 thru DEC 30

MON - THURS: 6:00PM - 11:00PM



SUN: 3:00PM - 11:00PM

Opening Weekend

November 9th thru November 11th 


o   Free Hayride Admission Ticket with Valid ID

o   Must have Military ID

o   (Offer does not include family)

·       Museum of the American GI Benefit

**This free offer does not include the family, but Super Saver Tickets that offer a savings are available for this weekend!**

**Offer is for Hayride Admission Ticket Only**


Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th is our annual Fun Run event benefiting the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Please take note that all hayrides will start at or around 7pm on those two evenings.



Basecamp Farms Fall Sunflower Days

November 10-November 21


Come celebrate fall at Basecamp Farms while harvesting sunflowers! We have planted 15,000 sunflowers for you to come enjoy, see, and harvest yourself! Come take a farm tour and see the rows and rows of sunflowers! 

Cost is $30 per bucket. 20-30 sunflowers will fit in one bucket. We will provide buckets and clippers. Please sign up on here to reserve your spot as we are trying to limit crowds every day so you can have a great farm experience. One reservation is enough for your family or group. Cash, Card, Check, Venmo or Paypal are all accepted methods of payment. You are welcome to purchase as many buckets as you wish. One bucket minimum.  

Please wear closed toe shoes and dress appropriatly.


A Country Christmas Open House

November 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM CST

Downtown Chappell Hill TX

Shop, Sip & enjoy Small Bites and Teresa's Fudge
Our shop will be transformed into that magical forest
filled with lights, trees, ornaments & home décor
to warm up with that farmhouse feel

Have lunch at The Shabby Cupboard
and receive one free cupcake


Jingle Bell Market 

November 11 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pebble Creek Country Club


Jingle Bell Market supports local businesses and charities, and provides a unique and enjoyable shopping experience for our wonderful community. Our goal is also to raise awareness and support for wonderful local charities, which are making a worldwide difference.



Lights On!

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Downtown Bryan will kick off the holiday season with its annual Lights On! ceremony on Friday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at Gloria Sale Park (Main and 28th St). A special guest will flip the switch to illuminate Christmas trees which anchor the north and south ends of Downtown Bryan, along with thousands of lights along Main St. and Bryan Ave. This free, family friendly event will include the following activities:


-Pictures with Santa Claus

-Christmas music by The Salvation Army Band, Bryan ISD Music –Groups & Texas A&M Century Singers

-Homemade cookies provided by the Woman’s Club

-Holiday craft table provided by Purple Turtle Art Studio

-Bounce houses provided by Bounce House Rental BCS

-Free Holiday Movie at The Queen Theatre sponsored by Bryan Texas Utilities


Activities to take place at Palace Theater in Downtown Bryan following the ceremony at Gloria Sale Park.



Holiday Market

11/17/2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Washington on the Brazos Site


Jump start your holiday shopping with Washington on the Brazos’s Handmade Holiday Market on November 17th! Sponsored by the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association, the market will be held in the Conference Center from 10am to 2pm. This will replace our third Saturday Farmer’s Market. Food vendors and live music will also be present.

The following vendors are confirmed:

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm-lavender products

Fate Fabrications LLC-metal signs, custom ornaments and yard art

Triple L Glamour Goat Company LLC-goat milk soap, lotions and bath products

Mark’s Metal Works-hand forged metal goods

Ric Roc Crosses-rock crosses, wooden & rock mounted on driftwood

Chantel Derrett-holiday wreaths, decorated bottles w/lights

Combined Craft Art/Ancient Heart Art-Gourd Art, gourd lights, woodworking, towels

Richard Florance-manufactured wood products

TA McMullin Leatherworks-Leather custom made items

Designs and Art by Velma-Hyper tufa Flower Pots

Aurelia Montes-Tamales

Mary Jane’s Kitchen-food trailer

Thai Cowboy-food trailer

Sweet Home Sweets-brownies, cookies, cakes, jellies

Bangles & Botanicals-lotions-hand painted miniatures

Busy Bee Apiary-honey, lotions, soaps

JDs Woodworks-wood treenware, leather goods

Ribbons & Routers-handmade wood art and home décor

Katja’s Kollection-crocheted towels, oven mitts, vintage Pyrex

Color Street-nail polish strips

Fridens Church-cookbooks

Flaquita’s– personal care products, jewelry

Scott Family Farm-pasture raised beef, pork, chicken, eggs

Eppler Farms-Eggs

Virgin Artisan Soaps-soaps, bath bombs

Steel Wool-blacksmith items, jewelry

K&D Southern Creations-etched glass, stainless products

The Birch Tree-handcrafted wood cutting boards, serving planks

Brenham Children’s Chorus-Baked goods

Hummers Homestead Alpacas-gloves, scarfs, socks, rugs

Land of Milk and Honey-Produce

A Touch of Texas Straight to You-handmade crafts and baked goodies

Jim Latham-baked breads

Navasota Artists in Residence-artwork, painted cards, crafts

Debbie Wellmann-Ceramic Christmas Trees

Moore TX Love-soy candles, bath bombs, car air freshener

Parking and admission to the park are free, as always.



Christmas in the Park: Lights On

11/22/2018 - 1/1/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
1000 Krenek Tap Rd.
College Station, Texas 77840


Enjoy viewing more than one million lights, for free, that will decorate the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park from 6-11 p.m. each day starting on Thanksgiving and ending New Year’s Day.


Fifth Annual Wine & Wassail

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


It’s that time again! Downtown Bryan is hosting its fifth annual Wine & Wassail holiday sip & shop event on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. During this time of year, Downtown Bryan is covered in thousands of Christmas lights and the stores are decorated for Christmas! Each store will feature one wine tasting and one holiday beverage (hot chocolate, wassail, cider, or something warm!).

One Wine & Wassail ticket includes a keepsake holiday wine glass, a shopping bag, and a map of all of the participating merchants in Downtown Bryan.

$25 In-Store Tickets (cash only): Available 10/16 – 11/11

$30 Online Tickets: Available 10/15 – 11/23

$35 Day-of Tickets if available: 11/24

Wine & Wassail is a 21 and over only event, but don’t forget to bring the whole family to “Shop Small Saturday” and support our local businesses.


Polar Express Pajama Party

Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley

November 30 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Cookies · Cocoa · Train Rides · Crafts · Santa

Kick off the holiday season with the Polar Express Pajama Party at the Children's Museum! Join us for dinner, crafts, story-time, train rides and a special visit from Santa!
Event Cost: $20 per Child, $10 per Adult
To purchase tickets, visit or call (979) 779-5437
Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and bring a blanket for the train ride!


Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade

November 30 - December 1


Join us for the annual Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade. This two-day event will begin Friday evening at 5:30pm with the lighting of the courthouse square followed by caroling and other activities including rides on the Firetruck Invader.

Saturday will be filled with fun festivities including entertainment, story time, and more. Don’t miss the very popular lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday at 6pm. This light-filled, old-fashioned parade winds through the streets of downtown and finishes with a special appearance from Santa Claus. Downtown businesses will be open late!

The Jingle Bell Market will be open Friday & Saturday in the Ant Street Inn ballroom on Commerce Street – a large variety of vendors, indoors!



Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market 

Every Saturday from 8:00 am- 12:00 pm 


The Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market is the place to be for the freshest produce in town. All produce is grown locally, from friends and neighbors you know and trust. We also sell eggs, jellies and jams, honey, herbs, garden crafts. 21 St between Main St. and Bryan Ave, in North Downtown Bryan.


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