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Winter Things to Do in College Station


Winter in College Station is unlike winter in almost any other small town. Whereas small towns in colder climates hunker down, College Station seems to rise up as the humidity retreats and the temperature settles at a moderate 50 degrees. In Aggieland, fall and winter are the seasons to get outside. 

Come winter, you can celebrate the holidays, sip local wine, peruse museum exhibits and more, all in or within close proximity to Bryan College Station. Get away to small town Texas and add these winter things to do in College Station to your vacation bucket list. 

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Hit the Ice

Get out on the ice every day of the winter season at Spirit Ice Arena. Their public skate days are an affordable way to take your skates for a spin. Be sure to check the ice schedule as public skating is only offered during certain times of day. 

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Picnic at Research Park

Located next to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Research Park is a campus favorite for picnics. Grab a delectable sandwich or salad to go from The Junction, then head out for an afternoon of picnic and disc golf.

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Watch the Parade of Lights

Head to Messina Hof Winery on Tuesday, December 3 to watch the City of Grapevine's Parade of Lights. Reserve a spot on the Messina Hof balcony to sip their award-winning wine as you take in festive holiday floats in North Texas's largest lit Christmas parade.

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Holiday Happenings at Texas A&M Hotel 

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Whether you're venturing to Santa's Wonderland or simply in search of the winter spirit, Texas A&M Hotel will get you in a festive state of mind. 

Events Include: 

  • Holiday Yappy Hour
  • Crafts & Cocktails
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • and more...
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Run the BCS Marahton

Put your endurance to the test at the 10th Annual BCS Marathon, the highest-rated marathon in Texas. The marathon traverses the Bryan College Station Community before veering onto the Texas A&M campus. There's no better way to see this small town than on foot.

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Listen to Front Porch Music Series

Head to The Green at Century Square for a weekend full of music. All winter long, The Green will host fun music events Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Listen to open mics, solo performances, and a song-swap style spectacular. 

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Attend a Christmas Ice Show

Witness Spirit Ice Arena's 15th Annual Spirit of Christmas Ice Show. Get into the holiday spirit as ice skaters take to the ice in this awe-inspiring exhibition.

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Shop a Holiday Market

Shop everything from handmade soaps to holiday decor at this local-favorite artisan market. Stop by The Green at Century Square to get in the holiday spirit and cross any last minute gifts off your list.

Watch a Movie at Olsen Field

Catch a showing of some of your favorite Christmas movies at Olsen Field at Bluebell Park. Movies at the Park will feature a double showing of The Grinch followed by Elf.

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Visit Santa's Wonderland

Experience a quintessential College Station Christmas at Santa's Wonderland. Texans travel from all over the state to visit this holiday wonderland, which features a hayride tour, gingerbread village, and more.

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Christmas in Aggieland

It's not Christmas without a trip to College Station. Liven up the winter season or celebrate the holidays the way you only can in Aggieland. 

Our Christmas in Aggieland offer features: 

  • 15% off our best available rate
  • $25 dining credit
  • Free parking 

Offer valid for stays November 13, 2020 - December 30, 2020. 

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