Things to Do in College Station

Seasonal Activities

As the summer sun illuminates the charming streets of College Station, the town comes alive with a tapestry of seasonal delights awaiting exploration. Wander through the bustling farmer's markets, where the bounty of local produce beckons with its freshness and flavor. Find respite from the heat under the shade of ancient oak trees in the town's quaint parks, where picnics and leisurely strolls are the order of the day. Embrace the laid-back atmosphere as locals gather for outdoor concerts and community barbecues, fostering a sense of camaraderie that defines small-town living. Discover hidden gems in the form of boutique shops and cozy cafes tucked away in historic neighborhoods, inviting visitors to unwind and indulge in the simple pleasures of summer in College Station.

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    • Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
    • Winter Activities

    HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY MARKET

    Discover the Magic of the Holidays at our third annual Holly Jolly Holiday Market!

    Join us for the third annual shopping event of the holidays! Featuring artisanal, handmade, homegrown, vintage, and Aggie themed merchandise crafted by dozens of local vendors! You'll find something for everyone on your list, including a little something for yourself. Admission is FREE!

    Sunday, December 8 | 10am - 5pm

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    • Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
    • Fall Activities

    Thanksgiving Family Style Supper

    You bring the friends and family, and the culinary team at Brazos PTK will do the cooking and dishes. Enjoy a worry-free Thanksgiving Family-Style Supper complete with award-winning chef specialties and delectable desserts. Gather 'round the table for classics like slow-roasted turkey & gravy and warm bread pudding while spending more time with those you're thankful for!

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    Thursday, November 28 | 10am - 2pm

    $48.95 Adults | $21.95 Children 4-10 years old | Free for Children 3 & under

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    • Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
    • Winter Activities

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Santa is traveling from the North Pole to Aggieland twice this year in preparation for Christmas. Join us in Brazos - Proper Texas Kitchen with Santa and his elves for breakfast to enjoy breakfast favorites, cookie decorating, balloon animal artist and face painting for the entire family. Don’t forget your camera for the perfect photo with the big man himself!

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    Saturday, December 7 | 9am - 1pm

    Sunday, December 8 | 10am - 2pm

    $48.95 Adults | $21.95 Children 4-10 years old | Free for Children 3 & under

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    • Winter Activities

    Spirit Ice Arena

    Experience the magic of the holidays at Spirit Ice Arena. Glide across the glistening ice surrounded by twinkling holiday lights, creating a picturesque and joyful atmosphere. Spirit Ice Arena hosts special holiday-themed events and activities, adding an extra layer of merriment to your visit. Whether you're a seasoned skater or a first-timer, the arena provides a welcoming and spirited environment for everyone. Check out their website for the latest information on holiday schedules, themed events, and more.

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    • The Gardens
    • Spring Activities,
    • Fall Activities

    Gardens At Texas A&M University

    As the temperature in College Station drops, the lush greenery gives way to a subtle winter palette, creating a picturesque landscape that captivates the senses. The air is filled with a sense of joy and wonder as visitors stroll through the gardens, surrounded by the subtle fragrance of evergreens. It's a magical occasion that combines the beauty of nature with the warmth of holiday spirit, making the winter stroll through the Texas A&M gardens a cherished tradition in College Station.

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    • Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
    • Winter Activities

    Santa’s Wonderland

    Santa’s Wonderland in College Station is the largest outdoor holiday attraction in the Southern US and it is definitely worth checking out. Open from November 10 to December 30, there is plenty of time to stop by and see what all of the hullabaloo is about. From the walkable trail of lights to pony rides and fire pits, to a snow tubing merry-go-round and live music, plus so much more Santa’s Wonderland really has it all. Whether you’re in the mood to watch Christmas Classics or meet Poncho the Longhorn bull and sip on Texas craft beer, there is something here every member of the family will enjoy.

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    • Reed Arena
    • Winter Activities

    Texas A&M Basketball Game

    Elevate your winter experience in College Station by attending a Texas A&M basketball game at the cozy Reed Arena. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as you cheer on the Aggies against their rivals. The vibrant energy of the arena combined with the thrill of the game makes for a unique and exhilarating winter activity. Gather friends and family, bundle up in your favorite Aggies gear, and enjoy the warmth of spirited camaraderie as you witness exciting plays on the court.

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    • Downtown Bryan
    • Winter Activities

    Downtown Bryan

    Embark on a journey through the charming streets of Downtown Bryan, where the holiday spirit and seasonal delights come to life. As you stroll along historic avenues adorned with festive decorations, discover boutique shops, cozy cafes, and locally-owned stores offering unique winter finds. The crisp winter air adds a refreshing touch as you explore the vibrant art scene and eclectic galleries that Downtown Bryan is renowned for. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa at one of the quaint cafes or savor seasonal treats at local eateries.

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    • Aggie Muster
    • Spring Activities

    Aggie Muster

    All Aggie’s have something in common. It’s more than the maroon and white, more than the hymns and chants and traditions, more than the Fightin’ Texas Aggie athletics, and more even than having spent four years in the friendliest college town in the country. What all Aggie’s have is a stake in a centuries-old legacy. This is what the Muster is intended to celebrate.

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    • First Friday in Bryan
    • Spring Activities

    First Friday in Downtown Bryan

    The streets of Historic Downtown Bryan transform into one big stage on the First Friday of each month with live music, performances, art demonstrations, and unique & interactive events and activities!

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    • Century Square
    • Spring Activities,
    • Summer Activities

    Front Porch Music Series

    Head to The Front Porch at Century Square every weekend in the spring for an evening of live music. Enjoy music underneath the twinkling lights on The Green. Artists’ line-up will include solos + duos made up of students and locals alike who are making their name in our city.

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    • Pool Cabanas
    • Summer Activities

    Rooftop Pool

    Spring is the season to be outside, and for more reasons than just the vibrant bluebonnets. The weather is ideal and the humidity, while present, is not oppressive. Though College Station is surrounded by parks and trails perfect for walking, biking, and hiking, there’s also something special about lounging beside the swimming pool.

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    • Research Park
    • Spring Activities

    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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    • Aggie Football
    • Fall Activities

    Texas A&M Football

    For students, alumni, and locals at Texas A&M University, football is much more than a popular pastime. The start of football season heralds the return of beloved traditions and creates new memories, driven by the rich legacy of the Aggie football program's storied history. It's a time when the community comes together to celebrate the spirit of Aggieland.

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    • Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
    • Spring Activities

    Texas A&M Baseball & Softball

    Whether baseball or softball, a track meet or game at Kyle Field, you’ll be hard pressed to find a college town more spirited than College Station. Maybe it’s the small town locale, maybe it’s the illustrious history, or maybe its the simple traditions multiplied over generations that create quite the legacy for every student lucky enough to call themselves Aggies.

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JOIN THE CLUB

We know you travel to College Station for all different reasons and seasons so we've created multiple reward clubs that offer the perfect benefits for you.

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JOIN THE CLUB

We have a reward club that you'll want to join before your next trip to Aggieland.

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