Winter Things to Do

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Chill Out with the Best Winter Activities in
College Station

Wintertime in College Station is one of the most magical times to visit. Not only is College Station home to the largest outdoor Christmas attraction in Texas, but with other attractions like the annual Nutcracker Ballet, the light show at the Gardens at Texas A&M University, and multiple different holiday markets, College Station is truly a winter wonderland for tourists and visitors alike.

Spend the Evening at
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. 

Stroll Through the 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. If you find yourself in town on December 3rd, make your way to the Merry and Bright Holiday Stroll, enhancing the experience, adorning the gardens with festive lights that twinkle like stars against the crisp night sky. 

Hit the Ice at
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.

Attend a 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.

Explore 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. The enchanting ambiance, combined with special winter events, creates a magical experience for visitors and locals alike.

Let Us Host You During the Holidays
From the enchanting lights at Santa's Wonderland to the picturesque winter stroll through the Texas A&M Gardens, the city is filled with joy and wonder. Nestled in the heart of College Station, our hotel provides a perfect retreat after a day of winter adventures. Join us in creating cherished memories and indulge in the festive spirit by booking your stay with us. Embrace the magic of winter at the Texas A&M Hotel – your home away from home during this enchanting season.

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