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Season’s Greetings

Here are six things that let you know the holiday season is here in Aggieland!

Photos and text by Anna Burson ‘24 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The College of Liberal Arts has put together a list of tree-mendous events that capture the spirit of the season around Bryan College Station. We send warm wishes and hope these fill you with holiday cheer! 

1. Menorah in Rudder Plaza 

For the 12 years, students have gathered in Rudder Plaza to attend the lighting ceremony of the menorah. The menorah remains in Rudder Plaza throughout the eight days of Hanukkah, also referred to as the Festival of Lights. 

2. Christmas in the Park

Santa's Lane spelled out over lights that look like tin soldiers.

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park in College Station has a light display that covers the entire park! Whether you stroll under the stars, drive through Santa’s Lane, or rock around the 90-feet-tall Christmas tree made of 14,400 lights, there’s never a dull moment! 

3. Downtown Bryan 

Decorated tree in downtown Bryan

With street lamps covered in bows and a tree decorated in the plaza, you will feel like the star of a Hallmark movie! In fact, Hallmark’s Rekindling Christmas was filmed in downtown Bryan in 2020. 

4. Holiday Decor at George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum 

Christmas tree in the lobby of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Hung by the entrance with care, as you approach the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll be greeted with holiday decor galore! When you step into the lobby, you’ll find a Christmas tree that captures the essence of the holiday season! 

5. Light Display at The Gardens 

Wreaths at The Gardens at Texas A&M University

Your holiday season will surely be delightful when you visit The Gardens at Texas A&M University. With lights lining the sidewalks and swings draped in greenery, you’ll enjoy ev(wreath)ing it has to offer! 

6. Holiday On The Quad

Holiday lights adorn the quad on campus.

The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets hosts a free annual event for the public that serves as a fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations. It features food and drinks as well as photo opportunities for family and friends!