1 EVENT TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR
Holly Jolly Holiday at Texas A&M and The Gardens is on Dec. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. The event features hot chocolate, cookies and a walk through the lighted display. Santa will also be there for photos. Parking is available with any TAMU parking pass in Lot 100C.
Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lincoln Recreation Center. The College Station Police Department partners with Texas A&M’s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity chapters to host the event that provides gifts to children who might not otherwise have a bright holiday season. The event also provides a positive atmosphere for children to interact with police officers, an opportunity to visit with Santa, and plenty of crafts and games. www.facebook.com/events/lincoln-recreation-center-1000-eleanor-st/breakfast-with-santa/948746632175960/.
City of College Station’s Christmas in the Park, 6 to 9 p.m. Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Enjoy old-fashioned hayrides, cookies and hot cocoa, live entertainment, a petting zoo, inflatables, real snow slides, photos with Santa and more. Admission is free. cstx.gov/Christmas.
The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Pops Concert, 5 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church, 4201 Texas 6 South in College Station. The performance includes holiday favorites with guest artists, including The Sanctuary Choir and Canticle, James Faith on the organ, Ringer of CUMC and the CSHS Varsity Women’s Choir. Tickets are $10 for children, $25 for adults. bvso.org.
The Gardens at Texas A&M present its annual Merry & Bright I Maroon & White Holiday Celebration, 6 to 8 p.m. 556 John Kimbrough Blvd. The event is free and open to the public and features a festive light display and a festival of wreaths. Guests can enjoy cookies and cocoa. Free parking is available in lots 97 and 100, near Reed Arena. gardens.tamu.edu/merry-bright-2019/.
Holidays in the Rotunda celebration, 10 a.m. George H.W. Bush Library and Museum. In front of the museum’s Christmas tree in the rotunda, the free event features live holiday entertainment, ornament making and a visit from Santa. There will also be cookies, hot chocolate and punch. bush41.org.
Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m. to noon. Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Guests can enjoy breakfast, cookie decorating and face painting with Santa and his elves. Admission is $24.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and younger. The event will also be on Dec. 14 and 21. Reservations are required. bit.ly/aggiehotelholidays.
Suzanne’s School of Dance presents Christmas at the Lake, 4 to 9 p.m. The Stella Hotel. The annual Christmas dance performance will also have a cup of hot cocoa. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
The Museum of the American G.I. presents History in Motion, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic tanks, vehicles and artillery will be running and on display. Demonstrations will be throughout the day. Tickets range from $5 to $10.
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station is hosting Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, 4 to 6 p.m. The Real Estate Gallery, 4121 Texas 6 S., College Station. Along with photos with Santa, guests can also enjoy free cookies, milk and complimentary gift wrapping.
Aggieland Adventure Zoo & Safari Park presents Santa’s Safari, all day. The special event features a live Nativity, themed Christmas talks, live music, pictures with Safari Santa, face painting, train rides, hot chocolate and apple cider and more. www.aggielandsafari.com/special-events.
Christmas Memories on Main Lighted Parade, 6 p.m. Downtown Brenham. Features twinkling floats. jingle.cityofbrenham.org/.
38th annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive. The event features quality artists and craftspeople. There will be booths with homemade jewelry, wearable art, ceramics, homemade jellies, salsa, and more. www.facebook.com/pg/christmasartsandcraftsshow/about/?ref=page_internal.
A Christmas Story, 7:30 p.m. The Unity Theatre in Brenham. The play will continue next weekend. Prices range from $19 to $27. unitybrenham.org.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, 7 p.m. Navasota Theatre Alliance. Tickets range from $7 to $14. The play will continue through Dec. 15. navasotatheatre.org.
Frozen Jr., 7 p.m. The Theatre Company. For more information, visit theatrecompany.com.