Archive for December 11th, 2012

State Parks: Christmas in the Parks

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Christmas Tree Lighting at LBJ State Park and Historic Site, photo by Bryan Frasier

Christmas Tree Lighting at LBJ State Park and Historic Site, photo by Bryan Frazier

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Across Texas state parks and historic sites are celebrating the holiday season. Our state park Guide Bryan Frazier has the inside scoop on holiday fun.

61— Christmas and the holiday season is one of the most popular times to visit a state park – and rightfully so. Most of the parks will decorate or have some holiday event. But there are several that are more signature events around the state. And this year we’ve got at LBJ State Park and Historic Site it’s their Centennial Celebration, which would have been the 100th birthday of Lady Bird. And we’re also doing the lighting of the state Christmas tree – it’s their 43rd year for that. It’s a tradition here in Central Texas. And then at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, they’ve changed up what’s a very popular event and given people an even greater reason to go there. Having Santa Claus and a hay wagon there and craft stations around Barrington Farm that would have been happening in the 1850s. And you can see all of those Christmas experiences from the 19th Century –so that’s a great event. And we have caroling events at Cedar Hill State Park and inside Longhorn Cavern State Park. Just check the activities page at or there are links throughout that page to find out these various events.

Thanks, Bryan.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.