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State Parks: Christmas in Parks

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Barrington Farm Christmas

Barrington Farm Christmas

This is Passport to Texas

If you love the holidays and the outdoors, now through the end of the month, find Yuletide events at state parks.

08—We have the Christmas in the Parks brochure for 2013; inside it details over 40 different events that are happening across the state.

Thomas Wilhelm, with state parks, says park goers have a variety of events from which to choose, including: historic homes and farms decked out for the season, hikes with Santa, and decorating your campsites.

22—If campers want to participate in that, they have to register in advance. They have the opportunity to decorate their campsite for the season with lights – or whatever. A lot of the parks, then, offer hayrides to the public to go through the campground and see all the campsites.

What a blast. I wonder if they get any carolers out there.

You know, sometimes they do caroling on the hayride. They’ll have hot cocoa; it’s very festive.

No matter where you live in Texas, Wilhelm says a holiday event in a state park isn’t far.

13— That’s right. From El Paso with the Franklin Mountains and Wyler Arial Tram, all the way to the Gulf Coast with the battleship, all the way down south to the Birding Centers, or up North to Palo Duro Canyon – you’re going to find a Christmas even happening somewhere close to you.

You can find the Christmas in the Parks brochure at state parks, or download it before you hit the road at

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti