Celebrate the Holidays at Texas State Parks
The chill in the air, the smell of a campfire, the laughter of friends and family over a shared meal…there’s no doubt the holidays are a special time of the year. This season, escape the shopping centers and the routine office parties, and celebrate the holidays at a Texas State Park. With more than 60 themed events happening in every corner of the state, you’re sure to find something to make this special season a little brighter for you and your family.
Festive and Fun
Hitting the road this holiday season? Download a copy of our “Christmas in the Parks” brochure and plan your next visit. From hayrides and hot cocoa to historic homes and farms decked out for the holidays, there’s something fun happening close to you. You can also pick up a printed copy in most Texas State Parks and all Travel Information Centers.
Check out our online calendar of events for an up-to-date schedule of special events happening across the state.
Ornaments and Gifts
Make Texas State Parks part of your holiday tradition. The limited edition Texas State Park ornaments are highly collectible and ready to ship. Parks highlighted in 2015 include Blanco State Park, Mustang Island State Park, and Brazos Bend State Park. Now in its 14th year, the State Park ornament program showcases the beauty and diversity of the Texas State Park system, these ornaments are available exclusively though the State Park Customer Service Center by calling (512) 389-8900. Individual ornaments are $8.95 each, or get the set of three for $19.95 (plus tax, shipping, and handling). Ornaments arrived boxed and ready to make a great gift! Quantities are limited, allow up to 10 business days for shipping.
Need to find that perfect holiday gift? Many State Parks have stores stocked with unique gifts suited to every taste and budget. Can’t decide? Give the gift of State Parks with the State Park Gift Card. These cards can be issued in any amount and can be redeemed for State Park Passes, facility rentals, store merchandise, and entrance fees at any Texas State Park. Purchase a gift card valued at $75 or more, receive your choice of any one of the three 2015 Holiday ornaments! You can pick up a Gift Card today in any Texas State Park, or call the Customer Service Center at 512-389-8900 and have it shipped. Visit the Shop Outdoors page for more gift ideas.
*Free ornament promotion only available by phone; not available in parks. Tax, shipping and handling still apply. Discount may not be combined with any other offer
Park Pass Promotions
Share your love for the natural beauty and wilderness of Texas with friends and family and give a Texas State Parks Pass. Until December 19th, you can order the pass online through Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and get $5 off the standard price. They'll even send a gift-wrapped certificate directly to your recipient! From nights under the stars to afternoon swimming trips, your family and friends will have a whole year to discover the best Texas has to offer and unwrap the wild.
Coming Soon! The Texas State Parks Official Guide
Our gift to you —the new, free mobile getaway guide to all 90+ state parks. Find your perfect destination on your Apple or Android device. You can search by activities, overnight accommodations or amenities such as RV hookups or kayak rentals. Plus, the app offers downloadable facility and trail maps, and driving directions to parks near you.
Get a Notification When It’s Available.