Holidays in the Parks

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Celebrate the chill in the air, the smell of a campfire and quality time with friends and family. Let Texas State Parks add something special to your winter holidays. Join us for an event, or choose from these unique gifts.


Holiday Calendar

A holiday event at a Texas State Park

Try your hand at a craft project, go on a holiday scavenger hunt, decorate a campsite, or sip some hot cocoa on a hike. The list goes on, see all events on the holiday calendar, download the Christmas in the Parks brochure, or pick up a printed copy of the brochure at your nearest state park or Texas Travel Information Center.

When planning a trip to a Texas State Park keep in mind that holidays are popular times to visit parks. Reserving a day pass in advance is highly recommended since some parks will reach their capacity limits, especially for special events. Reserve day passes online or over the phone by calling (512) 389-8900.

Wishing you a Safe and Healthy Holiday

The health of our visitors is of the utmost importance. Social distancing and wearing a mask when inside buildings or when gathered with others is encouraged. Local and statewide limitations and restrictions may apply, these rules may change rapidly and could force an event to cancel or be modified.

Please call the park directly or check social media for updates before departing for your visit.

Holiday Gifts


The 2021 Texas State Parks Ornament features Palo Duro Canyon

This year's ornament a majestic longhorn, from the official state longhorn herd and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site! Get yours starting November 29th for $19.95 (plus tax). The ornament will be available exclusively for purchase online. Learn more about the  new ornament here, or see designs from past years.

State Park Merchandise


New this year! Enjoy the Texas State Park Store experience from the comfort of home! Shop for a variety of exclusive, state park branded merchandise. These products make great gifts for the state park lover in your life. These featured products will be available for purchase beginning November 29th with new items being added regularly.  

Gift Cards

A Texas State Parks Gift Card

Redeem these gift cards for park passes, entry and overnight fees, in-store purchases and more. gift cards can be purchased online, by calling the Customer Service Center at (512) 389-8900, or at most state parks. Shipping and handling fees apply to online and call center orders. Gift cards must be sent to the address on the purchasing customer's profile but are fully transferable.


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