Holidays in the Parks

 Photo of old house with Christmas decorations - superimposed are the words "Holidays in the Parks"
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.

Holidays are popular times to visit parks. We highly recommend reserving day passes in advance to guarantee entry, especially for special events. Reserve day passes online or over the phone by calling (512) 389-8900.

Holiday Gifts


Ornament in the shape of Texas with dots for each park

The 2023 Texas State Park Ornament features Texas with a distinct laser-cut dot for everyone of Texas’s 89 state parks. Get yours starting Nov. 20 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. 

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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