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 parks are operating at a limited capacity. Reserving a day pass in advance is highly recommended since some parks will reach their capacity limit, especially for special events. Day passes can be reserved 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. Our holiday events have been re-imagined to ensure everyone can follow recommended social distancing guidelines. Please follow any posted rules, including wearing a mask when inside buildings or when gathered with others. Local and statewide limitations and restrictions 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 2019 Texas State Parks Ornament features Palo Duro Canyon

This year's ornament spotlights the ever-growing sport of kayaking, featuring Sea Rim State Park! Get yours starting November 23 for $19.95 (plus tax, shipping and handling). The ornament is available exclusively for purchase online. Learn more about new ornaments here, or see designs from past years.

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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