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

Your state parks are dressed up in their holiday finest with wreaths, lights, luminaries and more. 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.

Enjoy a candlelit tour, take a jolly walk with Santa, or spend your solstice outdoors in nature. Try your hand at a craft project, taste a delicious holiday cookie, learn to pull taffy, or demo some Dutch oven cooking. The list goes on!

Holiday Gifts


The 2019 Texas State Parks Ornament features Palo Duro Canyon

This year's redesigned ornament features the Lighthouse of Palo Duro Canyon State Park! Get yours starting November 25 for $19.95 (plus tax, shipping and handling). New this year, 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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