Local Holiday Celebrations Get Underway

Deck the halls…and the trees, too. The annual Christmas in the Park Celebration is officialy underway.

This is the 22nd year that Central Park has been turned into a winter wonderland . More than a million lights shine every night until 11 p.m. You can always visit Santa while your there, and new this year is ornament decorating for the kids.

They were also in the holiday spirit at Sue Haswell Park. The annual Holiday Magic event is put on by local Clear Channel Radio stations and the city's Parks and Rec Department.

In addition to the lights and games, there was Arctic Mountain, a snow-covered hill for sledding.

The festivities continue at Haswell Park tomorrow. Here's what you can find there:

Schedule of Events for Saturday, December 2:
9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Rudolph Run and Brunch with Santa, Children's Museum of the BV
10 a.m. - Live entertainment and vendors, Palace Theatre, Downtown Bryan
2 p.m. - Car show, Downtown Bryan
6 p.m. - Jingle Bell Jalopy Lighted Parade, Downtown Bryan
7 p.m. - Tree lighting ceremony at the Carnegie Library, Downtown Bryan
7:30 p.m. - Awards for best-decorated downtown merchants
7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. - Carriage rides by Hidden Oasis Carriage Company
8 p.m.-10 p.m. - Jingle Bell Rock concert featuring Midnight Express, Palace Theatre