Your Guide To Celebrating The Holiday Season In Bryan – 2020


There’s still plenty of holiday cheer in Bryan this year! With festive events, luxurious accommodations, delicious eats and drinks, and plenty of good tidings and joy to be found– we’re ready to welcome everyone to our cozy little community!

Enjoy free, family-friendly events in Bryan all season long.

Celebrate The Season At Free, Family-Friendly Events

The holiday season in Bryan is a time of music, laughter, and cheer for the whole family. Even 2020 can’t stop us from celebrating the magic of the season! Check out our list of 5 free, outdoor holiday events coming up in Bryan.


For even more events & activities throughout the season, visit bryantx.gov/holidaysinbryan for a community event calendar & details on all things festive in Bryan.


Snuggle up in style at one of our local hotels

Snuggle Up In Style At A Local Hotel

After a day filled with so much laughter and joy, you’ll need a comfy place to rest as visions of sugar plums dance in your head. Luckily, we’ve got accommodations for every budget and lifestyle! Click here to find the perfect hotel for you.


Did you know we have one of the Top 3 Hotels In Texas right here in Bryan? The Stella Hotel was recently named the #3 hotel in the entire state by Condé Nast Traveler.


The Bryan Holiday Lights Map allows businesses & residents to showcase their holiday displays

Make The Season Bright With A Holiday Lights Tour

Grab some hot cocoa, put on the holiday tunes, and bring the family along for a self-guided holiday lights tour around the city! The map will feature both businesses and residences decorated for the season all over Bryan.

Visit bryantx.gov/holidaysinbryan to access the map & start planning your route.

Local shops & boutiques are the perfect spot for holiday shopping

Deck The Halls With Holiday Decor From A Local Shop

Support locally-owned businesses & find festive decor at retail shops throughout Bryan! Merchants like Bird’s Nest Gifts & Antiques and Old Bryan Market (pictured above) are known throughout the Brazos Valley for their beautiful, handpicked items.

Visit downtownbryan.com to plan out your holiday shopping experience.

Campfire Restaurant is open & ready to serve you!

Gather Round The Table With Those You Love Most At A Local Restaurant

Restaurants throughout Bryan are open & ready to serve your family! Just like local retail establishments, it’s important to support our locally-owned restaurants this holiday season.

Sample the seasonal brews at Blackwater Draw Brewing Co., try one of Texas Monthly’s Best BBQ Bites at All The King’s Men, or grab a delicious brunch at 3rd on Main. Food really doesn’t get more fresh than what you’ll find on the north end of Downtown, where Ronin serves up delicious bites from their own farm! Looking for something a little more upscale? Christopher’s World Grille, Madden’s Casual Gourmet, and Campfire Restaurant (pictured above) serve some of the finest dishes around. You definitely won’t be disappointed.

Local businesses are following state & local safety guidelines, including mask requirements. Please stay safe & support local this holiday season!

Messina Hof Winery & Resort is one of the most-awarded wineries in the state

Unwind At One Of The Most-Awarded Wineries In Texas

Founded on the cornerstones of family, tradition, and romance, Messina Hof Winery & Resort has held its place as a Brazos Valley staple since its start in 1977. The Tasting Room at Messina Hof Winery showcases its immense wine selection suitable for any palate. Among these award-winning wines, there is a reserve selection of ultra-premium and library wines you cannot get anywhere else.

Guests can also enjoy:

  • Wine Flights & Weekly Specials at The Wine Bar
  • Tours & Shopping in The Tasting Room
  • Fine dining at The Vintage House Restaurant
  • Weekend getaways at The Villa Bed & Breakfast
  • Special events and festivals all year long

Learn more at messinahof.com

Give The Gift Of Fun At Aggieland Wild Animal Safari

Take advantage of the mild Brazos Valley winter & head out on an adventure you’ll never forget! Aggieland Wild Animal Safari is home to a 250-acre drive-thru safari, 20 acres of walkthrough zoo, and dozens of species of exotic animals.

Make friends with a giraffe or 2, feed a herd of zebras, and watch as otters splash and play on their slide. Don’t miss out on their Black Friday discounts! Click here for details.


Ready to plan your holiday getaway in Bryan? Book your stay here.


These are just a few of the many experiences you’ll find in Bryan. Follow along on Facebook & Instagram for information on events, things to do, and inspiration to help you discover all the best that Bryan has to offer this holiday season!


Meet The Blogger

Chris Riggins

Chris is the Destination Marketing Manager for Destination Bryan. Originally from North Texas, Chris has called Bryan-College Station home since 2014. Chris is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University’s Recreation, Park & Tourism Science program. When he’s not telling you about the restaurant he tried this weekend that was “SO good,” he’s probably talking about his dog or taking photos of a Brazos Valley sunset.

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