Santa’s Wonderland Features Largest Outdoor Christmas Attraction In Southern U.S.
Of course it does because it’s in Texas.
The main attraction is the Illuminations Ice Arena (new for 2020), which is illuminated by thousands of Christmas lights. The location is College Station, which is better known at the home of Texas A&M University.
“While this won’t be a typical year, we still plan on hiring 1,200 team members, revealing our biggest expansion in park history, and letting our guests enjoy more acres, more snow, more lights, and then all the other wonderful holiday events awaiting them in College Station,” said Santa’s Wonderland owner Scott Medlin.
Santa’s Wonderland hosts more than 300,000 visitors annually from across the nation and is poised to welcome even more travelers, thanks to an expansion of the event’s attractions. In addition to the ice rink is Santa’s Farm, a second Trail of Lights with hand-crafted Texas light displays, tunnels and a live nativity scene.
The event is in partnership with Visit College Station, the city’s tourism board. As such, it is now a part of enjoy Christmas in College Station, a series of holiday events at College Station restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment venues. C
hristmas in College Station offerings range from Howdy Holly-Days at Northgate and the Holiday Artisan Market at Century Square, to Movies at Olsen Field and the city’s traditional Christmas in the Park.
“Strategic, forward-looking partnerships like this will allow us to help boost College Station’s hospitality industry and overall economy during a challenging time,” said Kendra Fry, Senior Director for Visit College Station. . “We’re ready to welcome our guests and help them create wonderful memories.”