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Christmas time is here

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Sanata Clause waving and spreading christmas joy to the crowd at the College Station Christmas Parade Dec. 2, 2023

College Station kicked off the month of December with its first ever Christmas Parade.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, College Station held its first Christmas Parade, which began at Post Oak Mall and concluded at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park.

Uplifting the fun holiday spirit, guests enjoyed sounds from the Aggie Band, decked-out floats and an appearance from Santa Claus himself. Attendees watched from the side as fire trucks, horseback riders, motorcyclists and more paraded through the streets. The most classic Christmas carols and songs played simultaneously, and parade participants passed out candy and bells to children watching along the street.

Several organizations, schools and groups participated in the parade, boosting the variety and diversity of participants.

The parade not only uplifted the spirits of the attendees, but also of the participants, Olivia Thomas said.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the College Station Christmas Parade reflected just that,” Thomas said. “It was great to participate in the parade and see the diverse group of people who lined the streets to attend.”

The parade ended with a beautiful lighting ceremony in Central Park and many relished the sight of festive lights.

After the parade, many attendees stayed to enjoy the Christmas in the Park event which included photos with Santa, delicious hot cocoa and many other foods and holiday treats.

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Sydnei Miles
Sydnei Miles, Head Life & Arts Editor
Sydnei Miles is a communication sophomore and journalism minor from Houston, Texas. She began reporting for The Battalion in the fall 2022 semester covering culture and community events happening on and around campus. Since January 2024, Sydnei has served as The Battalion's head Life & Arts editor and previously served as the assistant Life & Arts editor for some of the spring 2023 semester and for the fall 2023 semester.
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