T he holiday season is upon us, and Texas is coming alive with holiday events for the whole family. From holiday light shows to magical train rides, your family will love celebrating the holiday season with these safe, festive events! Note: This list is current as of Dec. 22, 2020. Please check with event organizers for cancellations or schedule updates. Don’t forget to tag us on social media if you visit any of our Germania-sponsored events: Peppermint Parkway Date: Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021 (select nights) Time: 6 - 10:30 p.m. Location: Circuit of the Americas in Austin Circuit of the Americas’ Peppermint Parkway invites Central Texans to experience a one-mile driving attraction that will immerse visitors in millions of holiday lights synchronized to joyful holiday classics. Germania is donating $10 per every vehicle on select charity nights throughout December to support participating charities, including Operation Blue Santa, The Trail Foundation, Dell Children’s Medical Center, I Live Here I Give Here, and Emancipet. Candy Cane Lane Date: Nov. 27 – Dec. 26, 2020 (weekends only) Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas
The Polar Express™ Train Ride Date: Nov. 27 – Dec. 26, 2020 (select nights) Time: 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Location: Palestine Depot (789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801) All aboard! The classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg comes to life the minute the train departs from the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. Passengers will relive the magic of the tale as they are whisked away on The Polar Express™ with hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas carols, and a special gift from Santa. Santa’s Wonderland Date: Nov. 13 – Dec. 30, 2020 (all nights) Time: Hours vary Location: College Station (18898 Hwy 6, College Station, TX 77845) Get in the holiday spirit by driving through the 40 acres of light displays at Santa’s Wonderland. Visitors can also stop by Santa’s Town to visit with Santa, find some holiday gifts, or go on a hayride. Plus, write letters to Santa and catch the nightly snow that falls. 55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights Date: Nov. 12, 2020 – Jan. 6, 2021 Time: Daily at 6 p.m. Location: Marktplatz (100 block of W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624) Each night beginning at 6 p.m., visitors and locals alike can enjoy an approximately five-minute audio program that includes traditional holiday music, as well as the history of the iconic 26-foot German Christmas Pyramid and community Christmas tree. The audio program will conclude with a countdown to the lighting of all the holiday lights each evening through Jan. 6, 2021. NOON Year’s Eve Celebration Date: Dec. 31, 2020 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Don Harrington Discover Center in Amarillo (1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX 79106) Ring in the new year early at the Don Harrington Discovery Center. Beginning at 11 a.m., center staff will countdown each hour with a special science demonstration. Additional special activities will be going on throughout the day, so stop by to celebrate the new year with science fun.
Germania is partnering with iHeartMedia Dallas/ Fort Worth, American Airlines Center, and Ear Fuel Entertainment to host Candy Cane Lane, a zero- contact, family friendly drive-thru holiday experience. Guests can tune into a special playlist of music as they drive through the Silver Garage at American Airlines Center to view holiday lights, lantern characters, and participate in socially distant photos with Santa Claus. A portion of proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant Area Food Bank.. We are also highlighting a few longstanding events across the state (not affiliated with Germania), but we know there are many wonderful options Texans have in their own local communities! We would love to see how you spend the holidays. Tag Germania Insurance into local events that hold a special meaning to you and your family.
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