In the past 27 years… Christmas in the Park has hosted more than 2.5 million visitors 168,000 cups of hot chocolate distributed 314,000 cookies distributed Countless family traditions!
Christmas in the Park A family tradition FREE for everyone to enjoy Family oriented environment Non-commercial atmosphere Originality-Light displays all designed, made, and installed by city employees Hospitality Excitement or tranquility-whichever you needed!
2011 a Year of Transition Stephen C. Beachy The Wolf Pen Central Park will Creek Corridor will have The Tower of have Power and a small ◦ Holiday Happenings drive through light ◦ Lights display with signage ◦ Entertainment directing guests to WPC! ◦ Retail ◦ Philanthropy ◦ PARKING!
Making the Move: Christmas in the Park has outgrown Stephen C. Beachy Central Park due to lack of infrastructure and space WPC affords the city the opportunity to grow Christmas at the Creek into the premiere holiday festival of the Brazos Valley Expansion for performers: WPC provides a proper stage for performers, better visibility and other entertainment options Growth in participation from community partners in retail, non- profit, and volunteerism Nearby shopping and restaurants AMPLE PARKING IS AVAILABLE!
What do we have to offer? The Brazos Valley’s Premier Holiday DestinationEntertainment Shopping HayridesActivities Live Nativity SantaFree Cookies and Hot Chocolate ParkingAccessibility Energy Traffic Ease MusicFood Shopping Crafts Balloon art
What do we have to offer? The great elements from the past – PLUS Three entertainment stages Better and appropriate facilities More parking and space for events Upscale art sale (Partnering with ACBV) Baking contest expansion and presentation Budget savings A little snow A bit of crafts and some joy jumping Daytime decorations Expanded reservations for photos with Santa Community partners “Presents with a Purpose” And more!
Presents with a Purpose Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach Family Promise of BCS Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club Twin City Mission BVCASA Voices For Children SARC Project Unity Health for All Prenatal Clinic MHMR Scotty’s House SOS Ministries
What do we have to offer? Pet NightCostume contests photos with Santa K-9 Unit Demo activities with local non-profits pet parade
What do we have to offer?Baking Contest –exhibition, art, semi-pro, kids! Expanded Sponsorship with Kroger
Distribution ofHoliday Happening Guide and Table TopBoxes HHG TTB ◦ 30,000 inserts in ◦ 3000 Hotel Rooms The Eagle ◦ >300 Restaurant ◦ Thanksgiving week tables in Kroger shopping ◦ Starbucks/Kroger bags café tables ◦ 2800 to performing ◦ Participating groups merchants ◦ 1500 to “presents” ◦ Post Oak Mall food groups court ◦ Participating merchants