Sign Up for a Program

If you are interested in signing up for a program, or you’d like to view a listing of what’s available, visit our Online Signup website.

You may also contact us at 979-323-1660 or visit our office at:
1217 Avenue J
Bay City, TX 77414

Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook to keep up with event and program information!

Informational Flyer about the Claus Applause

It has been a blah year – Let’s end the year with light & joy and bring the Christmas spirit to Bay City!  Join us as we light up the city and celebrate the Christmas season!!  

We want to encourage residents and businesses to decorate for the holidays as part of Claus Applause.    


Contest Criteria

Residential Homes and Businesses within the City Limits of Bay City. 

Homes and businesses must be visible from the street.

By registering you give consent for your home/business to be publicized by the city and media.


Judging will occur December 7th – 10th.  

How To Enter

You can register at the Parks Administration Building, 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or register on-line at  Go to the Parks and Recreation page and click on register.  Registration deadline is Friday, December 4th



1st place – Claus Applause Banner for yard

2nd and 3rd place – Claus Applause Sign for window 

Winners of the Claus Applause will be announced on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and City Web Site on Friday, December 11th.