Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm


We’re excited to welcome you to one of the most anticipated holiday events in San Marcos – The Sights & Sounds of Christmas! Every year this family-friendly Christmas festival brings the holiday spirit to San Martians and visitors from across Texas and beyond.

Here you’ll find popular carnival rides for all ages, a variety of delicious festival food, live performances, and even a visit from Santa Claus. All events take place amidst a sea of beautiful Christmas lights spread throughout the park. Sights & Sounds has something for everyone to help celebrate the holiday season!



Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 5PM – 11PM

From bumper cars to the Ferris wheel, our carnival has something for everyone! Test your luck at one of the many games or get a rare view of the park from above on one of the soaring rides. Purchases can be made with Magic Money wristbands.

The Carnival at Sights & Sounds is open nightly Wednesday-Saturday during the event. Rides range in price from $1-$7.

Petting Zoo

The McCoy’s petting zoo is back and continues to be free for all Sights & Sounds attendees! Enjoy this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of animals, including llamas, lambs, goats, bunnies and more. Admission to the petting zoo is free and feed will be available for purchase.

Santa’s Gift Shop

Are you looking for unique holiday gifts? Santa’s Gift Shop has a variety of options with over 30 different vendors. With items such as decorated cookies, clothing, home decor and more, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Interested in participating as a Santa’s Gift Shop vendor? Please visit our Vendor Registration page .

Town of Bethlehem

Take a journey back in time as you explore ancient traditions of old Bethlehem. Experience live music, candle making and an opportunity to learn more about the history of Bethlehem.

Food Court

Feeling hungry? With over 25 different food vendors, there is a variety of options to satisfy your cravings during your visit to the festival. Whether you are looking for something savory or sweet, you’re sure to find a delicious treat on either side of the river. Interested in becoming a food vendor? Please visit our Vendor Registration page .

Scavenger Hunt

Participate in the Sights & Sounds of Christmas scavenger hunt for a chance to win a variety of prizes!

Reindeer Games

Kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy a game of life-size Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Tic-Tac-Toe and more at the Reindeer Games station! This free attraction is the perfect spot for those looking to take a break from the many other activities of the festival. Come enjoy an evening under thousands of color changing lights and family fun.

Ice Skating

Bring in the holiday season the right way! Ice skating with the whole family makes for perfect memories. It’s not every day that you get the chance to ice skate in Texas!

Pictures with Christmas Ponies

The Christmas ponies will be back this year for photos, so don’t forget to pack your hat and cowboy boots!

Performance Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:15pm: Barton MS Jazz Band
6:20pm - 6:40pm: Crockett Elem. Choir—Marc Haygood
6:45pm - 7:05pm: Crockett Elem. Peter Pan Jr.—Marc Haygood
7:10pm - 7:30pm: Goodnight Band
7:35pm - 8:00pm: SMHS Mariachi
8:05pm - 8:30pm: SMHS Guitar
8:30pm - 9:00pm: TXST Horn Ensemble
9:30pm - 10:00pm: Echos A Cappella
10:00pm - 10:30pm: Compañia Folkorica del Alamo Dance Company


FREE - Kids 12 and Under
$5 - Nightly Admission
$15 - 8 Day Pass

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