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About Us

About the Festival

The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Marcos, Texas, is proud to bring you the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival! Founded in 1987, the Sights & Sounds of Christmas strives to provide the San Marcos community and surrounding areas with an exciting holiday celebration for all. Each year the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival begins the week after Thanksgiving and runs Wednesday-Saturday for two consecutive weeks.

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    Entertainment Booking: Amber Walsh

    Media Contact: Daniel Guerrero

    Volunteer Contact: Claudia Cruz

    We Make Sights & Sounds Possible

    David Case head shot

    David Case

    President
    Elva Zdeb

    Elva Zdeb

    Vice President, Guest Experience

    Amber Walsh

    Officer, Secretary
    Jason Dixon

    Jason Dixon

    Officer, Treasurer

    Tommy Curtis

    Immediate Past President
    Brian Olson

    Brian Olson

    Past President
    Jude Prather

    Jude Prather

    Director, Fundraising
    Kristyn Ganze

    Kristyn Ganze

    Director
    Christmas lights dance across a bridge over the San Marcos river

    Rick Doria

    Director, Biscuit Operations
    Christmas lights dance across a bridge over the San Marcos river

    Claudia Cruz Hidrogo

    Director, Volunteers
    Drew Wells

    Drew Wells

    Ex Officio, Non-Voting
    Catherine Marler head shot

    Catherine Marler

    Ex Officio, Non-Voting
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    Jessica Ramos

    Ex Officio, Non-Voting
    Bert Stratteman

    Bert Stratemann

    Ex-Offico - Operations
    Katherine Contreras head shot

    Katie Contreras

    Director
    Christmas lights dance across a bridge over the San Marcos river

    Jo Anna Gilland

    Director, Sponsorships
    Christmas lights dance across a bridge over the San Marcos river

    Celeste Avonne

    Director, Gift Shop

    Rodney Cobb

    Ex-Officio
    Illustration of an elf boy

    Oscar Hairell

    Ex-Officio
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