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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
Illustration of an elf girl

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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