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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.

Contact Us

Entertainment Booking: Amber Walsh

Media Contact: Sam Brown

Volunteer Contact: Claudia Cruz

We Make Sights & Sounds Possible

Board of Directors

Tommy Curtis

President
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David Case

Vice President
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Catherine Marler

Secretary
Jason Dixon

Jason Dixon

Treasurer
Brian Olson

Brian Olson

Past President
Drew Wells

Drew Wells

Ex-Officio
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Oscar Hairell

Ex-Officio

Rodney Cobb

Ex-Officio
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Amy Cogdill

Director, Santa Photos
Bert Stratteman

Bert Stratemann

Director, Park Liason
Elva Zdeb

Elva Zdeb

Director, Guest Experiences
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Jessica Ramos

Director, Vendors
Jude Prather

Jude Prather

Director, Fundraising

Kathleen Chomel (CTMC)

Director, Santa Logistics
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Katie Contreras

Director
Kristyn Ganze

Kristyn Ganze

Director

Committee Members

Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle

Santa Claus
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Charlie A. Natal

Committee Chair, Chief Token

Amber Walsh

Committee Chair, Entertainment
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Rick Doria

Committee Chair, BISCUITS
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Claudia Cruz Hidrogo

Committee Chair - Volunteers
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Samantha Brown

Communications - MEDIA CONTACT
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Jo Anna Gilland

Committee Member, Fundraising
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Ashley Rose

Committee Member, Drink Concessions
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Celeste Avonne

Committee Member, Santa's Gift Shop

Rebecca Rounds

5K Race Director

Matthew Worthington

Committee, Jingle Bell Run
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