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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 Thursday-Saturday for two consecutive weeks.

Contact Us

    Entertainment Booking: Amber Walsh

    Media Contact: Daniel Guerrero

    Volunteer Contact: Claudia Cruz

    We Make Sights & Sounds Possible

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    David Case

    President
    Elva Zdeb

    Elva Zdeb

    Vice President
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    Teresa Laurderdale

    Officer, Secretary
    Jason Dixon

    Jason Dixon

    Officer, Treasurer
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    Rick Doria

    Director, Food Concessions
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    Claudia Cruz Hidrogo

    Director, Volunteers
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    Maraya Dunn

    Director, Guest Experience
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    Shawn Dupont

    Director, Drink Concessions
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    Matthew Worthington

    Director, The Jingle Bell Run
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    Celeste Avonne

    Director, Gift Shop
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    Katie Contreras

    Director, At Large
    Drew Wells

    Drew Wells

    Ex Officio, Non-Voting
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    Jessica Ramos

    Ex Officio, Non-Voting
    Bert Stratteman

    Bert Stratemann

    Ex-Officio – Non-Voting
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    Catherine Marler

    Ex Officio, Non-Voting
    Tommy Curtis

    Tommy Curtis

    Ex-Officio – Immediate Past President
    Brian Olson

    Brian Olson

    Ex-Officio – Past President