No cash will be accepted inside the park except at Santa’s Gift Shop.
Introducing Magic Money Band
The Sights & Sounds of Christmas is excited to announce a new and easy way to pay for rides, games and food at the Festival!
The Magic Money Band is an electronic token system held on a Magic Money Band, using an RFID chip. Magic Money Bands are reusable and re-loadable, so you can enjoy them throughout the Festival this year and for years to come! Reload your band using the Magic Money App, Magic Money Kiosks or Magic Money Stations located throughout the fairgrounds.
Reusable bands are $2 which is deducted from your initial purchase. The bands can be loaded in increments of $10, $20, $40, $60, $80 or $100 for first-time purchases and reloaded for any amount after. Any remaining credits can be reused the following year. Purchased an Unlimited Ride Band? You will receive a Magic Money Band that can be loaded with money for rides, games and food using the App, Kiosks or Stations.
Benefits of Magic Money Band
Magic Money Band FAQ
Where can I purchase these new electronic tokens?
Electronic tokens are issued by way of a Magic Money Band. These bands can be purchased at the Fairgrounds.
Where can I use my Magic Money Band?
Your Magic Money is good for any ride, game or food vendor on the Fairgrounds.
What are credits good for?
Credits can be used for rides, games or food vendors on the Fairgrounds.
What is the average credit per ride?
Rides and games range from 2-5 credits.
How long are my credits good for?
Credits carry over from day to day during the Fair. If you have extra credits on your Magic Money Band at the end of this Fair, bring it back next year for more thrills.
How do I reload credits?
There are three ways you can reload credits: visit a Ticket Booth, download the Magic Money app or visit a Magic Money kiosk.
Can I use my Magic Money Band every day?
The Magic Money Band is based on credits, as long as you have enough credits you can use your Magic Money Band any time during the Fair! Additional credits can be loaded anytime during the Fair.
*The Unlimited Ride band is only valid for the day of purchase. You can purchase additional Magic Money for more Fair fun!
What if I lose my Magic Money Band?
If you lose your Magic Money Band, visit your closest Magic Money Ticket Booth and they will assist you.
Can I get a refund on credits I don’t use?
Credits are non-refundable, but they don’t expire. You can use your credits another day or next year.
Parking & Shuttle
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Free Parking & Shuttle
Don’t fight for parking! From 5pm until 11:30pm each night, Sights & Sounds of Christmas provides plenty of free parking and bus pick up/drop off services in the Strahan Coliseum parking lot (also known as Bobcat Stadium West Parking Lot).
Paid parking is available in:
- Edward Gary Parking Garage for $3 per hour – 419 N Edward Gary St, San Marcos, TX
- First United Methodist Church – 129 W Hutchison St, San Marcos, TX
Shuttles will not be running to and from the above paid parking areas. Festival grounds are a short walk east.