Nearby Hotels

The Saint Martiane
The River House Retreat
Casita Olivita in Historic San Marcos
Trips, Treks & Adventures San Marcos Itineraries

Sights and Sounds (week one)

San Marcos Plaza Park

Enjoy four full evenings of holiday festivities in San Marcos. Highlights include carnival rides, arts & crafts, pictures with Santa, local school performances, live nativity scene and a food court. Gates at 5:00pm nightly.

Santa will arrive 4 nightly in a variety of ways for the schedule please click HERE, Admission: $5 nightly or $15 8-Day pass, Children 12 and under free.


What's Near Here?

San Marcos Plaza Park

Located on the banks of the San Marcos River, the park is 5.1 acres with hike/bike trails, wooden deck, large permanent stage (available for special events), and the Fish Hatchery Building (available for rental). 

Veramendi Plaza

One of the most scenic, historic and popular parks in San Marcos, Juan Veramendi Plaza is known for its iconic gazebo, the Charles S. Cock House Museum, the Merriman Cabin, the Dr. Gwen K. Smith Fountain, and the tree-lined pathway to the Riverwalk.

Merriman Cabin

The historic Merriman Cabin was built in 1846 by Dr. Eli T. Merriman (1815-1867), a Yale graduate and 1838 Texas settler.