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Holiday Events in San Marcos

December 2, 2019

The turkey has been consumed, you’re down to the last slice of leftover pie and now it’s time to focus on all the excitement December brings! These fun events and activities are sure to get your family into the holiday spirit.


Holiday Glass-Bottom Boat Tours

December 7-8, 13-15 & 20-22

The Meadows Center

Enjoy a 50-minute holiday lights cruise to see the amazing display at Spring Lake. Complimentary cookies and hot beverages will be provided.


Sights and Sounds of Christmas

December 4-7 & 11-14

San Marcos Plaza Park

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas is perfect for the whole family. Check out the arts and crafts, simulated ice-skating rink, food court, Lil’ Town of Bethlehem and holiday music.


TXST Jazz Ensemble: The Nutcracker

December 5

Evans Auditorium at Texas State University

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn created highly original jazz arrangements of the Tchaikovsky classic--performed by TXST Jazz Ensemble


Wine and Wassail Walk

December 6

San Marcos Downtown Square

Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer in historic downtown San Marcos. The event features a progressive tour of retail and restaurants serving a variety of wines, homemade wassail and hors d’oeuvres.


VocaLibre Holiday Concert

December 6 & 7

Performing Arts Center at Texas State University

Join VocaLibre for another inspiring night of music across genres and generations. "We Are Human" will explore all that we have in common just under the surface and offer enough holiday spirit for all.


Holiday Wonder Express and Wonder-ville Market

Every Saturday in December

Wonder World Park

Enjoy heart-warming Christmas music in the cave, hot chocolate on the holiday wonder express train ride through Whoville and grab a photo with the man in red himself.


A Merry-Achi Christmas

December 8

Performing Arts Center at Texas State University

Traditional mariachi music will be performed, as well as Christmas classics in a mariachi setting. This concert features performances by Mariachi Nueva Generacion, Mariachi Lince de Oro and the Youth Mariachi program, Mariachi Infantil.


Winter Family Fun Day

December 14

The Meadows Center

Get into the winter spirit with nature themed crafts and activities that are fun for all ages!


Jingle Bell 5K & 1K Kids Run

December 14

San Marcos Downtown Square

Jingle all the way through Downtown San Marcos for the Jingle Bell 5K and Kids 1K Run. All fitness levels welcome. Everyone will be given jingle bells to wear and holiday attire is encouraged.