We hope you got your holiday season in San Marcos off to a wonderful start. Here are a few more things happening in San Marcos or nearby that will sure to keep the holiday spirit going!
Santa’s Jingle Bell Run 5 K and Kids K
Get a little fresh air, a little exercise, and a lot of holiday music as Santa’s Jingle Bell Run features holiday music on the route. The run will take you through downtown San Marcos and the Historic District. A 1K option is available and that will run through the Sights and Sounds Festival.
The race takes place on December 11 from 9 to 11 am. Wear your best Santa outfit and you could win a prize! Sign up to race or volunteer. Visit Santa’s Jingle Bell Run Facebook page for updates and details.
Ford Holiday Boat Caroling in San Antonio
Less than an hour away from San Marcos is the Ford Holiday Boat Caroling in San Antonio. Here’s your chance to sing in the holidays by caroling with friends and family from a boat on the River Walk. The adventure starts at the International Center Building (River level) at 203 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205.
You can also watch and sing from the banks of the river or at a restaurant patio. Each caroling boat does one lap around downtown. The boats will randomly stop at restaurants. You can see a map on the website as well as folders with music lyrics. Yes, they mean it when they say everyone will be caroling!
Austin Trail of Lights
It started as a small gathering in 1965 known as the “Yule Fest” as a gift to the city of Austin from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. For almost 60 years, Austin Trail of Lights has welcomed everyone to the community-wide celebration filled with 70 displays, 2 million lights, and holiday activities. The event is now one of the largest in Austin.
Austin Trail of Lights returns in 2021 as a drive-through event. Check out the Event FAQs for all the things you need to know. It’ll be worth the trip from San Marcos as you’re sure to create plenty of new memories.