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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Downtown Courthouse Lighting and Shop Small Nov. 30

Aerial photo taken of Historic Hays County Courthouse with holiday lighting installed

The public is invited to celebrate the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony and Shop Small Saturday on November 30 at the Downtown Square in San Marcos. 

Visitors are invited downtown to enjoy Shop Small Saturday throughout the morning and afternoon at area small businesses and restaurants. The San Marcos Main Street Program is hosting a complimentary gift-wrapping station beginning at 5:30 p.m. for any gift purchased at a downtown business.

Entertainment will also begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Courthouse grounds, 111 E San Antonio St., with County Judge Ruben Becerra serving as emcee for the lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. The Courthouse will be lit with holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. and Santa Claus will visit the Courthouse Rotunda soon after to hear the children’s wishes and pose for parent photos.

Donations of unwrapped gifts will be accepted for families in need through Brown Santa, organized annually by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. Visitors will be able to watch the donations fill Santa's sleigh at the event. Donations by cash, check, credit and debit cards will be accepted. 

New this year is a mailbox in Kissing Alley dedicated to holiday letters. Visitors are invited to bring a holiday card or to write one on-site at the Main Street Card Station. All letters submitted on Nov. 30 will be sent to Hays County military personnel who are deployed. After Nov. 30, the mailbox will be installed in Kissing Alley for the public to send holiday letters to loved ones.

Event collaborators include San Marcos Main Street Program, Hays County, Downtown Association SMTX, Hays County Sheriff's Office Brown Santa, Hays County Veteran Service Office and VFW, Gary Job Corps in San Marcos, Hays County Constable's Office PCT 1 and Family Members of the 4th Battalion - 133rd Field Artillery Regiment.

For event information, contact jfalletta@sanmarcostx.gov. For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov. 

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