“We are excited to be a part of Sights & Sounds again this year, and to team up with a great organization like the San Marcos Police Department Blue Santa makes it even better,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl.
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – For the first time, Central Texas Medical Center is teaming up with San Marcos Police Blue Santa to wrap gifts at the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival.
Volunteers from both groups will be accepting and wrapping toy donations for Blue Santa to deliver throughout the holiday season.
“We are excited to be a part of Sights & Sounds again this year, and to team up with a great organization like the San Marcos Police Department Blue Santa makes it even better,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl. “We are honored to help Blue Santa fulfill its mission of delivering Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.”
Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival attendees are encouraged to give back to the community by bringing an unwrapped gift of at least a $15 value (no stuffed animals please) to the CTMC booth any of the eight nights for a free cotton candy voucher. Adults and kids alike are invited to assist volunteers at the CTMC booth with wrapping gifts.
“Each year, Blue Santa aims to make sure everyone in the community feels the spirit of Christmas,” said San Marcos Police Department’s Cpl. Laray Taylor. “Thanks to generous donations and organizations like CTMC, we are able to put a smile on children’s faces.”
Blue Santa has been a San Marcos tradition since 1972 providing Christmas cheer to less fortunate children in the community by delivering toys donated or bought with monetary donations.
“This is exactly what Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival is all about: two outstanding San Marcos organizations coming together to serve the community during the holiday season,” said Tommy Curtis, President of Sights & Sounds Christmas Foundation. “We look forward to the Festival every year and are excited to host another wonderful holiday tradition again this year.”
Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival kicks off November 28 and runs eight days (November 28-December 1 and December 5-8) along the San Marcos River (401 E Hopkins St., San Marcos, Texas). From 5-11:30 p.m. each night, free parking and a shuttle services are provided in the Strahan Coliseum parking lot. There is also paid parking available about a five-minute walk in the Edward Gary Street Garage.