Santa Sightings

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There are so many events it is hard to keep track of them all for you and your family to visit and participate in the excitement of the holiday season. #technobaby, #woodbytedad and I are going to go on a train ride where we will meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Here are some of the events that caught my eye where Santa might be spotted and may be a specially magical event for you and your family.

North Pole Flyer


This special 2.5 hour excursion on a real train features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, all-you-can-drink hot cocoa and a locally baked holiday cookie. Each car is decorated for the season where passengers enjoy a live reading of the North Pole Flyer book-our railroad’s own Christmas Story! The professional Santa will spend time in each car to “check your list twice”, and pose for photographs before handing out a gift to each child to remember this special ride!

For more information or to schedule a train ride go to their website: http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/special-events/north-pole-flyer/


401 E Whitestone Blvd C-100, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Sights and Sounds


This event is in San Marcos and we are excited to join our family from New Braunfels to have a good time hanging out and perhaps seeing Santa.

There is a 5K, carnival rides, a town of Bethlehem, petting zoo, an ice skating ring and so much more. All from Tuesday November 29 – Sunday December 4.

For more information or to buy tickets go to their website:

401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666

Santa in the Garden


The Austin Area Garden Center is hosting Santa in the Garden 2016. Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. Tasty treats & fun crafts. Enjoy shopping in our Chrysalis Gift Shop and get 20% off the entire store during the event. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this special event. Free with garden admission: $1 child & senior citizen, $2 adult Austin resident, $3 nonresident.

For more information: https://www.austintexas.gov/event/santa-garden-2016

December 3rd @ Zilker Botanical Gardens

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