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2020 Winterfest

Date: Dec 04 - Dec 05, 2020

The magic returns at the

2020 Winterfest in Gonzales!
December 4th& 5th

Please see the schedule of events below:

Schedule of Events December 4, 2020

All Day:
Shopping in Gonzales

Santa’s Mailbox

Home Alone in the Square at 5:30 PM
With 2020 marking the 30th anniversary of "Home Alone," there's no better way to kick off our Winterfest Celebration than a featured movie in the square!

Sponsored by: Best Western Regency Inn & Suites & Texas Lodge of Gonzales

Jingle Mingle
**Christmas specials at participating Businesses & restaurants. Late night shopping in downtown Historic Gonzales. Businesses will be open late!

Jingle Mingle

Participating Businesses will be open for late night shopping & beverages while the kiddos watch Home Alone.

Home Alone

We want to thank our Sponsors!
Best Western Regency Inn & Suites & Texas Lodge of Gonzales.
Without your generosity, we could not provide the community events we all love!


Schedule of Events December 5, 2020

All Day:
Shopping Downtown
Santa's Mailbox (located at 304 Saint Louis)

9:00 AM: Breakfast with Santa

Rotarian Breakfast with Santa Drive-Thru

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Cook-Off Check-In
Gonzales Noon Lions Chili, Bean and Stew, & Bloody Marys Cook-off

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Architecture Tour
Preservation Gonzales presents their first Architecture Tour in Historic Gonzales

: Artificial Ice

  • Ice Skating
  • Snowzilla JR.
  • Snow Globe Live

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Jump -N- Fun

Plinko Game

10:00 AM to Close: Santa's Local Market
Food Trucks
Baker Boys
Pink Food Truck
La Bella Tavola
Sweets On the Streets

Arts & Craft Vendors
Purple Cactus Potteri Come & Go Ornaments
Cookie Decorating Contest
Photo Booth
Face Painting
& More

12:30 PM: Cook-Off Turn in: Bloody Mary

1:00 PM:
Cook-Off Turn In: Beans

1:30 PM:
Cook-Off Turn In: Chili

2:00 PM:
Cook-Off Turn In: Stew

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Ty Dillon
Live music by Ty Dillon

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Carriage Rides
Join the Buggy Barn Museum for a magical ride through historic Gonzales!

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM: Dance Recital
Recital by Studio E

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Lighted Christmas Parade
Downtown Historic Gonzales

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Mayor Connie Kacir & Miss Gonzales Grace Morgan
  • With Special Guest, Ty Dillon

Miss Gonzales & Royal Court Info:

8:00 PM - Close: Pictures with Santa

Santa will be available for photos with the kids right after our Annual Lighted Parade, so stop by and see him!

8:30 PM – 9:15 PM: Glory Road

Live Music Brought to us by Glory Road after the tree lighting ceremony!

6:00 pm - 9:00 PM: "Stars in the Village"
Experience Christmas as if you were alive in the early 1800’s at the Pioneer Village Living History Center! Candle Making, Popcorn & Smores from the fire,

Parade Route/Other Helpful Maps

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ty Dillon

2:00 PM  - 5:00 PM Ty Dillon

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ty Dillon

Singer/Songwriter from San Antonio, Texas.

8:00 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony

Please join us for a special ceremony this year as Mayor Connie Kacir lights the town Christmas Tree & is joined by special guests: Miss Gonzales & Ty Dillon

9:00 AM - Rotary Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Sleigh my name! Sleigh my name!
The Polar Express Pancake Plate Sale is kicking off Winterfest again this year!
Pancakes, sausage and orange juice or milk
To-go plates only $5.00
Saturday, December 5, 2020 outside First United Methodist Church, tickets at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce starting late next week.
Socially distanced Santa & Sleigh for sELFies!!!

9:00 AM - Lion's Cook-Off

Gonzales Noon Lion's Cook-Off

Gonzales Noon Lion's Cook-Off

Gonzales Noon Lion's Cook-Off in conjunction with Main Street Winterfest Celebration!
$15 entry per category!
Chili, Beans, Stew and Bloody Mary's
Registration/Check-in 9-10 am, Alcalde Hotel
Turn in Times: 12:30 Bloody Mary's, 1:00 pm Beans, 1:30 pm Chili, 2:00 pm Stew

10:00 AM - Arts/Crafts Vendors

Purple Cactus Potteri
Join us this weekend at 2 locations! Come to the shop to visit/ take pics w/ our Gingerbread Man or in our new sidewalk cutouts AND for ornament decorating on the square

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tickets $35/each or $10/location
Last Tour at 5:00 PM
(830) 263-4663

10 AM - 9 PM Artificial Ice Skating

Artificial Ice Rink

Artificial Ice Rink

HOW IT WORKS: Synthetic ice consists of a unique plastic polymer that best resembles the consistency of the world’s largest white cutting board. Our outdoor, indoor, and anywhere ice skating rinks are fitted together like
a giant jigsaw puzzle in 4’ X 8’ synthetic ice sheets. We then treat the ice panels with a lubricating solution that reduces contact friction and enhances the glide and speed of the skating experience.
Tour Gonzales!

Tour Gonzales!

Thank You, Tour Gonzales, for being a #Sponsor of the 2020 Winterfest Celebration 

10 AM - 9 PM Snowzilla Slide & Snowglobe Live

Snowzilla JR

Snowzilla JR

Snowglobe LIVE

Snowglobe LIVE

Jump -N- Fun

3:00 PM - 8:00 Carriage Rides

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Carriage Rides

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Carriage Rides

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM we will have carriage rides with the owner of the Buggy Barn Museum, Dennis Moore!

5:45 PM - 7:00 Studio E Recital

7:00 PM Annual Lighted Parade

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For more information:
Call: Liz at 830-672-2815 or 830-263-0118
E-Mail: lreiley@gonzales.texas.gov
**With the pandemic still lingering, we are encouraging attendees to continue extended cleanliness measures. Personal prevention practices (such as handwashing, staying home when sick, maintaining 6 feet of distance, and wearing a mask) & environmental prevention practices (such as cleaning & disinfection) are important ways to prevent the virus’s spread.
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