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Friday, December 3, 2021

2021 Gonzales Winterfest Celebration

December 3rd - December 5th

December 3rd - December 5th

Christmas Angel Entertainment Sponsor - FLOAT FEST

We are so grateful to the crew at FLOAT FEST for being the largest sponsor of the 2021 WINTERFEST CELEBRATION!


Texas Farm Bureau
Main Street Winterfest
Main Street Winterfest
City of Gonzales
Gonzales Main Street
Energy Waste
Gonzales Main Street
Crew Men's Store
Main Street Winterfest
DuBose Insurance
Main Street Winterfest
Main Street Winterfest
Texas Lodge
Main Street
Sage Capital Bank

Sponsor Level - Santa's Reindeer

The magic returns at the

2021 Winterfest in Gonzales!
December 3RD - 5th

#Christmas2021 #CelebrateWithUs #ComeAndDiscoverIt #GonzalesWinterfest #Santa #BumbleAppearance #GonzalesMainStreetExperience #TheGrinch

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD - Free movie in the square


All Day: Shop Small in Gonzales

FREE CHRISTMAS MOVIE: The Grinch at 6:30 PM: The Grinch has become as much a part of the Christmas tradition as Santa himself. There's no better way to kick off our Winterfest Celebration than a featured movie in the square! FREE Movie in the Square for anyone and everyone to attend! Please bring blankets, chairs, and your families to join the Gonzales Main Street in the Square for The Grinch!

Jingle Mingle: Christmas specials at participating Businesses & restaurants. Late night shopping in downtown Historic Gonzales.

Get your bracelets now and avoid the lines!



Please purchase your tickets in advance if you like to skip lines...

......Yup, we knew you were a naughty line skipper!

Purchase in advance for the Carriage Rides, Ice Rink, Dual Slide, & Snow Globe! Bracelets for the event can be purchased by QR code, Venmo, or by clicking this link!

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
Plates $8.00 PRE-SALE OR $10 AT THE DOOR
Saturday, December 4, 2021 outside First United Methodist Church, tickets at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce starting late next week.
Socially distanced Santa & Sleigh for sELFies!!!

9:30 AM - 9:30 PM ICE RINK

9:30 AM - 9:30 PM : MASSIVE SLIDE

9:30 AM to 9:30 PM : SNOW GLOBE

7:00 PM - Lighted PARADE

Saturday, December 4, 2021 Schedule

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All Day:
Shopping Downtown
Santa's Mailbox
Stop by the Main Street Booth for materials

Rotarian Breakfast with Santa

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: COOK-OFF CHECK-IN
Gonzales Noon Lions Chili, Bean, and Stew, & Bloody Marys Cook-off

10:00 AM - Noon: Cookie Decorating Contest

9:30 AM - 9:30 PM:
Ice Skating on Independence Square
Jump -N- Fun Snow Globe & Monster Slide

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Carriage Rides
Join the Buggy Barn Museum for a magical ride through historic Gonzales!

10:00 AM to Close: Santa's Local Market & Food Trucks

Arts & Craft Vendors
Purple Cactus Potteri: Come & Go Ornaments
Dress Up Photo Booth - Selfie Station - Please tag @Gonzales Main Street
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: Historic Homes Tours
Brochure & More info, click here!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Dance Recital
Recital by Studio E

6:30 PM - Parade Line-Up

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
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: Live Music after the tree lighting ceremony!

6:00 pm - 9:00 PM: "Stars in the Village" (***REQUIRES TICKETS***DIFFERENT COST THAN BRACELET)
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, all located at, Pioneer Village!

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Carriage Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Carriage Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Carriage Rides

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM we will have carriage rides with the owner of the Buggy Barn Museum, Dennis Moore!

Jump -N- Fun Party Rentals

7:00 PM Annual Lighted Parade

8:00 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony

8:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Tree Lighting Ceremony

8:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 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 & Royal Court

Parade Route/Other Helpful Maps

Event Map

Event Map

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
Bloody Mary, Turn in Time 12:30, $15
Stew, Turn in Time 1:00, $15
Beans, Turn in Time 1:30, $15
Local Chili, Turn in Time 2:00, $15
CASI Chili, Turn in Time 2:30, $15

Lion's Cook-Off Form

Ice Skating

December 4th 9:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. & December 5th from Noon to 6:00 P.M.

December 4th 9:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. & December 5th from Noon to 6:00 P.M.

Please join us on the ice Saturday, December 4th from 9:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M.

5:00 PM - 6:00 Studio E Recital

Schedule of Events December 5, 2021

All Day: Shopping Downtown
Santa's Mailbox (located at Gonzales Inquirer)

Noon to 6:00 PM:
Ice Skating
Classic Cruisers Car Club

2:00 - 6:00 PM:
Carriage Rides
Historic Homes Tours
(tickets are located at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, 414 Saint Lawrence)


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For more information:
Call: Liz at 830-672-2815 or 830-203-1705
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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