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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Sights & Sounds of Christmas to Implement Clear Bag Policy

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The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival, hosted by the Sights & Sounds Foundation and in partnership with the City of San Marcos, will return to San Marcos Plaza Park and City Park on Dec. 4-7 and 11-14.

Hosting its 33rd year, the festival will strengthen existing security measures by implementing a clear bag policy.

Bags allowed into the festival will include: clutch purses smaller than 5.5 inches-by-8.5 inches, clear bags smaller than 12 inches-by-6 inches-by-12 inches, and one-gallon plastic freezer bags. An exception will be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags after proper inspection at the entrances. All bags will be subject to inspection.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: backpacks, camera cases, mesh bags, purses, tinted plastic bags, oversized tote bags, binocular cases, and printed pattern bags. This policy is subject to change.

Clear bags are available for purchase through two of the organization’s local sponsors, H-E-B and Amazon.

Limiting the type of bags allowed into the festival will help maintain a safe environment and enhance guest experience. Attendees may be subject to search in order to enter the festival grounds and are encouraged to plan their arrival time accordingly if attending specific performances.

Festival highlights include: live entertainment, free photos with Santa, an ice skating rink, petting zoo, carnival rides, thousands of lights, Santa’s Jingle Bell Run 5K and Kids 1K, and more. For information and updates, please visit www.sights-n-sounds.org or www.facebook.com/sightsandsoundstexas.

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