The City of New Braunfels invites everyone to ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 20 with the arrival of Santa Claus beneath 100,000 twinkling lights in our historic downtown. The dazzling display of low-energy and sustainable LED lights stretches through downtown and will remain lit for the holiday season. The community is invited to join in the ceremony and countdown to the illumination, where Mayor Barron Casteel will “flip the switch” to officially light downtown. Santa will arrive on a vintage fire truck. The evening will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with music provided by the Comal Community Band. Holiday treats and pictures with Santa on the bandstand will be available for purchase from the New Braunfels Downtown Association. Photos with Santa can be purchased for $10.00, cash only. Additional partners of this annual event include the New Braunfels Downtown Association and New Braunfels Utilities. For further information, contact City’s Parks and Recreation Department at 830-221-4350.