Events / Awards

Lone Star Santas® Annual Round Up 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021

Come, Meet and Learn with

Santas from All Over Texas!

Lone Star Santas Round Up is held each year to help all of us who convey Christmas to learn, have fun, share experiences, and make friends for years to come. Folks from all over the country are invited to join us in San Marcos at  Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa.

Round-Up 2021’s theme is “Keeping Love, Hope, and Joy Alive Through the Stories of Christmas.” The goal of Round-Up 2021 will be to help those that convey Christmas to improve their individual presentations of the spirit of Christmas, both in and out of season. The Embassy Suites & Conference Center and Spa in San Marcos, Texas will host Round-Up from April 29 through May 2, 2021. A great line up of informative and educational presentations is being planned, as well as an wide variety of vendors.

Your Roundup registration will be $200 per person and includes all programs and events, plus an all you can eat Saturday lunch buffet and Saturday dinner buffet, all day beverages and morning ‘break snacks’ as well. A fun and educational ‘Style Show’ will be presented Friday night, The Spirit of Christmas Legacy Award Presentation and Variety Show will be held on Saturday.

To register for the event click below:

Several fun events are included in Roundup and the committee is inviting you and and yours to be a part of those events. 

LSS Style Show – Friday April 30th 

BRING YOUR COOKIES! LSS Cookie Competition – Saturday May 1st 

LSS Variety Show –  Saturday Night May 1st

Your Lone Star Santas Roundup 2021 stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel includes a spacious and comfortable suite, a hot made-to-order breakfast each day of your stay and free parking. 

To reserve your rooms at the Lone Star Santas special rate of $144/night, please click or copy this secure link into your browser:

Many other conferences, educational workshops and events charge much more and the Round Up committee is working hard to create a very educational and entertaining program, with some notable speakers.

If you attend only one event this year, make it
Lone Star Santas Roundup 2021.



Presented By Lone Star Santas

During the course of Lone Star Santas activities as Santas, Mrs. Claus, Elves and others who are dedicated to the ‘joy of being Santa’, there was a realization that there are many others in our neighborhoods, communities, state, and region that share the same joy. They probably don’t look like most of us in the Lone Star Santas organization, but hold to the same principles and have the same joy of giving, not just at Christmas but year around.
Lone Star Santas came to the realization that we should somehow recognize these folks and let them know that some of Santa’s greatest helpers, Lone Star Santas, are watching them maintain their position on the ‘good list’ by doing good for others. This good, coming from their hearts, demonstrates that these individuals do have the Spirit of Christmas in their actions, and ensure their good deeds will be a lasting legacy so that others will feel the same spirit fill their hearts and do kind, good and wonderful things. We hope that this award helps affirm to these individuals that what they do, and how they act is a gift from God, and they have been touched with a ‘giving heart’ in the true Spirit of Christmas and will create a legacy forever in time.



Over the past few years, we have created and presented the ‘Spirit of Christmas Legacy Award’ to several people.

2015 Tony Gullo

Tony is the owner of Gullo Motors with three auto dealerships located in Conroe, Texas.  He is well known for his Christmas Spirit and huge Santa heart providing many of his philanthropic efforts to the children and families of Montgomery County.

Tony has also presented $30,000 to our ‘Convoy of Toys’© charity support.

The first award was a glass award.  We since have elected to use a walnut plaque as shown next.

2016 Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale

Mattress Mack is a legionary, energetic and giving businessman from Houston who owns and operates the Gallery Furniture retail chain.  He is most generous to families who have been affected by disasters.  His giving spirit continues to support our Mission of providing Love, Hope and Joy to Children and Families Affected by Natural Disasters.

2017 Sadie Keller

Sadie is a young lady who suffered with cancer.  However, as well as being a fighter, she collected toys to give to her fellow patients through her many years in hospitals.  Fortunately, she recently was declared free of cancer.  She has continued to be recognized by many with her giving spirit.

2018 Gordon Hartman

Gordon Hartman, inspired by daughter, Morgan, established the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation.   They created Morgan’s Wonderland, the Academy at Morgan’s as a special place for individuals of all abilities to learn and have fun together.  Gordon is an example of Empathy, Compassion, Kindness and Giving while spreading Love, Hope and Joy throughout the San Antonio community.

2019 Scott and Phil Medlin – Santa’s Wonderland

Let it be known that Scott and Phil Medlin embody the true Spirit of Christmas.  They, along with their wonderful staff have created Santa’s Wonderland … the Largest Christmas attraction in the state of Texas.  In over 20 years, Santa’s Wonderland has been a special place for families to enjoy over 3-Million Lights on a mile and a half long wondering trail, a life-sized Christmas Village, unique shops, live entertainment and a mouth-watering Texas-sized food experience.  And … of course … Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus spreading Love, Hope and Joy.  Let us all be led by their example spreading Christmas Joy and of supporting several local charities and organizations.

2019 Russell “Cheeto” Musquiz

Russell “Cheeto” Musquiz embodies the true Spirit of Christmas.  He, along with his beautiful wife, Mary and their wonderful staff have created Bull Printing Graphics.  Cheeto displays Love, Hope and Joy in everything he does and certainly displays the importance of family … not only with their employees but especially with their clients.  Lone Star Santas is fortunate to be part of this family.  We thank Cheeto for designing and wrapping two of our Convoy of Toys trailers, believing in our mission and for supporting us with several very successful toy drives.

2020 COMING SOON!!!!!