Events / Awards



More rooms are available at the Lone Star Santas 2020 Roundup Rate!

Due to high demand, We have secured additional rooms at the LSS Roundup Rate, as we have sold out of the original block we reserved! To reserve your rooms at the Lone Star Santas Round Up special rate please use this secure link:

You can also contact our Embassy Suites representative Jasmine Thompson, to ensure you’re booked at the LSS room rate at


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 Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas, at the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel.

This year’s theme is “Conveying Christmas in a Changing World”, and we will be exploring how we can best adapt to the challenges Change creates for all of our Brothers and Sisters. A great line up of informative and value based educational presentations and breakout workshops are planned, as well as a wide variety of Christmas community exhibitors. While attending Lone Star Santas Roundup 2020 stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel includes a spacious and comfortable suite, a hot made-to-order breakfast each day of your stay, free parking and Airport Shuttle service to nearby Dallas Fort Worth Airport. You can stay for up to three days before and after Roundup, if you would like to visit and explore the area. While more rooms have been secured, we suggest you register and make your reservations as soon as you can.


We are offering a special Early Bird Registration of $157 per person, if you register before January 31, 2020. After that date, the registration will be $183 per person, which is still less than many other groups are charging. So, if you can, register before January 31 and Save!

Your registration includes all you can eat Saturday lunch buffet and Saturday dinner buffet,. All day beverages and morning ‘break snacks’ as well.

Many other conferences, educational workshops and events charge much more, the Round Up committee is working diligently to create a very value based educational and entertaining program, with some notable speakers.Up to 12 topics during 4 ‘breakout’ sessions (4 topics each) on Saturday! 24 Exhibitor Booths! A fun and educational ‘Style Show’ Friday night, The Spirit of Christmas Legacy Award Presentation and Variety Show will be held on Saturday. Click (or copy link) to get your early-bird discount

Lone Star Santas Roundup 2020 is an exceptional value compared to the many other wonderful gatherings, schools being offered; and located in Grapevine, Texas; the very center of the country. So if you have the interest to come and learn, share experiences and make lasting friendships with others who wear the red suit or dress, register and please come, we know you will enjoy, find it helpful and educational.



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.

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