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Santa on the Square

  It's Time for Santa on the Square in Saint Jo!

It's Time for Santa on the Square in Saint Jo!

This year's Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce "Santa on the Square" Celebration will be on Saturday, December 8, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm. 

This year's celebration will include crafts for the children, a Live Manger, a 42 Tournament, and a Parade, as we anticipate Santa's.

Here's the schedule of events:

2:00 – 4:00  

Crafts for the Children   

Live Manger   

42 Tournament - see details below   

Family Photos


Parade - Want to be part of the fun?  See additional details below 

Cookies, Coffee, & Hot Chocolate provided by Saint Jo's  Century Club


Christmas Caroling by Saint Jo Children's Choir and Sacred Heart Children’s Choir


Dinner with Beans & Ham and Cornbread provided by Saint Jo Chamber of  Commerce

Prize Raffle - see additional information below. 

In additional to our traditional pictures with Santa, we will also have FREE family photos at the event.  And of course, children shouldn't miss their "goody bag" after telling Santa exactly what's on their list. 

Merchants and building owners are decorating their windows to bring in the season, so come early and join the fun.  All crafts and food at the event are FREE!!

42 Tournament

Want to be play some 42?  Our 42 tournament will begin at 2:00 pm in the Chamber Building.  Entries are for individuals only (no teams).  Entry fee is $10 per person.  Prizes in addition to bragging rights are First Place $100.00 | Second Place $75.00 | Third Place $50.00.  To enter and receive a complete set of rules email the Chamber at  Or click here for rules: 42 Rules

Goodies, Treats and Entertainment

Christmas music will be playing from the gazebo. Gift bags for the children will be handed out by Santa himself and photographs will be taken. The Chamber will serve complimentary beans and cornbread.  The Century Club will also provide hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies during the event. The Chamber invites everyone in Montague county and surrounding communities to attend.

Raffle Prize Drawings

With over $2,000 in prizes available, be sure and get your tickets!  Tickets are available at the First State Bank in Saint Jo, Saint Jo ISD, City Hall and from Chamber Board Members.  Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 tickets for $10.00.  We will draw for prizes at the end of the evening.  You do NOT have to be present to win!!  

Join the Parade! 

Entries for the parade will need to be submitted by December 2, 2017. Entries can be lighted or not lighted.  Entries will need to arrive no later than 3:00pm on December 9 in the vacant lot north of Leeton Phillips house.  Parade rules and regulations will be received when you turn in your entry.  The parade will begin at 4:00 pm.  Prizes for the Parade?  First Place $100.00 | Second Place $75.00 | Third Place $50.00

Please contact Dick Crist at 940-249-1712 or for parade entry information.  Entry form is attached.

Earlier Event: December 6
Century Club Meeting
Later Event: December 12
City Council Meeting