Letters to Santa with H-E-B

It’s the holiday season, y’all! We kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with our annual (and totally free) Santa on the Terrace event presented by H-E-B on November 25. While kiddos and families waited in line to talk to Kris Kringle, H-E-B gave them a chance to write their wish lists down. Santa’s a busy man, you know, so it’s never a bad idea to tell him out loud and with ink.

We pinky promise that we dropped these letters in the mail with plenty of time to make it to the North Pole, but not before we captured some of our favorites 👇


Nylani listened to their mom this year! That’s definitely a step towards the nice list. We’ve got a good feeling about their wish for a flamingo and a unicorn 🦄


Edan cleaned their… something? And wants a turtle and a dinosaur this year. Same.


Three pieces of free art, plus being nice and doing chores? We’re into it! Olivia is definitely getting a Monster High doll and a Barbie dream house.


Beau helped people through hard times this year! And he wishes people “alot or happyness.” Our hearts are signed, sealed, delivered 💝

FROM ???

And then there’s this. Rock on, my dude. I bet we’ll see you playing The Drop-In in no time.


Chase “held the door ALOT” this year. That’s a straight ticket to the nice list if you ask us!


Trash patrol and a clean room? We’re gonna work really hard to make snowflakes stick around for you, Lily.


And last but not least, one for the grown ups out there. A 750 credit score sounds divine ✨

There you have it! We don’t know about y’all, but we think alll these kids are on the nice list this year.

We’re able to put on 16 totally free events — including Santa on the Terrace — every single year because we have support from neighbors like H-E-B. When they say “no store does more,” they’re not kidding!

Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro


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