Advocate Advantage members (Victoria Advocate Subscribers) are invited to join us at the Leo J. Welder center for a holiday movie night and to bring your kids for pictures with Santa.

Those with any type of newspaper subscription, including all digital and home delivery plans, are invited to bring their young family members for a free visit and photo session with Santa Claus. A screening of the festive 1996 Christmas classic, "Jingle All the Way," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad and Phil Hartman, will follow. 

As parents and grandparents arrive with their children and grandchildren, they will fill out a form with information including the child's name, age and gift wishes for Santa for the newspaper.

One photo will publish in the front section of the newspaper each day from Dec. 1 to Christmas as part of the annual Christmas Child feature. Also on Dec. 25, the newspaper will print all of the photographs not yet published. A Victoria Advocate staff photographer will snap the images worthy of any newspaper front page, Christmas card or picture frame, and the photos will be available for purchase online.

The Welder Center will sell an assortment of snacks, such as popcorn and cookies, and beverages, including soda, coffee and water, at the concession stand.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pictures with Santa. The photos will be featured throughout the month of December in the Victoria Advocate leading up to Christmas.

The movie will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be open for drinks and light snacks.

The event is free but you must register online at


  • Occurred Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm


Leo J Welder Center for the Performing Arts

214 N. Main St.
Victoria, TX 77901

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