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Reservations for Francis The Elf Yard Visits

That time of the year is almost upon us, and with the change of season comes to some old friends who have come back to visit.

Francis, the traveling City Elf, is back for his third year and is ready to tour the community and visit the homes of his elf friends who are visiting from the North Pole.

Francis, the traveling Elf, was created as a fun hide-and-seek elf for the community to find throughout the City, but after a fun and simple request from a local family, it turned into so much more.

So, this year, Francis is getting a little more organized so he can visit as many of his friends as possible before he returns to the North Pole.

Children and their elves will recieving 1 small present for the house hold, this year, francis will be deliving a "growing your own flower" kit, a personalized letter and other small fun gifts. 

Starting Monday, November 20th at 6 PM, residents of Nolanville will be able to reserve one spot for a yard elf visit. 

The visits will begin on December 1st and end on the night of December 23rd.

To reserve your free spot, head over to Francis’ Eventbrite here, find the date you want, click reserve, and fill out the simple questions.

For more questions and information, contact Francis, the Elf’s handler, Jennifer Shidler, at 254-698-6335 Ex. 4 or via email at


This activity is free to sign up for, but donations are always accepted to help share the fun and spirit for all 23 households.

2023 Keep Nolanville Beautiful Holiday Lighting Contest

Join us for the 2023 Keep Nolanville Beautiful Holiday Lighting Contest! Get into the festive spirit and showcase your creativity by participating in this exciting event. We invite you to light up your homes with dazzling holiday decorations and spread joy throughout the community.

Event Details:

  • Judging Date: 12/18/2023
  • Time: 8PM


Categories will be:

· Classic/Traditional

· Show Stopper/Over The Top (The Griswold Award)

· Best use of a Theme


Register your home by December 14th to be included in the judging on Monday December 18th.

Register your home through our Eventbrite page:

Winners will be announced on December 19th.

Participation rules: You must reside in the City of Nolanville to be eligible. Lights and decor must be visible from the street and make sure your lights are turned on for the event. We will be sending out reminders prior to judging.

December Craft Corner

Join us for a fun craft corner at City Hall from 12:30-2 PM On Saturday December 2nd. This group is open to residents age 10+, and no crafting skills are necessary! The teacher will lead the group, and you will leave having had time to spend time with others in the community and a fun project to take home! Cost is only $5 per person and includes all materials, light snacks and games!

Spots are limited to 10, so call to confirm your spot(s) at 254-698-6335 or email

A Nolanville Tradition Continues: Letters to Santa
The Nolanville Police Department Santa's Mailbox will be out at Nolanville City Hall (101 N 5th Street) Starting the day after Thanksgiving, November 24th, 2023.
The Mailbox will be open to all Nolanville residents under the age of 12 to write letters to be personally delivered to Santa.
The box will be located outside City Hall from 11/24-12/13 so be sure to get your letters in on time!
As most of you know, those who write letters often get a special visit from Nolanville PD, City Staff & the Nolanville Fire Department, on one night in December. While the requests in the letters can't always be fulfilled, we try to ensure that every child gets a toy to make their holiday season special!
The date of the delivery parade will be announced closer to Dec. 13th.
Finally, Year after year, many residents graciously request to help with donations for the kiddos who write letters. If you wish to do that, please send us a message here or email Jennifer at or contact City Hall at 254-698-6335 for more details.
The Nolanville PD & FD will always accept donations of toys, gift bags to help us package the toys up for delivery & small stuffed animals for the Grinch to hand out to the kids who come outside during the delivery night parade!
Thank you for everyone who makes this event such a special one every year for our community members!

Free Film Screening of "Our Texas, Our Future" Presented by HEB

Keep Nolanville Beautiful and the Nolanville SMART Museum is inviting you to gather with us for a very special screening of the new H-E-B Presents: Our Texas, Our Future Film series, a five-part original documentary celebrating Texas’ beautiful State Parks, resilient wildlife, and the Texans helping conserve and protect them.
This screening will feature raffle give aways, snacks and other goodies, courtesy of H-E-B as well as other fun activities and tours of the newly renovated SMART Museum. This event is Free to the public and all are invited! 
Date: Tuesday December. 5th
Time: Doors 5:30pm- screening 6pm
Place: Nolanville SMART Museum, 408 N 10th Street

Meet Me At The Corner: Grinch Fest

Saturday December 9th 5-8PM

The Grinch is back, and his mission is clear, to stop the Holidays from coming to Nolanville. But we the community will not stand for it! Join us as we celebrate anyways with ugly holiday sweaters, live band, smores & Hot Chocolate, heaters out for warmth and much more to be announced. 

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