In 1838, during the early days of the Republic of Texas, a group of Rangers established this town under live oaks near the Guadalupe River. They eventually named it in honor of Col. Juan N. Seguin, a Texas Senator and Tejano patriot who had fought against the brutal Mexican dictator, Santa Anna. He was known as the "Paul Revere" of the Alamo, one of General Sam Houston's messengers, who was sent to warn the settlers in this area of Santa Anna's coming attack. This triggered the "Runaway Scrape" in which settlers fled their homes to escape the certain carnage. For his brave act, Juan Seguin is no less than a hero, saving the many lives of men, women, children and the elderly who had settled in this region east of the Alamo.
The next year, Juan Seguin visited this town, newly named for him, where he paraded through the streets in uniform and on horseback, with his sword raised, to accept this honor. A bronze statue erected in the town square portrays him on that visit. Juan served as a Texas U.S. Senator from 1836 through 1840.
the Holidays in Downtown Seguin
Dec 4, 6:30
Lighted Christmas Parade
Lighting of the Town Square
Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.
Dec 5, 5:30-8:30pm
Cocoa Sip ' Stroll
Buy a mug and sample homemade cocoa at each participating shop. Enjoy SNOW, live entertainment, carriage rides, food booths in Central Park.
Photos with SANTA
at Court Street Coffee Shop
Dec 6, 10am-4pm
North Pole Stroll
Family fun in Central Park includes SNOW, ornament & cookie decorating, photos with SANTA
Dec 6, 1-5pm
Holiday Heritage Tour of Homes
Tour 7 homes including "True Women" author's house
Refreshments at First Church
$10, tickets at Gift & Gourmet, Keepers, Cascades and Chamber
Dec 7, 10am-4pm
Handmade Arts & Crafts Bazaar
Coliseum, 950 S. Austin St.