Family Time In New Braunfels

Holidays in New Braunfels

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to this charming oasis, located conveniently between San Antonio and Austin in the stunning Texas Hill Country. Unique shops, quiet cafes, and lively bars line our tree-shaded streets, while several fascinating museums and walking tours help keep New Braunfels' history alive. Our arts scene thrives with galleries, studios, concerts, and plays.

Generations of families and Winter Texans have made it a wintery tradition to enjoy many of New Braunfels' winter events. Take a walk through a Winter Wonderland of decorated Christmas trees and wreaths at the Festival of Trees, Enjoy the Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Arrival, Visit St. Nikolas while he makes his appearance at the Sophienburg, listen to carolers, and enjoy Christmas lights underground at the Natural Bridge Caverns, take a ride through the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and see how over 500 animals take on Christmas. Gruene Historic District’s Santa, Cowboy Kringle will be ready to take photos with you and the littles, A Christmas greeting by the Heritage Trail Ride Associations riding through Gruene at the 20th Annual Gruene Pony Express ride.

Just up the road, you’ll find historic Gruene (pronounced “Green”), featuring the oldest dance hall in Texas! Whether you’re looking to join the festivities, shop, dance, or dine, make New Braunfels your next vacation getaway.

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