'Tis the Season for Fun...In New Braunfels

New Braunfels prides itself on mixing Old Country values with Hill Country charm. The blended culture is full of depth, flavor and fun! And at no time is this more evident than during the holidays. Downtown New Braunfels sparkles merrily to life with the annual tree lighting ceremony (and a visit from Santa!) in November. As December rolls around, locals and visitors alike flock to the central plaza for Wassailfest, the Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade and the annual caroling jubilee.

‘Tis also a great time to finish up (or start) your holiday shopping. The streets of New Braunfels are lined with unique shopping opportunities, from boutiques to antiques, chic fashion to rugged Texana — and everything in between! Weihnachtsmarkt, Christkindlmarkt and Gruene Christmas Market Days offer the perfect chance to find truly unique gifts for everyone on your list.

Those looking for some rootin’ tootin’ excitement are bound to love the Pony Express Ride and photos with Cowboy Kringle up in nearby Gruene. Others can hope to jog off a few extra helpings of holiday cheer at the annual Comal Cops for Kids Turkey Trot 5k and the Chosen half-marathon. Or just cheer from the sidelines with a cup of delicious hot cocoa.

Whether you prefer the jingle of sleigh bells or spurs, you’ll find a spectacular variety of holiday activities… in New Braunfels.

Downtown Lighting & Santa's Arrival

The annual Downtown Holiday Lighting and Santa’s Arrival is a free event celebrating the spirit of the holiday season in Downtown New...

WEIHNACHTSMARKT 2018

Pronounced Vy-noks-markt, this New Braunfels tradition offers the charm of the open-air Christmas markets of Germany, except indoors....

Gruene Christmas Market Days

Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade...

Christmas at the Caverns

Unique holiday experiences that celebrate the sights and sounds of Christmas with the natural beauty of the caverns. A portion of...

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Kick off the season right! Packages available. A portion of the profits from photos taken on November 17 and 18 will benefit...

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K

Set in the heart of Central Texas between Austin and San Antonio, Chosen is a perfect destination race to add to your calendar. Join...

17th ANNUAL GRUENE PONY EXPRESS RIDE

Gruene Historic District will receive Pony Express riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels at 10:00 am....

2018 Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot

Enjoy an exhilarating 5k run/walk through the Gruene Historic District hosted by Comal Cops for Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3)...

GRUENE TOWN LIGHTING

Watch as Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and lights Gruene for the Holidays. We'll be celebrating with live musical...

Wassailfest

The annual Wassailfest celebration is held annually on the first Thursday of December and features food, shopping, wassail sampling,...

Christkindlmarkt

This 2-day event promises visitors a German inspired open air Christmas market complete with food, drink, German inspired craft beer,...

NBRW Christmas Tour of Homes

Mark your calendar for the 25th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes – Saturday, December 1, 10:00am~3:00pm. You can purchase tickets...

The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade

We are so excited to present "The Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade" for a 3rd year. It is the mission of The NB Christmas Committee...

38th Annual Caroling On The Plaza

Join us for Caroling On The Plaza, 2nd Friday of December. Music, singing, fellowship and candlelighting. It's a gorgeous event and...