Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate Christmas “Texas-Style”? Well, come to Gruene and let us show y’all what the holidays are like around here with festive events, music every day, shopping and dining to please both the young and young at heart!
Oh, do we have some traditions you will not want to miss! First, find the perfect gift at our 30+ unique shops or at Old Gruene Market Days, create a holiday memory with Gruene’s very own brand of Santa, Cowboy Kringle, and run off those holiday pounds at the Gruene Turkey Trot.
Then, if that doesn’t get you in the spirit of the holidays, make sure to check out “Bah Humbug”, the wonderful performance put on by one man. It's Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with an amazing twist — one actor plays all the roles in this powerful tale of hope & compassion! Award-winning stage actor Damian Gillen transforms before your eyes into all those beloved characters...from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, in this magical and imaginative re-telling of the holiday classic. Great fun for the whole family!
December 1st, start off the morning as Pony Express riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association carry a special “Christmas Greeting” from the Governor of Texas. A temporary post office will be set up to cancel stamps with a commemorative Gruene stamp! Then, feel like a kid again as Cowboy Kringle rides into town that evening on horseback, passing out candy canes to the kiddos and lighting up Gruene for the Holidays. We'll be celebrating with live musical performances and festival food and wine available for purchase. Afterwards, get some holiday shopping done at Gruene's 30+ stores, cozy up to a fireplace for dinner at the Gristmill, head over to Mozie's for a cold one, or stop by the Hall for the show that evening featuring Carolyn Wonderland & GuyForsyth Holiday Roast.
Now to those that need some cold weather to run, we have a Jingle Bell Run just for you! This 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Ks event held December 10th benefits a local charity. Don’t forget your warm clothing! Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club.
Our entire Gruene traditions kickoff Saturday, November 17th with the Market Days benefiting Communities in Schools. And lasts through the New Year.
Come hang your hat in Gruene!