Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Give Thanks in Gruene!

First and foremost, we want to say a big THANK YOU to our loyal fans, guests and customers who help us to make Gruene such a special place. We couldn't, and wouldn't, do it without you! 

Although most businesses in Gruene Historic District give their hardworking employees time to be with families on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of ways to come celebrate and give thanks during the week of Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 27th - - Come out to the Hall with the family to do a little dancin' the night before Thanksgiving. Aaron Watson will be strummin' some killer tunes, and quite a few shops are open late. Don't forget to pick up your Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at the Gristmill...don't worry, we won't tell 'em it's not homemade! 

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th - - While most businesses are closed, there is still fun to be had in Gruene with the Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot. Sign up and registration begins at 6:30am, 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30am and the 1/4 Mile Kids Turkey Chase begins at 10am. Fun for the whole family!!! 

Friday, November 29th - - Gruene is back in action so skip the crowds and come spend Black Friday with us!! Shop local, and while you're at it, snap a shot with Cowboy Kringle who will be in town from 10am - 5pm for pictures with the kids, pets or the whole family. Enjoy live music during the day at The Grapevine and Gruene Hall, then stick around for Bob Schneider at Gruene Hall in the evening!

Saturday, November 30th - - Small Business Saturday!!! We may be biased, but everyone loves a locally-made Texan gift! Come shop at over 30 unique shops ranging from home decor and antiques to pottery and Texas-made wine! And don't forget your Kringle Cash! We promise, it's better than the mall! Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights will be at the Hall that evening. 

Sunday, December 1st - - Close out your weekend on a high note...not only will we have live music at the Hall all day, but we've got a special treat in store at The Grapevine at 2pm. Don't miss the Bah Humbug performance - 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!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cowboy Kringle is coming to Town!!

We're makin' our lists, checkin' them twice...gonna find out who's naughty or nice...Cowboy Kringle's comin' to town!!

Hard to believe, isn't it? But it's true, the holidays are more or less here. And with the Holidays in Gruene come one of our favorite Texas characters...our own brand of Santa, Cowboy Kringle.

Donning specially made chaps and a cowboy hat, Cowboy Kringle represents a true Texan Santa Claus, and fits in perfectly in good ol' Gruene. Cowboy Kringle's the friendly sort, and he will be available for holiday photos with the kiddos, pup or the whole family on weekends beginning Saturday, November 16th in the breezeway between The Grapevine & Gruene General Store. For a full list of dates and hours, click here.

And before you see him, make sure to stock up on your Kringle Cash to have a little extra spendin' money when you make your way to Gruene. Everyone deserves a little treat during the holidays, even if they've been naughty!

To kick off the holiday season, we thought we'd share some of our favorite photos of the Man in Red with you! HO HO HO!!!