Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Pony Express Rides Again…into Gruene!

Ever heard of the Pony Express?
We’re sure you have, but just in case, here’ s a little history:

The Pony Express began on April 3, 1860 and only lasted about 19 months. By utilizing a short route and using mounted riders rather than traditional stagecoaches, letters traveling between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California were delivered in just 10 days. It was extremely fast for it’s time, but also extremely expensive. Once the telegraph arrived on the scene in October of 1861, the Pony Express became obsolete and ceased operation two days later.

On Saturday, December 2nd we will have our very own Pony Express stop! We will welcome riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels who will ride into our historic little town as members of the Pony Express. At 10 am riders will relay the official “Christmas Greetings” from the Governor of Texas. Immediately after, a pop-up US Post Office branch will be set up right next to Gruene Outfitters where you can get your stamps cancelled with the 2017 commemorative stamp representing Gruene. That means it’ll be postmarked Gruene, Texas! There is only one day a year our “post office” is in business and December 2nd is it!

Once you’ve had those Christmas cards stamped hang around for pictures with Cowboy Kringle and our Gruene Town Lighting happening later that very same day. You can also stop by Cotton Eyed Joe’s to get a Cowboy Kringle postcard and some Gruene Hall stamps!

For our full holiday event schedule-> www.holidaysingruene.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cowboy Kringle

Jingle. Jingle. Jingle.
It’s time for Cowboy Kringle!!

Since the 80s, Cowboy Kringle has been a part of our Christmas celebration here in Gruene so of course he will be here this year too- WOOHOO!

Create a Christmas memory with our own brand of Santa. Cowboy Kringle is decked out in cowboy gear and even rides in on a horse for our annual town lighting on December 2nd.  He’s quite a site to behold!

Pictures are printed on site and available almost immediately. Talk about instant gratification! You can even pick out, purchase and take home your Christmas cards the very same day. Packages start at just $15. Proceeds from sales on November 18th and 19th benefit Communities in Schools of South Central Texas.

2017 Dates and Times:
Saturday, November 18: 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 19: 12pm-5pm

Friday, November 24: 10am-5 pm
Saturday, November 25: 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 26: 12pm-5pm

Saturday, December 2: 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 3: 12pm-5pm

Saturday, December 9: 10 am-5pm
Sunday, December 10: 12pm-5pm

Saturday, December 16: 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 17: 12pm-5 pm

Friday, December 22: 10am-5pm
Saturday, December 23: 10am-5pm

For our full holiday calendar, check out http://gruenetexas.com/holidays.php

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Holidays in Gruene Sip-N-Shop

Holiday Kick Off!

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we’re so close to Christmas we can almost smell the yule log and taste the hot cocoa.

Here at Gruene, we LOVE the holidays. Our annual celebration kicks off with our Sip-N-Shop on Tuesday, November 14th.  From 5-8 enjoy complimentary beverages at participating stores, pick up your Kringle Cash, and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

What’s Kringle Cash, you ask? It’s only the best thing ever! One word: COUPONS. Loads and loads of coupons to use at shops around our historic town. Sip-N-Shop is the perfect time to start using your Kringle Cash and get a head start on Christmas shopping.

Participating merchants include:
§  Cotton Eyed Joe's
§  Gruene General Store
§  The Grapevine
§  Dancing Bear
§  The Gruene Olive
§  Gruene with Envy
§  Element 29
§  Tipsy Gypsy
§  Pookie Jane's
§  Gruene Outfitters
§  The Pomegranate
§  Gruene Antique Company
§  The Gruene Haus
§  The Gruene Rose
§  Gruene Coffee House
§  Gruene Mansion Inn
§ Black Swan
§ The Gruene Kid
§Got Toys
§The Company Store

Mark your calendars, grab your friends and family and come see us!

For our full holiday calendar check out www.holidaysingruene.com