HOLIDAYS IN GRUENE
2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November 14th thru January 1st
Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at many participating shops. This event is also the official “Kringle Cash” kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with live music from 6-10pm.
-- During Gruene Market Days
-- During Thanksgiving Weekend
-- During Christmas Market Days
-- It's not too late!
-- It's not too late!
-- Last chance!
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Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures
will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas
cards and other special order items. A portion of the profits from photos taken on November 18 & 19 will benefit Communities In Schools.For more info, including future
dates and hours, click here.
November 18th & 19th
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
December 2nd & 3rd
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Get a start on your holiday shopping in Gruene's relaxed atmosphere -- you're bound to find something special for everyone on
your list. Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Free admission. For more information,
THANKSGIVING DAY! November 23rd at 8:00am
Registration begins at 6:30 am
Fun for the whole family! Start your Thanksgiving Day with an exhilarating 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids under 12 years old will have a blast chasing a Turkey Mascot for a 1/4 mile through Gruene. Races begin and end in front of Gruene Hall. Benefiting local charities, including the Comal County Sheriff's Green Santa Program and the New Braunfels Police Department Blue Santa
Program. Register online at ComalCopsForKids.org or email cccfk@ComalCopsForKids.org for more information.
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.
Relay riders carry a "Christmas Greetings" message from the Governor of Texas. A temporary post office will be set up next to
Gruene Outfitters in Gruene to cancel stamps for mailing. Bring your Christmas cards to have the stamps cancelled with the 2017
commemorative stamp representing Gruene.
GRUENE TOWN LIGHTING
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Watch as Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and lights Gruene for the Holidays. We'll be celebrating with live musical performances with 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. Call (830) 629-5077 for information.
1:00 pm in The Grapevine Garden
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! Complete with numerous costume changes, special effects and traditional Celtic Christmas tunes! Great fun for the whole family!
Click here for a clip from the show.
Registration begins at 7:30 am/ Race starts at 8:00 am
This 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Ks event benefits a local charity. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher,
the top male and female masters, the top 3 finishers in each age group (All ages - 5 year increments through 75+), and the top three wheelchair athletes. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club and held in Gruene Historic District. For information, call (830) 708-2991 or visit AthleteGuild.com.
10:30 am - noon at Gruene Hall
Gruene decks its Hall for Christmas in the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, but with our own special Lone Star touches. Enjoy awe-inspiring gospel music, Christmas tunes and a savory buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Advanced tickets recommended. For tickets click here or call
(830) 606-1601 (toll free from San Antonio).
Tickets on sale November 12th
Gruene Hall features live music every day year 'round.
Click here for a complete schedule.
Here are some of our Holiday favorites...
TWO TON TUESDAY CHRISTMAS SHOWS
December 19th and 26th
8:30 pm Show / 6-7pm Swing Dance Lessons
Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel frontman Kevin Geil and his band rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk. The San Antonio-based band continues to push the line between country and punk with its latest project “Unraveled”.
NEW YEAR'S EVE with SHINYRIBS
Sunday, December 31st
HAIR OF THE DOG DAY
Monday, January 1st
12-4 pm - Guy Forsyth Band
4-8 pm - Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
8-11:30 pm - Zack Walther Band
*Advance tickets are recommended
For information or to purchase tickets, call (830) 629-5077,
stop by Gruene Hall in person or visit GrueneHall.com.
See you in Gruene Historic District!