Old Gruene Market Days
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.
Gruene Market Days has multiple hand sanitizing stations, including at each vendor booth. Vendors are required to wear face masks. All food vendors are providing samples following the City of New Braunfels guidelines. For more information,
12th Annual Gruene Turkey Trot
5K Run/Walk & 1/4 Mile Kids' Turkey Chase
STATUS: Virtual (November 23-27)
To fulfill their mission and continue to support Blue and Green Santa, Comal Cops for Kids Foundation is hosting a virtual event that is a "Run-It-Yourself" race which can be run or walked anytime between November 23rd-November 27th. The race can be completed anywhere so you get to choose your own course. With your registration, you will receive a t-shirt and special CCFK face mask which will be mailed to you. To register or get more information, go to ComalCopsForKids.org or email cccfk@ComalCopsForKids.org for more information.
10th Annual Black Friday Fun Event at Element 29
Join Element 29 right here in Gruene Historic District for their 10th Annual BFF (Black Friday Fun) Event! They will be serving up refreshments, observing extended hours and offering specials! (With every purchase over $50, you get to draw a coupon out of a bucket for discounts ranging 10%-50%!) And don't forget your Kringle Cash Coupons! Check out their website or Facebook page for details.
19th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Gruene Historic District welcomes 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 holiday mailbox will be set out next to Gruene Outfitters in Gruene to have the stamps cancelled with the 2020 commemorative stamp representing Gruene. This is a safe and socially distanced outdoor event. Masks required. Please click here for more information on how we are staying safe.
Gruene Town Lighting
STATUS: Postponed until 2021
Watch as Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and lights Gruene for the holidays. We'll be celebrating with live music, festival food and beer/wine available for purchase.
While you're here, 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 warming cocktail, or stop by the Hall for the evening show.
SJRC Jingle Bell Run
Registration & packet pickup begins at 6:30am
5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 am
Kids' Run begins at 9:00am
The 2020 event will adhere to adjusted guidelines including a face mask policy, limited number of participants and attendees and more. To read more details or register for the race, please visit AthleteGuild.com.
Supper & A Song
Sunday, December 20th at The River House
Come wine, dine & jam with JOSH & KRISTI GRIDER! Call ahead for reservations.
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist,
STATUS: Postponed until 2021
Gruene decks its Hall for Christmas in the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, 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).
Gruene Hall features live music every day year 'round.
New Year's Eve with Flatland Cavalry
Buy your table at GrueneHall.com.
Live Music all day
See band schedule >>