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. For more information,
11th Annual Gruene Turkey Trot
5K Run/Walk & 1/4 Mile Kids' Turkey Chase
THANKSGIVING DAY! November 26
Registration begins at 6:30am
Trot begins at 8:00am
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.
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 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 commemorative stamp representing Gruene.
Gruene Town Lighting
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
This 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Run event benefits St. Jude's Ranch for Children. 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.
Presented by Comal ISD and held in Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit AthleteGuild.com.
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist,
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.
Special Holiday Shows will be announced.
New Year's Eve with Gruene Hall Favorite*
Hair of the Dog Day
Bands will be announced.
*Free show - Limited capacity