Tuesday, November 14 | 5-8pm
Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at the many participating shops. This event is also the official “Kringle Cash” kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can between 5pm and 8pm, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with free live music from 6-10pm.
Photos with Cowboy Kringle
November 18 & 19
During Gruene Market Days
December 2 & 3
During Christmas Market Days
December 9 & 10
December 16 & 17
December 22 & 23
Create a lasting Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Reserve a spot in advance for photo packages, Christmas cards and other special order items. Visit CowboyKringle.com for more information or to reserve your time slot before they fill up! Visit CowboyKringle.com for details.
Old Gruene Market Days
Gruene Christmas Market Days
Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com or call (830) 832-1721 for information.
Two Ton Tuesday Thanksgiving Show
Tuesday, November 21
A Summertime rock-a-billy favorite, Two Tons of Steel plays a special show at Gruene Hall for Thanksgiving. If you haven’t felt the energy of Two Tons live, grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin’ night. The band takes the stage at 8:30pm. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6pm to 7pm. Call Gruene Hall toll free from San Antonio at (830) 606-1281 for more information.
15th Annual Gruene Turkey Trot
5K Run/Walk & 1/4 Mile Kids’ Turkey Chase
Thanksgiving Day! Thursday, November 23
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. This event benefs 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 for more information.
Holiday Happy Hour at Cantina del Rio
Enjoy $3 Margaritas, Sangrias & Swirls, $3 Domestic Beers and $4 Premium & Import Beers, and $1 off Appetizers! Monday through Thursday 4-6pm, Fridays, 11am-6pm and Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2pm! See the full menu at CantinaInGruene.com.
22nd Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Saturday, December 2 | 10am
Gruene Historic District will receive a Pony Express rider from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels at 10am. 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
Saturday, December 2 | 5pm
Gruene closes out the many festivities of the day with a brass band street performance at 5pm followed by the annual town lighting at 6pm when Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and hands out candy canes to the kids. Free admission.
31st Annual Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 9
This 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Ks 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. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club and held in Gruene Historic District. For information, call (830) 708-2991 or visit www.athleteguild.com/event/new-braunfels-tx/2023-sjrc-jingle-bell-run-presented-by-comal-isd
Saturday, December 9
It’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with an amazing twist– one actor plays all roles in this powerful tale of hope and 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! Held in the Grapevine Garden at 11am.
Two Ton Tuesday Holiday Shows
December 19 & December 26
Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons Of Steel front man 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 these special holiday editions of the popular Two Ton Tuesday summer series. Their Christmas album, Tangled in Tinsel, will be available for purchase at the show.
If you haven’t felt the energy of Two Tons live, grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin’ night! The band takes the stage at 8:30pm.
Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6 to 7pm ($10 per person).
LIVE MUSIC at Gruene Hall,
Texas’ Oldest Dance Hall
Gruene Hall features live music every day year ’round.
New Year’s Eve at the Hall
A Gruene Hall favorite returns to help ring in the New Year at Texas’ Oldest Dance Hall. For information or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.gruenehall.com, call (830) 629-5077 or toll free from San Antonio (830) 606-1601, or stop by Gruene Hall in person. Advance tickets are recommended.
Hair of the Dog Day
FREE Live Music All Day!