Holidays in Gruene 2021
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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.
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During Gruene Market Days
During Christmas Market Days
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Create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene Historic District’s own brand of Santa! New and exciting photo options will be available to encourage social distancing. Masks will be required upon arrival, but may be removed for photos. Spots fill up quickly, so reserve a spot in advance for photo packages, Christmas cards and other special order items. Visit CowboyKringle.com for more information and to reserve your time slot.
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.
12th Annual Gruene Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 1/4 Mile Kids' Turkey Chase
To fulfill their mission and continue to support Blue and Green Santa, Comal Cops for Kids Foundation may again host a virtual event that is a "Run-It-Yourself" race which can be run or walked on specific dates yet tbd. 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.
Join Element 29 right here in Gruene Historic District for their 11th 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.
20th 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 2021 commemorative stamp representing Gruene. This is a safe and socially distanced outdoor event. Masks required.
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.
5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 am
Kids' Run begins at 9:00am