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Holidays in Gruene 2022



Tuesday, November 15, 5-8pm


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. 

Come and Taste It

Third Thursdays
November 17 & December 15

On the third Thursday of each month (except January), come to The Grapevine and taste some of Texas' best wines and craft beer straight from the winemakers and brewers.

This monthly event features complimentary tastings, live music and door prizes. It's the perfect opportunity to sit, sip and relax in the heart of Gruene Historic District. More information about each month's selections can be found here.

Cowboy Kringle

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

(Online Reservations Only)

November 19-20

During Gruene Market Days

November 25-27

December 3-4

During Christmas Market Days

December 10-11

December 16-18

Last chance!

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Create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene Historic District’s own brand of Santa! Spots fill up quickly, so reserve a spot in advance for photo packages, Christmas cards and other special order items. Visit for more information and to reserve your time slot.

Cowboy Kringle

Old Gruene Market Days

November 19-20

Gruene Christmas Market Days

December 3-4

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, visit

Two Ton Tuesday Thanksgiving Show

Tuesday, November 22

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 (830) 606-1281 for more information.

14th Annual Gruene Turkey Trot
5K Run/Walk & 1/4 Mile Kids' Turkey Chase

Thanksgiving Day! Thursday, November 24

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. To register or get more information, go to or email for more information.

Holiday Happy Hour at Cantina del Rio

All Day Black Friday! November 25

Enjoy $3 Margaritas, Sangrias & Swirls, $3 Domestic Beers and $4 Premium & Import Beers! Monday through Friday 4-6pm and all day on Black Friday! See the full menu at

21st Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride

Saturday, December 3, 10am

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 commemorative stamp representing Gruene.

Bah Humbug!

Saturday, December 3, 1pm

It’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with an amazing twist—one actor plays all the 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, this show is great fun for the whole family! It will take place on The Grapevine stage at 1pm. For information call (830) 629-5077 or visit

Gruene Town Lighting

Saturday, December 3, 5pm

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.

30th Annual Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, December 10

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 Kid's K event benefits St. Jude's Ranch for Children. Sponsored by Comal ISD and held in Gruene Historic District. For information, call (830) 708-2991 or visit to register.

Two Ton Tuesday Holiday Shows

Tuesdays, December 20 & 27

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 (830) 606-1281 for more information.

Cowboy Kringle

LIVE MUSIC at Gruene Hall,
Texas' Oldest Dance Hall

Gruene Hall features live music every day year 'round. Here are a few holiday highlights...

Randall King's Neon Christmas

December 15th & 16th

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Deck the Dancehalls: Kevin Fowler w/ special guest Carson Jeffrey

December 23rd

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New Year's Eve with The Mavericks

December 31st

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Hair of the Dog Day

January 1st

FREE Live Music All Day!

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*Advance tickets are recommended

For information or to purchase tickets, call (830) 629-5077,
stop by Gruene Hall in person or visit

See you in Gruene Historic District!

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Austin Meade
at Gruene Hall

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Love the Run You're With 5k
at Gruene Historic District

More InfoFebruary 16
Come & Taste It
at The Grapevine

More InfoFebruary 18-19
Gruene Market Days
in Gruene