Holidays Events in Gruene

Old Gruene Market Days &
Photos with Cowboy Kringle

November  20 & 21 - Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Reserve a spot in advance for photo packages, Christmas cards and other special order items. Reserve your time slot as early as November 1st before they fill up!


18th Annual Pony Express Ride

December 4, 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 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 annual commemorative stamp representing Gruene.


Christmas Market Days

December 4 & 5 - 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.


Bah Humbug

December 4, 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 the beloved characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, in this magical re-telling of the holiday classic! Complete with numerous costume changes, special effect and traditional Celtic Christmas tunes, this show is great fun for the whole family.


Gruene Town Lighting

December 4, 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.