Nothing beats the holidays in New Braunfels, and a season of special events takes a festive—and tasty—turn tonight. Head to downtown New Braunfels for the 23rd annual Wassailfest tonight, Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9pm, to enjoy food, fun, live music, great shopping opportunities, and numerous versions of Wassail, all within a historic environment decorated with a symphony of holiday lights.
This favorite New Braunfels event is attended by thousands of Hill Country residents and visitors every year who come out to spread holiday cheer and enjoy the unique atmosphere. The event kicks off with a traditional toast at 6pm, after which revelers are able to sample the many different versions of Wassail and vote on their favorite. Ballot boxes are located throughout downtown New Braunfels to accept votes for the favorite sip of Wassail and determine the People's Choice winner. The event’s Wassail-Meisters will also choose their favorite. Many of downtown New Braunfels shops’ will be open for browsing and purchasing holiday gifts during Wassailfest, and handmade gifts from local artisans will also be offered for sale. Several food vendors will also be serving up delicious treats, so bring your appetite!
This is just one of the special holiday-themed events happening in New Braunfels this month:
Holidays In Gruene
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10am
The 14th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride includes relay riders taking Christmas greetings from the Governor of Texas from a temporary post office set up next to Gruene Outfitters. Christmas cards can be stamped with the 2015 commemorative stamp.
Gruene Town Lighting
Saturday, Dec. 5, 5–6:30
Stick around Gruene for the town lighting as Cowboy Kringle rides in on horseback and lights it up for the Holidays. Guests will enjoy live music and food and wine, and the ships will be open for holiday gifts.
35th Annual Caroling on the Plaza
Friday, Dec. 11, 6:30–8pm
What could be more festive than caroling? Caroling on the square in New Braunfels, from The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council.
Canyon Lake Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 12, 11am to 1pm
The biggest Christmas parade in Comal County is 1.5 miles of fun and festivities with marching bands, antique cars, hot rods, horses, a Commemorative Air Force Flyover, and Santa’s arrival.
About New Braunfels
New Braunfels is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and one of the most cherished, with “low interest rates, a desirable location and a healthy local economy with a low unemployment rate,” said the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
The number of single-family homes sold and median home prices are both up as Hill Country real estate buyers continue to discover the advantages of living in New Braunfels. Continuing strong sales throughout the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan are (MSA) have led to an inventory crunch. The fastest-growing community in the Hill Country, Vintage Oaks has continued accelerate property releases to meet strong buyer demand. The latest release is 11 hilltop homesites in Deer Creek featuring long Hill Country views, heavily wooded landscapes, and exceptional privacy backing to ranchland.
Vintage Oaks offers an ideal location on the Texas Wine Trail with convenience to Austin and San Antonio, resort-style amenities including pools, a lazy river, walking trails, and ball fields, and a range of acreage homesites for those looking to buy Texas land and build a home in New Braunfels.
For more information, visit Vintage Oaks or click below to see the newest property release.