Things to do in New Braunfels – November 2022


New Braunfels’ Wurstfest is a world-famous celebration rich in German culture. Enjoy live music, German food, dancing, carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Join us for the best ten days in sausage history! Visit TexasMonthly.com for more information. 



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Join the community of New Braunfels as we honor veterans who served our country so that we may enjoy the freedoms they fought so hard to protect. On November 12, military associations will parade through Main Plaza starting at 9:00 AM. The parade will march to Chase Bank, then to the Comal River crossing the East San Antonio bridge then heading towards Prince Solms Park. Visit NBTexas.org for more information.


Kick off the holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights in downtown New Braunfels with the official Christmas tree lighting event. Streets around the Main Plaza will close at 5 PM and the program begins at 6 PM with a performance by the New Braunfels Community Band. Mayor Rusty Brockman will begin addressing the crowd around 6:30 PM and he will lead the countdown and flip the switch, turning on the thousands of twinkling lights.   

Once the lights are on, Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive on an antique fire truck provided by the New Braunfels Fire Department. He will make his way to the Main Plaza bandstand where families will have an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. Pictures are being taken by a professional photographer and will cost $10 each, with the proceeds benefitting the New Braunfels Downtown Association. Please note that only cash payments will be accepted and no one will be allowed to enter the line after 8:30 p.m. (however, those already in line at 8:30 p.m. will still be served). 

The New Braunfels Community Band and the Canyon High School Steel Drum Band will continue to provide entertainment until 8pm, when the streets around the Main Plaza will be reopened to traffic. For additional information about the Downtown Holiday Lighting event, please contact the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Office at 830-221-4350.

November 19 | Gruene Market Days

Gruene Market Days is a unique artisan market held in Historic Gruene, Texas the 3rd weekend of each month Feb-Nov and the 1st weekend of Dec. All artists create their product themselves and are on site to talk to you about their art. We have woodworkers, jewelers, sculptures, fiber and many other forms of mixed media and pre-packages foods and spices. Come to Gruene to truly embrace the quality of these talented artists and enjoy the community as a whole by spending the day listening to live music, eating in one of the many restaurants and shopping in the many retail and antique stores in town.

Gruene Market Days features nearly 100 artisans selling handmade items including pottery, furniture, clothing, quality artwork and packaged Texas foods. Parking and admission are FREE!
Rain or shine. Fun for all ages.

Rio Guadalupe Resort

Looking for a pet-friendly RV park in Texas? Rio Guadalupe Resort is nestled on 25 wooded acres with ¼ mile of Guadalupe River access. Our RV Park and Resort offers cabins and full hookup RV sites with amenities including a sparkling pool and on-site dog park. 

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