14 events to do in and around New Braunfels

Holiday events abound for New Braunfels residents this Christmas. (Courtesy Rudy Jimenez)
Holiday events abound for New Braunfels residents this Christmas. (Courtesy Rudy Jimenez)

Holiday events abound for New Braunfels residents this Christmas. (Courtesy Rudy Jimenez)



Sting Ray Anthony - ‘Jukebox Rocks’

“Jukebox Rocks” brings a retro feel to the holiday season with Sting Ray Anthony’s performance at the Palace Theater in Seguin. 4-7 p.m. $30-$35. Tickets available by phone.

314 S. Austin St., Seguin




‘The Nutcracker’

The School of Classical Ballet & Dance and the Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund present this Christmas ballet at the New Braunfels Civic Center at 7 p.m. $15. 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels




Diabetes meal planning

Learn how to shop, cook, order at restaurants and create a balanced diet tailored for managing diabetes. Resolute Health Hospital offers this monthly class in the administrative dining room. Lunch is not provided. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

555 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels




Holiday Market

Enjoy live music and do holiday shopping at Freiheit Village. Tony Taylor and the Freiheit Elementary School choir will perform. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos from 5-7 p.m. 3-7 p.m. Free (to enter).

2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels




$5 visit day at McKenna

Wear a holiday-themed hat to the McKenna Children’s Museum and receive $5 all-day admission. Examples of hats accepted include Santa hats, reindeer antlers, elf hats and more. No registration is required. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5.

801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels




Come and play your way

Every third Thursday, the McKenna Children’s Museum sets aside time just for children with special needs. After regular operating hours there are fewer distractions and smaller crowds for children to have a more family-centered environment. 5:30-7 p.m. Free (special needs children and up to five immediate family members). 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels




Paws to read

Children can develop reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog at the Westside Community Center ESL Room. Reading aloud helps children improve fluency and comprehension. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.

2932 S. I-35, New Braunfels




‘How to Catch Santa’

Kids and parents are invited to a reading of “How to Catch Santa” at the Book Haus. Afterward, kids can decorate a cookie plate to take home and catch Santa on Christmas Eve. 4-5 p.m. $10 (per child)

681 S. Hwy. 46, Ste. D, New Braunfels




Winter Dance Camp

Kids ages 3-7 and 5-10 can sign up for a dance camp at Dance By Design. Participants will learn dances, play games and give a short performance. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $60 (studio members), $85 (nonmembers)

1551 N. Walnut Ave., Ste. 34, New Braunfels




Gruene Harley-Davidson free burn-out-brunch

Stop by Gruene Harley-Davidson for a free biker brunch of pancakes, pulled pork and more. After eating, join the “More than an Oil Change Workshop” at noon to learn about the services provided by the service department and receive $100 off your next scheduled service. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

1288 Loop 337, New Braunfels




Bowling for Badges

Support local first responders and their families by participating in Bowling for Badges hosted by the city of New Braunfels Fire Department and Fiesta Lanes. Register online or over the phone. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25 (per bowler, includes bowling and shoe rental).

1202 Huisache Ave., New Braunfels




New Year’s Eve and Sylver Spooniversary

Ring in the new year and celebrate Sylver Spoon’s two-year anniversary with a New Year’s Eve dinner, live music and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 5-10:30 p.m. (dinner), midnight (champagne toast). $78 (per person, child care available on-site).

67000 N. I-35, New Braunfels. 210-865-3711



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Military Yoga

Beginning in January, Ashtanga Yoga Shala will offer a free weekly yoga and meditation class for active and retired military personnel and their families. Sign up online. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

251 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels




Antique Show

Shop antiques from across the country at the New Braunfels Antique Show presented by Heritage Event Co. at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free (to enter).

375 S. Castell Ave, New Braunfels


By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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