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




New Braunfels Utilities
New Braunfels Utilities works with city to decide future of downtown office buildings

New Braunfels and NBU aim to preserve downtown buildings' historic character after sale and relocation

Both roads will be closed for NBU projects. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Road closures scheduled to begin Jan. 20

Lakeview Boulevard and Drawbridge Trail will be closed for NBU projects.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

New Braunfels has announced Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday hours. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of New Braunfels announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city of New Braunfels offices will be closed or have adjusted hours.

Gypsy Waltz Hot Yoga Studio celebrates 1-year anniversary with new expansion

Gypsy Waltz Hot Yoga Studio is celebrating a year in business in January by expanding its floor space to …

River Crest Family Dental will relocate in January. (Courtesy Fotolia)
River Crest Family Dental relocating this month

River Crest Family Dental is relocating to 3029 Independence Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels, this January. …

The Retreat at Creekside coming to New Braunfels in December 2020

A 281-unit apartment complex, The Retreat at Creekside , is planned to open in December 2020 near Creekside …

Lariat Springs retreat and conference center coming soon to New Braunfels

A new retreat destination and luxury conference center, Lariat Springs , is scheduled to open in March near …

The construction on California Boulevard is expected to last six months. (Courtesy Fotolia)
California Boulevard improvements underway

The work, which began the week of Jan. 6, will include pot base repairs; mill and overlay; sidewalk construction and ADA ramp installations.

Clouds roll into Travis County ahead of rain on Jan. 10. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Update: Flood advisories and severe thunderstorm watches in effect as storms enter Central Texas

The Greater Austin area, from Georgetown and parts further north running south past Dripping Springs, is under a severe weather alert as a storm set to hit later this afternoon is predicted by weather officials to carry damaging effects.

NBU's main office has been located on the Main Plaza since 1942. (Courtesy Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
NBU announces plans to relocate from current facility

NBU's main office has been located on the Main Plaza since 1942.

Courtesy New Braunfels Candle Co.
7 locally-owned shops to check out

New Braunfels is home to a variety of locally owned businesses that offer food, antiques and other goods.

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