Last chance to see ‘Grand Ol’ Christmas Show’ and 5 more things to do in New Braunfels this weekend


Get out and enjoy live music, Christmas lights, photos with Santa and Sunday football in New Braunfels this weekend. Here are six things that are going on Dec. 22-24.

Dec.  22
‘Grand Ol’ Christmas Show’ has two nights at Brauntex

The “Grand Ol’ Christmas Show” with Blue Water Highway is performed both nights at 7:30 p.m. each night. $20-$40. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808.

Dec. 22
Carlton Pride and Mighty Zion Reunion Show

Reggae and funk show for all ages. 8:30 p.m. Billy’s Ice, 1193 Loop 337. 830-629-8169.

Dec. 22-23
Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Gruene’s brand of Santa will be available for photos with children, families and pets. Packages available. Partial proceeds benefit Communities in Schools of South Central Texas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store in Gruene.

Dec. 23
Folk Family Revival + The Ryan Quiet Experience

Hip hop and alternative rock artist Ryan Quiet will open for Folk Family Revival, a Houston-based outfit that has opened shows for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Folk Family provide dance-friendly rock n’ roll, country and southern rock. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Phoenix Saloon, 193 W. San Antonio St. 830-643-1400.


Dec. 24
Football Frenzy

Football Frenzy is hosted by New Braunfels radio station KNBT 92.1 FM. The day will feature drink specials, free tailgating, food and prizes. 12-3 p.m. Black Whale Pub, 367 Main Plaza. 830-625-6605.

Through Dec. 31
Santa’s Ranch

Drive through more than 1.5 million holiday lights featuring displays of gingerbread houses, nativity scenes, depictions of the North Pole and more. Maximum vehicle height is 8 ft. and maximum length is 30 ft. Food, beverages and souvenirs available for purchase. Sun.-Thurs from 6-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. from 6-11 p.m. $28 plus tax per vehicle. $56 plus tax for a season pass. 9561 I-35 North, New Braunfels. 830-743-1293.


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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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