New Braunfels events celebrate the holiday season


Holiday events are underway in New Braunfels, and Dec. 13 was an evening of holiday cheer for area nonprofits.

The MerryTubaChristmas event filled downtown’s Krause’s Café with low-brass sounds of the holiday season. The event benefits The Harvey Phillips Foundation Inc., an organization dedicated to developing, expanding and preserving the music arts. It achieves its mission by hosting annual worldwide tuba and euphonium performances.

On the same evening, CASA of Central Texas held its Kris Kringle Mingle and Jingle event in which new advocates for the organization were sworn in by 22nd Judicial District Judge Bruce Boyer. Guests were encouraged to wear festive Christmas sweaters and received a visit from Santa Claus. The organization advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system by recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers.

There is still time to get involved in local holiday festivities, including:

Caroling on The Plaza Dec. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Greater New Braunfels Art Council. 500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels.

The Madeline Memorial 5K Christmas Stroll will take place Dec. 15. Arrive early for live music and face painting. 4-9 p.m. $20. Gruene Lake Village, 2348 Gruene Lake Drive, New Braunfels. Register at

A free opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs.Claus will take place Dec. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the Downtown Social, 386 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-214-6650.

For more upcoming events, check out Community Impact Newspaper’s holiday event calendar here.

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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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