Check out nine Christmas and shopping-related events happening in New Braunfels.

Santa’s Ranch

Admire over 2.5 million Christmas lights and animated displays while driving through over a mile-long trail of festivities. Homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn and snacks are also available to those who attend.
  • Through Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m. (Sun.-Thu.), 6-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.)
  • Tickets start at $37
  • Santa’s Ranch, 9561 I-35 N., New Braunfels

Celebrate the holiday season at Silos at Freiheit with live music, food and drinks, around 30 vendors, and photos with Santa. Sponsorship Tables are available to purchase for the event to raise money for Hope Hospice and Lennon-Aid nonprofits.Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

There will be live music and the chance to win a Schweinfest, a whole roasted suckling pig party. Sweater judging will begin at 7:30 p.m.Ballet Texas presents 'The Nutcracker'

Clara dreams her nutcracker toy has come to live. Her nutcracker prince leads a battle with the Rat Queen and whisks her away through a land ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy.Grinch Market

Shop for stocking stuffers and last-minute gifts.Light up Landa

There will be a parade along with miniature train rides. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Train rides can be purchased the night of the event at the Train Depot.
  • Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Landa Park, 110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels
  • 830-221-4370
Drop N Shop

Parents/caregivers can drop their kids ages 5-12 off at Das Rec for fitness, crafts and sports while they shop. Participants are asked to pack a snack and water bottle. Those who arrive after 1 p.m. for pickup will be charged a fee of $1 per minute they are late, and fees are due at time of pickup.Christmas Tree Mulching Drop Off

Drop of your Christmas Tree mulch at the recycling center.New Braunfels Antique Show

All tickets are valid for entry all three days. Those who purchase early buying tickets can shop from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Individuals who purchase general admission tickets can go Friday from noon -5 p.m; Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking is free. There will be a wide variety of vendors selling antique furniture, advertising, glassware, Texas pottery, clothing and estate jewelry, and more.