German Christmas Market: A guide to the Tomball event this weekend, Dec. 13-15

Check out the annual Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend, Dec. 13-15, in Old Town Tomball. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
Check out the annual Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend, Dec. 13-15, in Old Town Tomball. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

Check out the annual Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend, Dec. 13-15, in Old Town Tomball. (Courtesy city of Tomball)

The annual Tomball German Christmas Market is coming back to downtown Tomball this weekend, Dec. 13-15. The Christmas market includes live music, German food, beer and wine, street performers and other activities to celebrate Tomball's German history.

Take a look at some information to help navigate the event.



Location, time and date


The market originates in Old Town Tomball near the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, located at 201 S. Elm St., Tomball.

Here's a schedule for the weekend:

  • Friday, Dec. 13 from 6-10 p.m.

  • Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.



Admission


The German Christmas Market offers free admission; however, activities and food may require an additional cost.

Parking and shuttle service


Free parking and a free shuttle service to the market are available. The shuttle will pick up and drop off guests at HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, located at 605 Holderrieth Blvd., Tomball.

Parking is available at:

  • the east lot of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, 605 Holderrieth Blvd.;

  • Lone Star College-Tomball Health Science Building, 700 Graham Drive;

  • medical office complex at Graham and School streets;

  • medical office complex at James and School streets; and

  • Tomball Public Works building, 501 James St.



Entertainment


Patrons can enjoy a variety of entertainment options at this year's festival, including:


  • four music stages

  • more than 200 street vendors

  • beer and wine

  • German food

  • a petting zoo

  • street performers

  • souvenirs

  • arts and crafts

  • antiques


A full lineup of performances and additional information are available on the Tomball German Heritage Festival and Tomball German Christmas Market website.
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By Kara McIntyre

Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.


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