Cover photo for illustrative purposes.\nGermany is a truly magical place, and lucky for us Texans, New Braunfels brings pieces of it to the Lone Star State for every holiday. If you're not familiar with the city, it's a short drive from both San Antonio and Austin and will be completely worth a visit come this winter. A German-inspired Christmas market is coming to New Braunfels in December, and it's bringing eats, drinks, and shopping from around the world.\nChristkindlmarkt will be back in New Braunfels for two days only during the first week of December. You can visit on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. or Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if you didn't get your fix the first time! The free market is already a Christmas tradition for many, and every year more and more people show up to experience what being in Europe is like during the wintertime.\nView this post on Instagram Water 2 Wine New Braunfels A post shared by Christkindlmarkt New Braunfels (@ckmnbtx) on Dec 2, 2017 at 10:21am PST\nThe Christmas market will be at Schlitterbahn (hosted by the New Braunfels Heritage Foundation), so dressing for the weather is key! Being from Texas anything under 70 degrees is freezing and it's well-known that spending all day outdoors in December is basically Antartica. Here's to hoping puffer jackets are still in!\nView this post on Instagram Texas PO' Boys A post shared by Christkindlmarkt New Braunfels (@ckmnbtx) on Dec 2, 2017 at 10:18am PST\nFood and drink from all over Europe, craft beer, and handcrafted Glüehwein will also be making an appearance to warm us up throughout the night. If there's any reason to go, the food alone should put a little pep in your step. Texas Po' Boys will be back out there again this year. Joining them, to feed you hungry folks, will be B&B Funnel Cakes, Barking Bad Bakery, JD's Chili, Lisa’s Weihnachtsbrödle, Lone Star Hot Dogs, and Uwe's Bakery & Deli, to name a few.\nView this post on Instagram We are 45 days away from the 2018 Christkindlmarkt, what are you looking forward to seeing there this year? #ckmnbtx #christkindlmarktnbtx #german #christkindlmarkt #christmasmarket #newbraunfelstexas A post shared by Christkindlmarkt New Braunfels (@ckmnbtx) on Oct 17, 2018 at 6:21am PDT\nYou'll experience music, singing, and dancing while shopping for your loved ones, and yourself. There'll be all kinds of gorgeous merchandise to choose from, and with admission into the market being free, you'll have room to splurge a little on stunning nutcracker décor.\nView this post on Instagram Be sure to say “Hi” to the Christkind at the Comal County Fair Parade this morning. A post shared by Christkindlmarkt New Braunfels (@ckmnbtx) on Sep 27, 2019 at 6:46am PDT\nDecember is a month of giving and receiving, and thanks to New Braunfels we'll be receiving the greatest gift of them all. If you haven't already planned to be at Christkindlmarkt this year, start planning ASAP because there's obviously tons to do and see. I know what I'll be saying I'm thankful for this year.\nView this post on Instagram What a amazing event 2018 turned out to be! We'd like to say thanks to everyone that made it so special. We couldn't have done it without the our spnsors, volunteers, entertainers, vendors and the support from our community. Sponsors @nbwater2wine @offrhodesbeerstation @uwesbakerydeli @bigfrognewbraunfels @texaspoboys @jds_chili Adventures in Music Guitar Studio Hill Country Sun B&B Funnel Cakes My Emergency Room 24/7 A post shared by Christkindlmarkt New Braunfels (@ckmnbtx) on Jan 21, 2019 at 3:31pm PST\nChristkindlmarkt\nPrice: Free! \nWhen: Friday, Dec. 6 & Saturday, Dec. 7\nAddress: 212 W Austin St., New Braunfels, TX 78130\nWhy You Need To Go: A true German Christmas market is hard to come by, but New Braunfels is bringing us the closest thing to it. Christkindlmarkt is going to be spectacular. \nWebsite\nCover photo was taken at the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, and used for illustrative purposes only.