Tickets to Germany are pretty pricey, especially when December rolls in and all of the incredible Christmas markets are taking place. Rather than breaking the bank to go to a real German Christmas market, Texans are able to make a quick trip to New Braunfels for the closest possible experience to the real thing. New Braunfels' Weihnachtsmarkt is taking place next month, just in time to get amazing gifts for your loved ones.
Weihnachtsmarkt is an annual, German-inspired Christmas market that comes to New Braunfels every year. What's unique about this particular market is that it's completely indoors, unlike Christmas markets in Germany. This is arguably the only major difference from the real thing, though, as Texans, we should be grateful that it'll be an escape from the "cold" weather.
The market will be open for three days only starting on Friday, November 22. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 24. This schedule will leave you with plenty of opportunities to visit, especially with New Braunfels being only a short drive from both San Antonio and Austin.
On each day, over 60 merchants and artisans will be selling unique German collectibles and ornaments, holiday decorations, apparel, and more. Tickets will be sold at the door for just $12 per person, and parking is completely free.
If you're too far from New Braunfels and don't feel as though the trip is worth it (it is) Dallas and Houston are hosting their own similar events. Every major city in Texas has something going on this year, and it's more than enough to get in the holiday spirit. Now to start saving for Weihnachtsmarkt!
New Braunfels Weihnachtsmarkt 2019
When: Friday, November 22
Address: 375 S. Castell Ave, New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Why You Need To Go: To buy your friends and family the most incredible gifts in all of Texas.