Picture of New Braunfels' Christmas.Head to mild temperatures this Christmas when you spend your holiday getaway in New Braunfels, TX. Though it may not be a white Christmas, New Braunfels makes up for it with all of the holiday cheer throughout town! When you stay at one of our beautiful and spacious condos at River City Resorts, you’re close to all of the action. We created a list of all of the fun that can be had in New Braunfels during Christmastime to ensure that your holiday getaway is one to remember. 

What to Do During Your Holiday Getaway to New Braunfels

The charming city of New Braunfels takes on a special glow during the holiday season, and you don’t want to miss it! There are plenty of holiday events, Christmas lights, and fun to be had, and River City Resorts can host your entire family for a memorable Christmas morning (and beyond). Whether you’ll be here on actual Christmas day or just around the holiday season, you’ll find plenty to do during your holiday getaway below.


Though it’s a mouthful to pronounce (hint: vy-noks-markt), it’s a wonderful New Braunfels Christmas event. Weihnachtsmarkt is a three-day, German-themed Christmas market located at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, where you’ll find goods from over 60 different merchants. It’s a great place to see locals display their work and a perfect place to find last-minute Christmas gifts. Shop through various collectibles, ornaments, holiday decorations, apparel, jewelry, and other gifts. This year, however, Weihnachtsmarkt is a virtual shopping market – curl up with your iPad or phone at River City Resorts and shop from the comfort of your cozy condo!

Santa’s Ranch

If holiday lights put you in the Christmas mood, then Santa’s Ranch is the place to go. Here, you’ll find an entire mile-long landscape of 1.5 million glittering Christmas lights you can admire from your car. This drive-through-style display of lights is perfect – bring hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, or kettle corn, and turn on your favorite Christmas music to set the mood. Known as one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state, you don’t want to miss out! Santa’s Ranch begins its lights display on November 2 and ends December 30.

Christmas Wine Affair

For 21+ fun, the Texas Wine Trail hosts a “Christmas Wine Affair” with over 40 participating wineries and vineyards! Upon purchasing your ticket, you’ll receive a “Tasting Passport” that includes a full complimentary tasting at each participating winery. These wineries typically create a Christmas-like atmosphere, with all sorts of holiday displays or a warm fireplace. Get a real taste of Hill Country and all that Texas Wine Country has to offer. This year, the Christmas Wine Affair will take place from December 4-20. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets online!

Christmas at the Caverns

The Natural Bridge Caverns in New Braunfels transform into an underground Christmas wonderland during the holiday season! Enjoy glittering Christmas lights, caroling, a countryside trek, and an entire “Christmas Village,” as well as many other unique holiday attractions. Kids can visit with Santa “Spelunker” Claus and round up his reindeer in a 5,000-square-foot maze, and admire the beautiful and sparkling 30-foot Christmas tree! Don’t forget about s’mores, live music, and holiday gift shops! By attending this Christmas event, you’re also supporting the work of the San Antonio Food Bank.

The Perfect New Braunfels Lodging

Whether you have a big or small family, our alluring vacation condos and homes at River City Resorts are the perfect place to host your holiday getaway. We have room for all of your holiday traditions – unwrapping presents, dancing to Christmas music, baking and cooking, and more! Just minutes away from New Braunfels’ holiday attractions, you can’t go wrong with River City Resorts. To book with us, call 830-626-2196.