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Things to Do

Stay busy … make the most of your visit to Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and Gruene, Texas. Consider these activities.

Image courtesy of the Canyon Lake Art Guild.
Fifty-seven area organizations, groups, individuals and charities are signed up to ride in Saturday's Christmas Parade.
Image courtesy of Canyon Lake's Ace Hardware store.
devil's backbone tavern
Facebook image courtesy of David Yarrow Photography.
yoga in gorge
Enjoy yoga and a hike in Canyon Lake's famed gorge. Image courtesy of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), which manages the gorge.
Heritage Muserum of the Texas Hill Country will provide all the tools kids need to carve jack o lanterns for Halloween. No extra charge for the dinosaur prints. Facebook image courtesy of the museum.
Image courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation.
2022 Comal County Fair Queen Court
Crowned this year to the 2022 Comal County Fair Queen Court are (l-r) Queen Peyton Wirebaugh, Princess Jacy Welch and Duchess Claire Schaferkoeter.
fourth of july
Image courtesy of History.com.
new braunfels pride
Riverside Pride sponsors the event for LGBTQ+ residents and all community members. Organizers say it's also day of fun for families whose children have "come out" to parents.
sweaty yeti
Meet an actual sweaty Yeti at Saturday's race. Facebook image.
TPML Astronomy Night
Image of a "Star Party" at Tye Preston Memorial Library courtesy of the New Braunfels Astronomy Club.
Image courtesy of Lakeside Golf Club in Canyon Lake.
gruene hall
This historic 6,000 square-foot, open-air dance hall in Gruene continues to serve as a starting point for many of Texas' up-and-coming performers.
canyon lake united methodist church
Canyon Lake United Methodist Church. Facebook image.
winter Texans
Image courtesy of the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Night to Shine
Tree of Life's upcoming Night to Shine for special-needs teens and adults is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Image courtesy of the foundation.
Dinosaur statue
Image courtesy of The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country.
Santa Claus
Ms. and Mr. Santa Claus will spend a part of their weekend at New Braunfels' Float In. Image courtesy of the Float In.
Noon Lions Club Parade
Canyon Lake's Noon Lions Club Parade returns Saturday. It was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
santa claus
Four-year-old Jaxon Derscheid, son of CRRC Executive Director Jason Derscheid, shares a little of his Christmas spirit with Santa Claus, whose reindeer just landed at North Pole Village.
Parade of Lights
Wimberley Community Chorus
The Wimberley Community Chorus will break with years of tradition and take its Christmas concert outside due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook image.
downtown lighting
Image courtesy of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department.
Canyon Lake gorge
Explore Canyon Lake Gorge at Saturday's grand opening ceremonies for a new headquarter and nature trail. Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Gorge.
George Veni
Dr. George Veni, executive director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute and president of the International Union of Speleology will speak at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Comal County Conservation Alliance. Image courtesy of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute.
Brett Parker
Brett Parker, who works for Canyon Lake Fire/EMS and owns Hill Country Snake Removal, will teach Saturday's class.
Ursula Cruz
Comal County Fair 2021 Rodeo Queen/Horsemanship Ursula Cruz. Facebook image.
Canyon Lake Freedom Walk
File image of 2019 Freedom Walk courtesy of Canyon Lake Republican Women.
Image by City of New Braunfels.
Blanco Lavender Festival
Image courtesy of the Blanco Lavender Festival.
madrone trail
WORD is developing signage for Madrone Trail, popular with area mountain bikers. Image courtesy of Comal Trails Alliance.
Check out real fossils and dinosaur tracks at the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country's first fossil ridge tours this weekend.
The menorah at tonight's ceremony is six-feet tall. File image.
Whitewater Music Ampitheater
Tables will be spaced six-feet apart at Whitewater Music Ampitheater's new 2021 VIP Concert Series, which adheres to guidelines for COVID-19.
DAM Fine Sunday Drive
Sign up for a DAM Fine Sunday Drive across the top of Canyon Lake dam.
DAM Fine Sunday Drive
Sign up for a DAM Fine Sunday Drive across the top of Canyon Lake dam.
Comal County Friends of the Night Sky
With Comal County in the crosshairs of rapid growth along the I-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, Larry Wells and other Canyon Lake residents have joined forces with a grassroots movement sweeping Central Texas whose goal is stopping “light pollution” before it erases stars from the night sky.
Canyon Lake Thursday Nighters
Justin Hummel and Leonard Debraska placed first in Event #2 at the Thursday Nighters fishing tournament on June 4.
Will and the Wilderness
Will Dupuy and the Wilderness perform post-Civil War songs, songs of Texas and more at Tye Preston Memorial Library's Canyon Lake Reads community event, which is themed around the novel News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
Jingle for a Cause supports children like these, whose families are dealing with rare diseases, complex medical needs and disabilities.
race to the pantry
This year's Race to the Pantry benefits Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake's (CRRC) Food Pantry. Runners should report to the starting line at 8 a.m. Dec. 21 at the CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr.
Carmen Willey
One hundred and one-year-old local artist Carmen Willey will be honored at the Canyon Lake Art Guild's Lasting Impressions Art Show May 17-18. Here she shows student Adette Irish a painting she finished a month ago in anticipation of the art show.