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Don’t Miss Saturday’s Parade!


The 38th Annual Canyon Lake Christmas Parade — the biggest parade in Comal County — boasts 87 entries, 20 cars driven by VW Club of San Antonio, plenty of Shriners and their miniature cars, and a magnificent stagecoach drawn by four magnificent Clydesdales.

All you need to do to enjoy this amazing Christmas spectacular is arrive early this Saturday, Dec. 10, before FM 2673, South Access Road and Old Sattler Road close to traffic prior to the parade’s 11 a.m. start time. The parade begins and ends along a 1.5-mile stretch in Sattler.

The Annual Canyon Lake Christmas Parade kicks off with a Commemorative Air Force Flyover. It includes residents, local dignitaries, marching bands, antique cars, hot rods, horses and Shriners. Weather permitting, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive last in the Wells Fargo stagecoach.

Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim makes an appearance as grand marshal of the annual parade.

Prizes and awards for best car, best commercial, best non-commercial, best Biblical theme and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive last in the Wells Fargo Stagecoach.

Parade organizer Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club will pass out suckers along the parade route.

Other sponsors include Wells Fargo Bank, GVTC, Brookshire Bros. and Lowe’s Market

Looking for other fun things to do this holiday season?

There are plenty of Christmas-themed activities listed on MyCanyonLake.com’s Events Calendar.

Coming soon is the largest parade in Comal County and a legendary North Pole at CRRC that’s a child’s dream-come-true.

Also highlighted on this site are holiday events Gruene and New Braunfels.

Did we miss something? Send us an email: stephanie@mycanyonlake.com. We’ll add your event.

Christmas Events

Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 15, Dec. 16, and Dec. 17.

  • Children’s giggles and shouts of glee are the reason for the Christmas season for six nights at CRRC Recreation Center, where the 20th Annual North Pole Village continues to delight area kids and grandkids with beautiful lights, booths and activities — and Santa, of course. At $5 per ticket, it’s the best holiday bargain around.

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Admire 35 of the most-beautiful, fun and traditional decorated trees in the area at Festival of Trees.
  • Lots of free wassail and Christmas cheer at New Braunfels’ famous Wassail Fest.
  • The Farmers Market also serves up eggnog’s closet rival. New Braunfels Farmers Market will press Texas-grown apples for fresh wassail again this year! Event includes food booths, and local vendors bringing unique and handmade goods

Friday, Dec. 2

  • Admire 35 of the most-beautiful, fun and traditional decorated trees in the area at Festival of Trees.

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • Christmas greetings from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott arrive in Gruene for the 15th Annual Pony Express Ride. Hang around to mail your holiday cards with a 2016 commemorative stamp representing Gruene.
  • Jingle for a Cause at Canyon Lake Dam. Walk raises funds for Hill Country Advocates which raises awareness and supports families dealing with childhood diseases, syndromes, complex medical needs, and disabilities as well.
  • Bah Humbug! with Scrooge in Gruene. It’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with an amazing twist — award-winning stage actor Damian Gillen plays all the roles in this powerful tale of hope & compassion.
  • Kick off the Christmas season with tours of some of the most-beautiful and unique homes in New Braunfels at the 23rd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.
  • Santa’s on his way, but that’s half the attraction in Gruene. Watch the tourist destination light up for Christmas!
  • Shop Christmas at Gruene’s Christmas Market Days.

Dec. 4

Dec. 5

Dec. 7

  • Tired of puffy edges and saggy bows? Learn how to do it right at Wrapping 101.

Friday, Dec. 9

  • 36th Annual Caroling on the Plaza takes place at downtown New Braunfels’ gazebo. Sing traditional carols in English, Spanish, and German.
  • Christmas PJ party for kids at Tye Preston Memorial Library.

Saturday, Dec. 10

  • Dec. 10, St. Jude’s Jingle Bell 5K walk and run (bring the kids!) leaves Gruene Hall at 8 a.m. Presented by Comal ISD. Regisstration at 6:30 a.m.
  • 38th Annual Canyon Lake Christmas Parade is the biggest in Comal County. Weather permitting, Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in the Wells Fargo stagecoach. Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim is grand marshal.
  • There are plenty of spots to view 32nd Annual Parade of Lights on the Lake in the evening. Click here for the viewing route. Sponsored by Hill Country Yacht Club.
  • Santa Is Coming to VFW Post 8800. Free cookies and photo opps!

Sunday, Dec. 11

Thursday, Dec. 15

Friday, Dec. 16

  • Golden Girls Widows Club celebrates the season at Tye Preston Memorial Library.
  • Annual holiday shindig at Gruene Hall with Bruce Orbison and Kelly Willis.
  • Canyon Lake United Methodist Church hosts CRRC Live Nativity at North Pole Village.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Tuesday, Dec. 20

  • The San Antonio-based Two Ton Tuesday continues to push the line between country and punk with this special holiday edition at Gruene Hall. Swing dancing lessons precede the return of this summer group.

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