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Celebrate the Start of the Season at New Braunfels’ Holiday Lighting

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If you’ve never seen downtown New Braunfels decked out for the holidays, then you’re really missing out. Like something out of a Hallmark made-for-tv-holiday-movie, from mid-November until January, downtown New Braunfels is decorated with lights for as far as the eye can see and people strolling hand-in-hand under the glow of the lights. While you have several weeks to see the lights, the evening that the lights first go on is an event not to be missed. The Annual Downtown Holiday Lighting is complete with music, entertainment and friendly greetings from locals and visitors alike.

Friday, November 17 at 6 p.m.

Holiday Lighting

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This year’s annual Downtown Holiday Lighting and Santa’s Arrival is a free event celebrating the spirit of the holiday season in Downtown New Braunfels. The City of New Braunfels invites everyone to ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 17th with the arrival of Santa Claus beneath a hundred thousand twinkling lights in historic downtown New Braunfels. The dazzling display of low energy and sustainable LED lights stretches through downtown and will remain lit for the holiday season. It will take place at 100 Main Plaza in New Braunfels. Everyone is invited to join in the ceremony and countdown to the illumination, where Mayor Barron Casteel will “flip the switch” to officially light downtown and Santa will arrive on a vintage fire truck.

Music, Santa Claus and Treats!

Downtown NB

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The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with music provided by the Comal Community Band. Holiday treats and pictures with Santa on the bandstand will be available for purchase from the New Braunfels Downtown Association. A picture with Santa will be $10, cash only. Additional partners of this annual event include the New Braunfels Downtown Association (Downtown New Braunfels) and New Braunfels Utilities. For additional information contact City’s Parks and Recreation Department at (830) 221-4350 or visit the Facebook page for the event here