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German Christmas Market “Weihnachtsmarkt Texas Style”
Second Weekend in December
Fri 6pm – 10pm * Sat 10 am – 10 pm * Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Tomball, Texas, Old Town near the historical Train Depot, 201 S. Elm
Free Admission, Parking, and Shuttle
Herzlich Willkommen! You do not have to be German to enjoy this festival.
Come and enjoy the family-friendly ambience - Gemütlichkeit - of this unique music/street festival with three stages of live music and an open air market along with antique shops in the old town area.
Tap your feet to the music of Alpenfest, Chris Rybak, Sauerkrauts, Das Ist Lustig, Tubameisters, Valina, and get into the festive spirit with the sounds of strolling Christmas carolers. It’s a Texas German celebration at Christmas time on the old downtown streets of Tomball Texas.
An estimated 150 unique and interesting street vendors will line Market and S. Walnut Streets, selling German Christmas items, arts and crafts, and much more. Visit the “Weihnachtshaus” inside the Community Center at 221 Market Street at the corner of Cherry Street which will be filled with German clothes and souvenirs for sell.
Three German tents and music stages will house biergartens decorated with German themes and Christmas lights. Tables and chairs will allow you to relax with your Dunkles Bier (dark beer), or a warm cup of Glühwein. Don’t miss the traditional Dutch Santa, Elf, live Christmas tree, clowns, juggler, strolling entertainers, and Santa Clause himself. These characters welcome free photo request, so bring your camera.
The Kinderfest (kid’s area) will provide entertainment and fun for the young visitors. It includes carnival rides, bungee-jumping, rock wall, petting zoo, pony ride, walk on water, and more. Enjoy the free hayride and the Christmas lights tour at the museum district.
Food vendors will include traditional German food and drink, Glühwein (mulled wine), beer, Christmas Stollen & Homemade Breads, Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and pastry), Bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, apple strudel, etc., and will, also, include festival foods like funnel cake, corn dogs, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle korn, and barbeque.
The Festival is sponsored by the City of Tomball, Tomball Sister City, and German Heritage Festival
. Vendors welcome. Contact Grady Martin 281 379 6844 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grady P. Martin
President - TSCO