German Christmas Market “Weihnachtsmarkt Texas Style”
December 11 &12, 2010, “Second Saturday & Sunday in December”
Sat 10 am – 9 pm * Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Tomball , Texas , Old Town near the historical Train Depot Plaza , 201 S. Elm
Free Admission and No Parking Fees
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 and open air market along with antique shops in the old town area.
Tap your feet to the music of Chris Rybak, Alpenfest Trio, Das Ist Lustig, Tubameisters, Valina, and get into the festive spirit with the sounds of the Christmas musical groups.
An estimated 120 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 .
The German Tent and music stage will be located near 200 Market Street . The tent will house the biergarten decorated in a German theme and Christmas lights. Tables and chairs will allow you to relax with your Dunkles Bier (dark bier), or a warm cup of Glühwein. Don’t miss the traditional Dutch Santa, Elf, live Christmas Tree, and Royal Bavarian Guard.
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, bounce house, and more. Enjoy the large outdoor movie screen, a hayride, and the Christmas lights tour.
Food vendors will include traditional German food and drink, Glühwein (mulled wine), beer, Christmas Stollen, 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.
Highlights of the Festival will include: The lighting of the City Christmas tree, fireworks, music on the Depot Stage, Santa’s arrival, and the dedication and unveiling of the new bronze statue of Elmer Beckendorf representing the impact of Agriculture to Tomball.