Did you know that 18% of Texans are German descendants? That German heritage can be felt throughout the "German Belt" of Texas, stretching from Houston-Galveston to Kerville-Mason and the Hill Country region. Germans immigrated to Texas in massive numbers between 1830-1890, forming cultural districts and German-language schools, brewing beer and eating spiced sausages (Handbook of Texas Online). Although the descendants of these German pioneers moved to the suburbs and now speak English, Texas' German cultural heritage is still celebrated throughout the state with Oktoberfests and German Christmas festivals. Tomball and its sister city Telgte, Germany sponsor a traditional German Christmas market to celebrate those early Texas traditions.
It's "Weihnachtsmarkt Texas Style" in Tomball! You will enjoy German "Gastfreundshft" at a traditional Christmas market in Tomball near the train depot, 201 S. Elm. You can sample Christmas Stollen, Kaffee und Kuchen and dance to the sounds of the Tubameisters. Enjoy the fireworks and the lighting of the Tomball City Christmas tree. Take your camera for those special Christmas photos!
December 9, 6-10; December 10, 10-10; December 11, 10-6
Admission is Free. Parking is free.