Towns across the Hill Country celebrate the season with lights. People wander downtown, eating, drinking, taking pictures and laughing. Small town happiness.
I'm sharing two of my favorite towns, Gruene and New Braunfels, only a few miles apart, and close enough to Austin and San Antonio for an evening outing from either city.
The Gruene idea of Christmas shopping...a cool evening, a bottle of wine and music drifting down the street.
Gruene Hall, the source of the songs.
In the center of the circle at the center of downtown New Braunfels, the bandstand glows.
The courthouse shines.
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