As the Holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to family and decorating your home with holiday cheer. This is also a time of year when coming up with the perfect gifts for the ones you love can be a little stressful. Sure, you can shop online, but why miss an opportunity to pick one-of-a-kind gifts from local vendors and artisans? Join us for local market days in Wimberley, Gruene or Blanco each about 30 minutes from Mystic Quarry.
These Saturday events offer amazing finds such as unique home décor, works of art, farmer fresh goodies, beautiful clothing and accessories. In Wimberley, check out olive oil from Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Company. In Gruene, don’t miss Bear Creek Leather. Blanco has a special Christmas market on December 14th. And when in Blanco, don’t miss buying something with lavender – After all, Blanco is the home to Texas’ largest Lavender Fest in June.
New Braunfels’ Christkindlmarkt is another special, once-a-year market with plenty of German-inspired food, craft beer and music. Pick up handcrafted Christmas ornaments and other “tis’ the season” gifts you won’t find at any suburban outlet mall.