5 Things to Do in New Braunfels This (New Year’s) Weekend

New Braunfels residents love that the town provides so much to see and do while still maintaining a great culture and small town feel. New Braunfels is full of heritage and these events showcase the best of what the town has to offer this New Year’s weekend. No need to research, five of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this weekend are described here. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country New Year's weekend a little more simple!

Celebrate New Year’s at Faust Brewing Company


Looking for a place to celebrate the beginning of 2016 with friends and neighbors? Head to Ring in 2016 at the Faust Brewing Company! Well-known around town as a great destination to grab a drink with friends, the Faust Brewing Company is the perfect place to celebrate this New Year’s Eve. The bar and restaurant open before noon and DJ Rudy will begin spinning tracks at 9! The party will also feature party favors and drink specials, along with a traditional champagne toast at midnight.

When: Thursday from 11am to 11:59pm.

Where: Faust Hotel and Brewing Co., 240 Seguin Ave, New Braunfels

Experience A Night in Old Vienna

If you are searching for a classy alternative to the annual New Year’s Eve party then look no further. This year Seekatz Opera House will host A Night in Old Vienna. The event will transport you to Vienna, Austria as you participate in a traditional Masquerade Ball. Dress to the nines as you attend a cocktail hour followed by a four-course dinner. Finally, celebrate with music and dance as you await the end of 2015 at which point you will participate in a traditional New Year’s Toast. Don’t miss out on the classiest event in New Braunfels this weekend!

When: Thursday at 6:30pm.

Where: Seekatz Opera House, 265 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels

Watch the Big Games at Buffalo Wings and Rings

College Football Bowl season has become a holiday season ritual in the Texas Hill Country. With many successful Texas teams to cheer for, and a number of bowls to attend in the state, the bowl season is always a great time. This year brings a new tradition as the College Football Playoff includes semifinal games on New Years Eve. If you want to stay in New Braunfels but still want to see the game up close, head out to Buffalo Wings and Rings for a great viewing experience. Combining great food with over 50 screens, you’re sure to find the game you’re looking for!

When: Anytime this weekend.

Where: 983 N. Loop St., New Braunfels

Shoot Fireworks

What’s New Year’s Eve without fireworks? Luckily for New Braunfels residents there are plenty of ways to celebrate. As a close neighbor to San Antonio, one great option is to make the trip to the city for the firework shows downtown, at Six Flags, or at Sea World. If you prefer to create your own fireworks shows there are plenty of options for you too! New Braunfels has plenty of fireworks stands set up nearby offering the best in home shot fireworks. Whether you’re looking for Black Cats, Roman Candles, or an entire home fireworks show, you should be able to create a great celebration with all the New Braunfels area offers!

When: Thursday at Midnight.

Where: Various Locations.

Attend The 4th Annual Fly Fishing Clinic

Looking to try a new sport, or even just a new type of fishing? Try out fly-fishing this weekend with a great lesson hosted by Lazy L&L Campground. The 4th Annual Fly-Fishing Clinic is a beginner’s class in everything fly-fishing. The Guadalupe River provides the perfect backdrop for learning to fly fish and to make matters better participants will receive a free rod and reel with the clinic. All ages are welcome so come out this weekend to learn a new skill.

When: Sunday from 8am to 5pm.

Where: Lazy L&L Campground, 11699 River Rd, New Braunfels