Twelve Days of Christmas: Tomball German Christmas Festival

Today we went to the Tomball German Christmas Festival.  I've been wanting to go for years, but have always worked weekends, so I was glad to finally get to go.  Dennis and his brother from another mother, Roger, go every year, and they even have lederhosen to wear.  They're nothing if not festive.

they walked in the parade

The day started off chilly and grey (my favorite), and got even cooler as the day went on thanks to some crazy gusty wind, but we didn't mind.  I wore Jack in our Moby wrap so were super snuggly warm, but Dennis had to finally break out his heavy coat.  We escaped the cold for a little while in the historic train depot to watch some model trains and also checked out several antique shops in Old Town Tomball.

this guy had the best beard ever 

The festival is actually a lot bigger than I expected it to be.  There were several stages (with plenty of polka music to go around - I've never seen so many accordions in one place!), lots of vendor booths, and a variety of food and drink tents.  I ate like a pig, but that's what street festivals are for, right?  I had a giant apple strudel and wassil (spiced apple cider), and I tried to eat a brautwurst, but Jack stole it from me.  What can I say, the kid knows good meat.  I also had some potato pancakes, and a bite or two of Den's gyro.  There as also a booth of old fashioned sodas like sarsparilla and cream soda, but my favorite was the muddy creek (chocolate soda!).

I think we have added yet another Family Christmas Tradition!  I already can't wait for next year.

1 comment

  1. Oh wow, this festival looks super fun!!! I don't think we have anything like that here, which is too bad, because the food sounds amazing!


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