Though he is not bound by the laws of physics, Santa Claus is duty bound to eat every cookie, brisket, and can of pumpkin pie filling you leave out for him. Get him something tastier with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a three-day pass (up to a $12 value) to Weihnachtsmarkt, a traditional German-style Christmas market in New Braunfels.
A tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, Weihnachtsmarkt is based on the German advent season street markets and features vendors selling holiday food and wares. The market provides many opportunities to get your nosh on with the Kaffee House, a tearoom with homemade German treats, and peruse Christmas decorations. Nibbling on hand-dipped artisan Christmas candles is the perfect complement to the wine and other drinks made available for purchase while you shop, including Glühwein, a wine served spiced and hot.
Weihnachtsmarkt, now in its 22nd year, is presented every year by the Sophienburg, the German heritage museum of New Braunfels. The event takes place in Kongresshalle, the New Braunfels Civic Center, and signifies the beginning of Festtage, the holiday season celebrated in New Braunfels and many of The Santa Clause films.