The schedule and list of performers for the 2017 Tomball German Christmas Market is being organized.  Keep an eye on these pages for updates.

 

Entertainers And Performers

The following groups will appear at our 2016 event:

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Alpenmusikanten; Will Polka For Beer!  Texas' most exciting German / Alpine party band!  You can dance, you can drink, you can boogie to the music of this high energy 5 piece band.  Their music ranges from traitional biergarten sing alongs to 50's and 60's American rock to some of the popular songs from Austria and Oktoberfest in Munich today.  They'll be here all 3 days, so you have plenty of opportunity to party with them.


German Bands:

Auf Gehts is a lively new group in the Houston area with many years of German music experience.  Randy Adams on trumpet, Lynlee Alley and Wolf Kaiser on accordions and Glen Renfro on percussion of many kinds will inspire you to tap your toes to crazy yodeling, dance romantic waltzes, and laugh at their hilarious antics.   They play at Rudi Lechner's every Thursday.

Das Ist Lustig will take you on a whirlwind musical tour of Germany, Holland, and the Czech Republic, invite you to sing along, ring along, and learn a folk dance, and of course, will play many of your Christmas favorites.   They play at Rudi Lechner's Restaurant in Houston every Wednesday and King's Biergarten in Pearland every Thursday. 

Eurofest plays an array of Alpine jodels, a little North German and a great mix of some of the songs that Myron Floren made famous.  Their danceable music has everyone tapping their toes.  You can find them on Saturday at the Silver Eagle Stage.

Kenny James is like a one man band, performing with his accordion.  Kenny plays at various local restaurants on Houston's southeast side.  He always brings a smile to his audiences faces.  He'll be in the Weihnachtshaus on Saturday evening.


Shelia Lee loves to play with her audiences.  Sometimes, she has an extra accordion laying about to challenge her guests to try.  If she invites you to sing for her, don't be affraid to join in.  She loves to acompany.  She also will bring some of her students and let them showcase what they've been working on.  She has an accordion school and store in Pasadena.




Variety Bands:

Chris Rybak is known as the Accordion Cowboy.  His music is lively and fun, always attracting a thirsty polka dancing party crowd.  He'll be at the Chris Rybak Party stage all three days.

Joe Brikha will be in the Weihnachtshaus playing all kinds of European music on his accordion Friday evening.  Drop in and ask him to play your favorite song!

Mike Stroup Trio brings some raw and fun old country and western swing to the Texas Heritage Stage on Friday evening. 

The Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band will host the Texas Heritage Stage all weekend, and will play shows Saturday and Sunday.  Scott and his talented family are entertaining with their mix of old Americana and bluegrass.

Kevin Anthony will play some old country and cajun fiddle at the Texas Heritage Stage on Saturday evening.  His music is energetic and sounds great. 





Singers, Folk Dancers, Show Groups:


Class Act Stars On Tour is a nonprofit performing arts group for students in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Class Act strives to provide an environment in which students can learn about teamwork and responsibility as well as the technical and artistic aspects of musical theatre.  Songs and choreography are showcased at the Tomball festivals.

Cloggers On The Move are a family based clogging group from the Tomball and Magnolia area.  They perform lively clogging routines to popular music. 

Cloggers Unlimited are a group of clogging ladies from Spring, Tomball and Magnolia area of Houston who love to dance and perform their energetic dances for their audiences. 


Das Ist Keine Kunst German Dancers perform German, Austrian, and Swiss folk dances, often with a few acrobatic stunts.  They'll stroll and sing Christmas carols too!

David G Wonders - will stroll about the festival grounds with his fun magic, ventriloquism, and  balloon art for guests of all ages. 

Gigi Sperduti sings some of her favorite covers and original music on Friday evening.  She placed in the top 5 for Houston Rodeo Rockstar earlier this year.  Don't miss her at the Texas Heritage Stage.

Judy Dugas with her Autoharp performs Christmas and American folk tunes.  Her inviting demeanor and beautiful sounds are enchanting to the senses.  Shows on Saturday in the Weihnachtshaus.

London Lawhon is new to the German festival, but we think her powerhouse voice and original songs will be well received.  Come see her at the Texas Heritage Stage on Saturday.

Our Savior Lutheran Carillon Bell Choir performs Christmas music on handbells.  Is there anything that says Christmas is in the air louder than a choir of bells?  Shows on Saturday between 11am and 3:00pm.


Rathkamp German Dancers perform German, Austrian, and Swiss folk dances, sometimes even inviting their audiences to join in.  Shows all weekend.

The Woodlands HS and the Woodlands College Park HS German Clubs will perform German folk dances that they plan to take to contest in February.  Don't miss the area's hardest working German students!

Tomball HS Brass Ensemble will play on Saturday afternoon.  We're so excited to have students and teachers from Tomball's own school district involved in our events!  This group was great the past couple of festivals. Don't miss these talented young musicians!




Strolling Acts:
Christmas Elves will be on hand to get into mischief with any child who is willing.  They'll dance and skip and play with you all afternoon... and let Santa know if you're truly naughty or nice.  They'll stroll All three days.

DE will entertain you with his amazing and often interpretive dance antics.  He's every bit the gentleman, and certain to DElight!  Ladies, you don't have to fret about a dance partner any more.   He'll be there all weekend.

Gene Hackemack loves to lead a German sing along.  Look for him strolling about all three days with an accordion and a friendly smile on his face.

German Court from TRF: Ever been to the Texas Renaissance Festival?  Did you ever want to meet the royal courts?  The German Royal court will be singing and playing with guests all day Saturday.


Christmas Carolers will be strolling and singing Christmas favorites and traditionals  all weekend.

Christkind The idea that the Christkind brings children their Christmas gifts goes back to the protestant reformer, Martin Luther (1483-1546). In Luther’s time, it was traditional to give children gifts on December 6th, St. Nicolas’s Day. To turn away from the Catholic veneration of saints and saint’s days, Luther laid gift-giving in his household on Christmas Eve. He told his children that "Holy Christ" had brought their presents.  


Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa Claus (the original) will be on hand for pictures, wishes, and a little history lesson about how Santa came to be.  Look for him on Saturday and Sunday.

Tallest German - you may have seen him towering above the crowds at the past couple of festivals.  He returns this Christmas festival with more jokes and ready to take pictures with you!


TubaMeisters stroll and play their low down "heavy metal" Christmas music.  Like the bells, it just isn't Christmas without a tuba!  They'll be there Saturday and Sunday

Tannenbaum:  Be on the look-out for this playful tree.  Polka dancing, mischief and taking pictures with guests are the tree's favorite pastimes. 

Many of our strolling entertainers, school  and church groups rely on donations and tips.  Your generosity is welcomed and appreciated!