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The festive month of December is a busy time in Fredericksburg. The weather is just right, with a nice brisk chill in the morning air, and the entire town resounds with the contagious spirit of Christmas. The shops are stocked with unique, one-of-a-kind offerings. Local restaurants continue the mood with menus to suit your whim [...]
Christmas in Fredericksburg is the most wonderful time of year. See all our activities at http://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/holiday/.
Did you gobble, gobble this Thanksgiving? No worries, little turkey. Just head to Fredericksburg this holiday weekend to knock off those calories. A hike up Enchanted Rock will wake up even the most tryptophan-challenged gourmand. It’s an hour hike up. An hour hike down. That has to be worth a pound or two. And the [...]
There’s hope for allergy sufferers who want to enjoy the warmth and beauty of a real Christmas tree. Did you know the Leyland Cypress seems to cause little, if any, problems for those with allergies? Find one at St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm, located just 12 and a half miles north of Fredericksburg on Highway [...]
The simple joys of the Christmas season can be found in time-honored traditions. Decking the halls. Driving through twinkling towns. Decorating cookies. Singing Christmas carols. Reliving the Christmas story. Deck the halls with the natural scent of pine and let the scent take you back to a time when popcorn and cranberries garnished Christmas trees. [...]
The 290 Wine Shuttle will run on Friday, November 29. The shuttle typically runs on Saturdays, every 30 minutes, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Because of demand, the shuttle will run on both the Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
As in many cultures, certain foods are linked with Christmastime in Germany. The German Christmas Stollen, a loaf-shaped pastry, was originally made as a food to be eaten during the Advent fast. Its loaf shape is meant to resemble a swaddled baby Jesus. The treat, which was first baked in Dresden in the 14th century, [...]
Sure, there’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But what’s even more special? Small Business Saturday. We’re kind of partial to that one in Fredericksburg. This year, Small Business Saturday is November 30. Mark your calendars. It’s a day to support your friends and neighbors who own small businesses. Tucked away in more than 150 shops [...]
FREDERICKSBURG DENNY’S 1035 S. State Hwy 16 Fredericksburg, TX (830) 990-2806 Open 24 hours TAQUERIA JALISCO 1410 E. Main St. Fredericksburg, TX (830) 990-8554 Open 8 AM – 3 PM Traditional menu KERRVILLE (25 minutes from Fredericksburg) ALPINE LODGE RESTAURANT Inn of the Hills Hotel 1001 Junction Hwy Kerrville, TX (830) 895-5000 11 AM – [...]
AUGUST E’s 203 E. San Antonio St. Fredericksburg, TX (830) 997-1585 Open 5 PM – Close CHURCH’S CHICKEN 614 E. Main St. Fredericksburg, TX (830) 997-7333 Open until 8 PM CLEAR RIVER PECAN CO 138 E. Main St. Fredericksburg, TX (830) 997-8490 Open until 6 PM DAIRY QUEEN 902 E. Main St. Fredericksburg, TX (830) [...]
The German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree are being installed at Marktplatz. Join us Friday, November 29, at 7 p.m. for the official lighting ceremony.
The month of November heralds the advent of the dazzling holiday season in Fredericksburg. The streets are decked with the season’s décor, and the shops are brimming with a breathtaking array of ideas for the perfect gifts. Many local restaurants have fine-tuned menus to offer delicious repasts for your Thanksgiving dining. Marktplatz will host the [...]
ANDY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILL 413 S. Washington St Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-3744 Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal AUGUST E’S 203 E. San Antonio Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-1585 Seatings 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM Traditional Meal – Reservations highly recommended AUSLANDER 323 E. Main Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-7714 Open 5 PM [...]
The Fredericksburg RV Park was recently named to the Good Sam RV Parks and Resorts’ “Best of the Best” list, ranking in the “top 100.”
October is one of best months of the year for a visit to Fredericksburg. It’s officially Fall, and the silky evenings of Indian Summer are perfect for enjoying the many outdoor activities. Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg’s annual tribute to its German heritage, kicks off the month on the 4th, 5th, and 6th.Held at Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz, the celebration [...]
Oxblood lilies have bloomed! In the 1870s a German botanist introduced Oxblood lilies to the German-speaking areas of the Texas Hill Country. These red trumpet-shaped flowers mark the arrival of fall.
Searching for the Great Pumpkin? Find it in Fredericksburg. The pumpkin patch at Vogel Orchard, 12862 Hwy 290 E, offers locally grown pumpkins, children’s activities, antique tractors, pumpkin launching, and a Fall store with preserves, jellies and other goodies. The pick-your-own pumpkin patch includes two acres of Cinderella, Jack o’ Lantern, Big Mac and Pie [...]