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5 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Fredericksburg NOV 28 2016

5 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Fredericksburg

Looking to change up your New Year’s Eve celebration this year? There are plenty of great events to help you ring in the New Year the fun way here in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Celebrate with live music by Andy Meadows’ 9 piece band during the Rockbox New Year’s Celebration on Friday and […] View Post >


Zweite Weihnachten: Second Christmas NOV 10 2016

Zweite Weihnachten: Second Christmas

Zweite Weihnachten, or Second Christmas, is a long established German tradition. Christmas Day was considered a time for religious reflection and a day to spend with close family members. However, celebrations the following day included also friends and neighbors. This Second Christmas, the day after Christmas, was observed with people gathering in the village to rejoice […] View Post >
German Customs Set Christmas Traditions NOV 05 2016

German Customs Set Christmas Traditions

Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions come from old German customs? Advent Calendar. Many Germans celebrate the four weeks leading up to Christmas with an Advent wreath or calendar. The lighted wreath was invented to help children count down to Christmas, and soon advent calendars with pieces of chocolate in the windows […] View Post >
German Christmas Food Sets the Holiday Mood NOV 04 2016

German Christmas Food Sets the Holiday Mood

Imagine you’re in a cozy German town, strolling through the red and white striped tents of the Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market). Snow crunches underfoot, and it’s so cold you can see your breath in the air. Time to warm up with a mug of hot Glühwein! German mulled wine, or Glühwein, is a traditional Christmas drink from […] View Post >
Can’t Miss Holiday Wine Events NOV 03 2016

Can’t Miss Holiday Wine Events

It’s practically impossible to celebrate the holidays in Fredericksburg without enjoying a little bit of Texas wine! Get a taste of Texas wine at one of the more than 30 wineries and tasting rooms in the Fredericksburg area, or at any of these great holidays wine events in Fredericksburg: Glöggfest at Pedernales Cellars – Celebrate […] View Post >