Outdoor ice-skating returns to Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg for its ninth consecutive year this holiday season. The ice-skating rink, Eisbahn, opens Friday, November 29, 2013, and runs through January 4, 2014. The rink is open daily, with extended hours on weekends and school holidays. A come-and-go all-day pass is only $10, including skate rental.
The first annual “Viva Texicana” Hill Country Fiesta, celebrating Hispanic heritage in the Texas Hill Country, will take place on Saturday, September 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum, located at 325 West Main Street. The “Viva Texicana” Hill Country Fiesta will be an evening of family-friendly fun hosted by Stephanie Urbina Jones, a third generation Hispanic-American country singer-songwriter and featured artist on the national TV show "Troubadour Texas".
The annual Fredericksburg Christmas & Holiday Guide – including a calendar of exciting Hill Country holiday events – is now available from the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau (FCVB). The holiday guide is packed-full holiday entertainment scheduled for the 2013 holiday season running Thanksgiving weekend through January 1. Get in the holiday spirit with Fredericksburg’s unique mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality. Shop more than 150 of the best shops, art galleries and boutiques on Fredericksburg’s perfectly-lit Main Street, watch the annual lighted Christmas parade along Main Street, head to local wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theatre productions or dance into the Christmas spirit with great live music at Luckenbach Texas. All of this season’s ‘can’t miss’ events are outlined in the new holiday guide, along with helpful event descriptions, useful contact information, and more.
What are the current population figures for Fredericksburg and Gillespie County?
Population figures as of the 2010 United States Census show: Fredericksburg – 10,530 Gillespie County – 24,837
What are the predominate industries for the area?
Medical, tourism and agriculture
In which year was Fredericksburg founded?
The city of Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by 120 German immigrants who traveled to Texas from Germany to secure land purchased through the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, known as Mainser Adelsverein. Each settler was promised a plot of land in town and 10 acres in the vicinity of the settlement [...]