There’s plenty to be thankful for in Fredericksburg, so grab the kids and your relatives and head to the Texas Hill Country for a fun Thanksgiving getaway!

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Enjoy Fredericksburg cuisine even on Turkey Day 2021 as these restaurants will be open on Thursday, Nov. 25.

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Here are great Fredericksburg to-do's that are for the whole family:

  • Two-step or tap your toes to some great live music by Dale Watson during the Thanksgiving Ball in Luckenbach Texas on Wednesday, November 25. Luckenbach's iconic dancehall is the perfect place to take your family photo for the annual Christmas card.
  • Check out the local restaurants and attractions that are open on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
  • Don't miss the "55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights" with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights at the lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and the Community Christmas Tree each evening at 6 p.m. Insider tip: Bring your camera for tons of photo opportunities - especially for those last-minute Christmas cards!
  • If skates are more your style, head to Marktplatz to enjoy outdoor ice skating as Eisbahn, which makes its annual debut the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27 (and runs through Sunday, January 3, 2021). Race your friends and family around the rink, take a spin or two, or just try to keep your balance – no matter your skill level you’re bound to have a blast!
  • Enjoy a James Taylor Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater on Saturday, Nov. 28. 
  • Go on a treasure hunting adventure at the Fredericksburg Trade Days Holiday Encore, where you can shop seven barns and more than 400 vendors who will have the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list, or attend The Peddler Show, where you'll find three buildings of talented designers, artisans, and craftsmen from all over the country.
  • Try your hand at holiday crafts and activities from the early 1900s at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm on Saturday, November 28. This “Deck the Halls” event at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park will feature edible ornaments, wreath and candle making, and more!
  • Explore your creative side with an Art and Vino Painting Class on Saturday, November 28. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided to complete the featured artwork for the evening “Christmas Tree Joy.”
  • Take it easy and casually shop the more than 150 shops, boutiques, and art galleries along Main Street. Catch up on your Christmas list while admiring the holiday décor that makes everyone smile with holiday cheer.
  • Fill up your water bottles and hike the outdoors in Fredericksburg. While Enchanted Rock is the most popular outdoor adventure in town, it is fully booked up for the holiday week. Fredericksburg's beautiful autumn scenery and cooler temperatures make for an enjoyable adventure. Don’t forget your camera! Note: Even when Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is not at capacity, it is recommended that you reserve a spot. You can make an advanced reservation by clicking here.

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