Attend Fredericksburg's Christmas Nights of Lights

Experience a unique mix of German Christmas Traditions and warm Texan hospitality at Fredericksburg's Christmas Nights of Lights. Held nightly form the week of Thanksgiving through the first week in January, gather with family and friends to see the nightly lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Christmas Pyramid. Music begins at 5 p.m. and a 10-minute audio program with a countdown begins at 6 p.m.

Marktplatz at Night Holiday

Skate at Eisbahn

Take the family to skate a few laps at Fredericksburg's only outdoor ice skating rink, Eisbahn. The rink is located at Marktplatz in the Kinderhalle Pavilion. Come-and-go passes are $15 including skate rental. Passes are $10 on Tuesdays. 


Shop and stroll historic main street

Cross off your holiday shopping list while supporting small businesses this season. Fredericksburg is home to more than 150 locally-owned shops, boutiques and art galleries so you are sure to find something for everyone. Be sure to check out special holiday shopping events including the holiday market at St. Joseph's Halle, Redbud Artisan Market and Fredericksburg Trade Days.

Christmas holiday shopping

Stay in Festive Holiday Lodging

Many of Fredericksburg's vacation rentals, hotels and motels, and RV parks are decorated for the holiday season. Explore all lodging, search by location, guests, amenities and more, and find the perfect place to stay this holiday season.

Bed & Breakfast at Christmas Season

Attend the Light the Night Christmas Parade

See Fredericksburg Main Street light up at the holiday night parade. The parade is held the first Friday of December and begins at 6:30 p.m. After, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available at the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz for photos. 

2019 Light the Night Christmas Parade

Learn About Fredericksburg's Rich History

Browse through Fredericksburg's nationally-recognized museums and historic sites. Pioneer Museum highlights the founding of Fredericksburg. Learn about World War II in the Pacific and Fredericksburg's hometown hero at the National Museum of the Pacific War. See the life of the 36th President Lyndon B. Johnson, and get a holiday-themed, hands-on look at what life was like at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History FarmBe sure to check hours of operation as hours may change during holidays.

Pioneer Museum

Experience the rich German heritage of Gillespie County. This 3.5-acre museum complex contains...

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National Museum of the Pacific War

The Admiral Nimitz Gallery, George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents,...

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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

The Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is a historically significant park in the heart...

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Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

Visit a living history farmstead and learn about seasonal activities such as sausage making, sheep...

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Taste Award-Winning Wines

Home to more than 60 wineries and tasting rooms, Fredericksburg is Texas Wine Country, many of which are family-friendly. Taste holiday varietals and experience special dinners and pairings. Be sure to drive responsibly or leave the driving to the pros

Listen to live music

Gather around a fireplace patio or head to a historic dance hall to listen to some of the best music in Texas. Most restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms offer regularly scheduled music

Luckenbach Texas Live Music

Taste Hill Country Cuisine

Leave the cooking to the pros and taste some of the flavors of Fredericksburg. With options for group dining, kid-friendly eateries and fine dining locales for celebrating, Fredericksburg restaurants have you covered this holiday season. From barbecue to Tex-Mex to authentic German and everything in between, you are sure to find something tasty.

Ring in the New Year

Celebrate the start of 2024 with a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration an ball drop at Marktplatz. The free event includes children's games, face painting, live music, arts and crafts and more from 3-6:30 p.m. The ceremonial ball drop concludes the event at 6:30 p.m.

New Year's Ball Drop at Marktplatz

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