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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014 by Jeff

Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving painting

Gästehaus Schmidt is closed today.  You can still make reservations online.  We will not be able to process your confirmations and maps until Friday.  We will not be answering our phones.  We will not be answering our On Call phone.

If you are arriving today, please check your “Holiday and Late Arrival Key Arrangements” on the map we sent you.  Your key will be at its pickup location at 3 pm.

If you are having problems with your accommodation, please contact the manager or owner of the property.  Their number is on the map that we sent you.

If you are departing today, and you need to return keys to our office, please drop them in the mail slot in our front door.  Please drive carefully.  We’d like to see you again next year.

Have a wonderful holiday.

We will re-open tomorrow at 9 am.

Thanksgiving Day Benefit Dinner at Luckenbach

November 25th, 2014 by Jeff

Fellowship, great food, silent and live auctions and live music by local musicians. Turkey, ham and a few common Thanksgiving dinner dishes will be provided for a donation. Bring your favorite covered dish to share with others, participate in the auctions, join in the Pickers’ Circle – all are welcome! Come have fun and enjoy your day while supporting Fredericksburg Salutes our Wounded Warriors.

Mingle from noon to 1 pm; eat around 1 pm; Pickers’ Circle from noon to 3 pm. By donation. Call  (830) 534-2929 or (830) 534-2779 for more information. Luckenbach, Texas is at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop off RR 1376.

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions – November 29

November 24th, 2014 by Jeff

Bring the family and get into the holiday spirit learning about edible ornaments, wreath making, candle making and other holiday activities and traditions from the early 1900’s.

Free, but donations encouraged.

At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site on Hwy 290 E. from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

Restaurants open Thanksgiving Day

November 24th, 2014 by Jeff

In case you missed it, here’s a link to a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day.

Llano Street Bakery and Deli is taking orders for the holiday. You can get Cookies, Bread, rolls, party platters, and pies. Call them at 830-307-3208

The Peddler Show: Fredericksburg November Show

November 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

The Peddler Show offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can’t be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you’re sure to find that perfect gift at The Peddler Show! Whether you’re looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all! It’s the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Don’t miss the shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you are! For more information, please visit www.peddlershow.com.

Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Communty Christmas Tree – November 28

November 22nd, 2014 by Jeff

Annual holiday season event which captures the spirit and celebration of Christmas and highlights Fredericksburg’s rich German heritage in a magical way. Includes a German brass band, caroling, refreshments and, of course, the big countdown!

7 pm on Marktplatz. Free.

Gästehaus Schmidt Thanksgiving Office Hours

November 20th, 2014 by Jeff

Just a reminder for everyone: our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  If you have any concerns or problems on Thanksgiving, please call the manager or owner of the property you are staying in.  Their phone number will be in the house, and on the map we sent you.

If you are checking in on Thanksgiving, we will deliver the keys, where applicable, by 2 pm.

If you are checking out on Thanksgiving, if you are returning keys, drop them in drop slot in our front door after 11 am.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

“The New Old Guard” Art Show at Insight Gallery – November 7-23

November 19th, 2014 by Jeff

“The New Old Guard, Heirs Apparent to the Traditional Art World”. In one of the most dynamic and powerful shows of 2014, these young talents give us a glimpse of the bright future of Fine Art in the representational art world. Featuring works from Kyle Polzin, Mary Qian, Kyle Sims, Josh Elliott, Scott Tallman Powers, Brent Cotton, G Russell Case, Scott Burdick, JoAnne Peralta, Glenn Dean, Tony Pro and Logan Maxwell Hagege. Art lovers and collectors from far and wide will anticipate this standout show. All pieces to be sold by draw. Opening reception on November 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main St. Call (830) 997-9920 for details.

Fall Farmers Market – Thursdays October 2 to November 20

November 18th, 2014 by Jeff

The Fredericksburg Farmers Market and Pioneer Museum are partnering to extend the popular weekly event into the fall. Every Thursday, starting on October 2, shoppers can pick up fresh farm produce and prepared food in a historic setting. Hours are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fall market will continue for seven weeks through November 20.

Shoppers can enjoy live music each week.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. There will be free admission to the museum and grounds during market hours.

For information, contact the Pioneer Museum at 830-997-2835.

“Contemporary Masters Invitational” at Fredericksburg Art Gallery – November 7-29

November 16th, 2014 by Jeff

Fourteen nationally celebrated Texas artists have been invited to the 17th annual Contemporary Masters Invitational at Fredericksburg Art Gallery, 314 E. Main Street. Each artist is asked to submit five to seven new, original works of art. Only three paintings are then selected from each artist for the show. The quality and variety of the originals that will be available for sale will be truly exceptional. Opening reception and awards ceremony on November 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. On Saturday, November 8, enjoy casual art talks, demonstrations and educational art discussions from 9 am to 5:30 pm. The show will hang in the gallery through November 29.

Call (830) 990-2707 for more information.