Light the Night Christmas Parade and After Glow 2013 – December 6

6818476_origThe Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce presents the annual lighted Christmas parade. More than 100 lighted entries are expected. An all-new laser light show will precede the parade. The After Glow will be a family celebration including Christmas shopping, local food and beverages and interactive children’s activities.

After Glow from 3 to 10 pm. Parade at 6:30 pm. Free viewing along the parade route on Main Street.

Call (830) 997-6523 for more information.

New Years Eve Dances

Local venues catering to New Year’s Eve revelers on Friday, December 31 include:

  • Albert Dance Hall — 5435 S. RR 1623, Albert; dinner and dance; tickets online are $10 for dance or $20 for dinner and dance; purchased at door cost is $25; music at 8:00 p.m. by the Sam Bentley Band. 830-644-2042 /
  • Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse — 305 W. Main St., Fredericksburg; $100 per person for dinner, dancing and champagne toast (or $50 for entertainment only); music by Freeride. 830-997-0485 /
  • Hangar Hotel Officer’s Club — 155 Airport Rd., Fredericksburg; no cover; music starting at 7:00 p.m. by James Watson. 830-997-9990 /
  • Hangar Hotel Pacific Showroom — 155 Airport Rd., Fredericksburg; $40; big band sound by Bill Smallwood Band and the Lone Star Swing Orchestra. 830-997-9990 /
  • Hill Top Cafe — 10661 N US Highway 87, Fredericksburg; reservations required; two dinner seatings – 6:00 p.m. ($90) and 9:00 p.m. ($125); music by the Texas Allstars. 830-997-8922 /
  • Hondo’s on Main — 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg; no cover; music by The Dust Devils. 830-997-1633 /
  • Luckenbach Texas — RR 1376 off Hwy 290, Luckenbach; limited number of tickets ($57 each) available for 8:00 p.m. dance with music by Mike Blakely and Thomas Michael Riley bands. 830-997-3224 /
  • Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille — 310 E. Main St, Fredericksburg; no cover; music by Ben Beckendorf (noon), Jeff Wood (6:00 p.m.) and Josh Murley Band (10:00 p.m.). 830-990-4949 /
  • Turner Hall — 103 W. Travis, Fredericksburg; $15 per person; 8:30 p.m.; music by The Wagon Aces. 830-997-3936
  • VFW Post 7105 — 710 S. Washington, Fredericksburg; $10 per person; 8:00 p.m.; music by the Dave Laughlin Band. 830-997-5017
  • Woodrose Winery — 662 Woodrose Lane, Stonewall; 7:00 p.m.; dinner and music by T. Roy and Candace Miller and by Levi Darr; $25 per person in advance (for reservations made by December 29), $30 at door / $10 for entertainment only. 830-644-2539

July 4th Community Parade and Patriotic Program

The patriotic spirit of our community shines through as we present our annual 4th of July parade featuring decorated entries followed by a patriotic program with music, entertainment and guest speakers. Free parade viewing all along Main Street. Patriotic program at Marktplatz.

Parade at 10 am followed by the program at 11 am-ish.

Luckenbach New Year’s Eve – December 31

Luckenbach New Year’s Eve Celebration with Randy Brown will be a fun night of dancing, complete with Peach Champagne Toast, Breakfast Tacos and Black Eye Peas. Party Favors for everyone. New Year’s Eve always sells out so get your tickets NOW so you can get your group seated at the same table.

COURTESY SHUTTLE to and from Fredericksburg Inn & Suites Hotel. If you are staying in Fredericksburg and would like to take the shuttle, please be our guest. There is no additional cost for this service but please feel free to tip your driver. The shuttle will run from Fredericksburg Inn & Suites starting at 7pm til 9:30pm..coming to Luckenbach. Return service to Fredericksburg will begin at 11:45pm and go til 1am. PLEASE BE SAFE ON NEW YEARS EVE!

Mystery dinner, opera package among top auction items at Tannenbaum Ball – Dec. 4

ladies inspecting the prizes at the tannenbaum ballGuests at the Tannenbaum Ball on Saturday, December 4 can walk away with a diamond, a murder mystery dinner, trip to Santa Fe, or other select items while supporting the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

The Ball takes place at the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Park beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is the Diamond Anniversary in honor of the Society’s 75th year.

Auction items include a house for 12 in Santa Fe, murder mystery dinner, a condominium in Colorado, an antique gun, crawfish/shrimp boil for 40, a Houston Grand Opera package, plus fly fishing, a day hunt, gourmet dinner and helicopter ride. Among the Silent Auction items are a hand-painted heart on canvas, martini shaker and martini glasses, amethyst & rhodalite garnet necklace, small silver tree with ornaments and gift for underneath, hand-painted wine glasses, and a table runner-silver animal print. New items are coming in daily.

The Society is also offering prize tickets for a .75-carat oval diamond valueda sante fe b&b that is one of the prizes at tannenbaum ball at $2,200 donated by Segner’s Jewelers. Prize tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from Segner’s Jewelers at 236 W. Main St, Fredericksburg TX; Janie Trantham at 830-990-9675 or email at; or Pam Spruiell at 830-997-5809 or email at

All guests will enjoy dancing to Austin’s top show band – Groove Daddy. The 10-piece group plays popular tunes from the 1950s to today.

Carte Wheels will cater a full course meal featuring Roasted Beef Tenderloins Tournedo, Smoked Gouda Mashers, and Fine French Beans, with Apricot Bread Pudding for dessert.

Tickets for the ball are $100 per person and may be purchased online at, or by calling 830-997-2835. For the first time, guests can reserve seating at the ball for $125 per person. Seats can be reserved only by calling 830-997-2835.

The Holiday Home Tour takes place on the following Saturday, December 11, 2010, from noon until 6 p.m. This year’s tour features seven first-time homes decorated for the holiday season. Tickets for the Home Tour are $25 per person and include tour booklet. Details and tickets are available online at

The Home Tour and Ball are the largest fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society. Details and tickets may be purchased by contacting the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835, or by visiting the web site.

Home Tour and Tannenbaum Ball scheduled

Continuing a 55-year-old tradition, the Gillespie County Historical Society is inviting the public to enjoy its Holiday Home Tour and Tannenbaum Ball during this year’s Holiday Happenings week.

55th Annual Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Noon until 6pm

Seven unique, never before toured Fredericksburg area homes all decorated for the Holidays. A booklet with the Tour map and full description of each home is given to each Holiday Home Tour participant.

Tour Tickets are $25 per person and available for purchase through December 1 at Pioneer Museum 325 West Main Street, Vereins Kirche, and Gastehaus Schmidt (you can purchase the tickets online when you make your reservation) in Fredericksburg and Crenwelge Motors in Kerrville.

Tickets can also be purchased online at or call 830-990-8441

55th Annual Tannenbaum Ball
St. Mary’sEventCenter
Saturday, December 8, 2012
7pm until 11:30pm 

An evening celebration in the new St. Mary’s Event Center. The event features a seated dinner by Delicious Details, open bar, Silent & Live Auction, and dance music by The Flying GTs. Segner’s Jewelry will offer a $2400 custom-designed jewelry item in the prize drawing.

Ball Tickets are $110 per person before November 26, 2012, and $125 after that date until December 6. Reservations are required for the Ball. Benefactor tables are available.

Tickets may be purchased at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main in Fredericksburg, on line at or call 830-990-8441.

Call 830-990-8441 for more information about either event.

Rockbox Christmas Christmas – Nov. 19 to Dec. 26

The Rockbox Christmas Show lights up your holiday with the regular professional cast of entertainers performing the best-loved songs of the season and Christmas hits from your favorite decade.

With weekly shows throughout the year as TripAdvisor’s #1 rated Attraction in Texas, Rockbox turns Christmas top to bottom with weekly Christmas showtimes, November 19 – December 26.

New this year…weekly Guest Artists join the Christmas cast to add to the fun.

You can add Rockbox Tickets when you make your reservation online.  Just add a note to tell us what show you would like to attend.

Fredericksburg Restaurants Open Christmas Day

turkey with all the trimmingsAUGUST E’s
203 E. San Antonio St (830) 997-1585
Seatings at 2 PM and 4 PM, Reservations required

1035 S. Adams St (Hwy 16 S.) (830) 990-2808
Open 24 hrs

803 S. Adams (830) 997-3161
Open 7 AM – 10 PM

3234 Luckenbach Rd. (830) 997-0444
Open 11:30 AM – 6 PM

This information was provided by The Fredericksburg, Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Please call the restaurants to confirm the hours of operation.