Chamber of Commerce Lighted Christmas Parade – December 7

Join the Chamber and all of Fredericksburg for one of our most beautiful traditions!

The parade will begin at 6:30 pm at the Courthouse, at the corner of Main and Adams Streets and head eastward toward Washington, where it will turn around and head westward down Main Street and end at Edison Street.

They hope you will also join them following the parade at St. Nikolausmarkt, with complimentary admission on Friday night!

Christmas Lighting Ceremony

We watched in nervous apprehension as the City of Fredericksburg erected its custom-made 26 foot Christmas Pyramid at the Marktplatz in the gusty wind.  We watched the new Christmas tree as it was brought in, all 30 feet of it.  We’ve been waiting for when both are lit, signaling the start of the holiday season in Fredericksburg. The Lighting Ceremony is on Friday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Marktplatz.

First Day Hikes, Runs and Yoga at Enchanted Rock – January 1

Choose from the Loop Trail (4.5 miles), the Summit Trail (1.2 miles), Frontside Trail to Frog Pond (1.2 miles) or “The Other side of the Rock” Hike (approx. 2.5 miles). These hikes will be going on every hour throughout the day starting at 9 am. Yoga will begin at 7 am. A separate “Run With the Ranger” on the Loop Trail will start at 9 am. All hikes will begin at the Gazebo. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the activity you choose whether it’s yoga, running or hiking. Park entry is $7 per person; age 12 and under are free. There is no cost to participate in any of these programs.

Reserve a spot for yoga by emailing patty@lizarddreamingyoga.com Participate in “Run With the Ranger” by emailing Scott.Whitener@tpwd.texas.gov
Address: 18 miles north on RR 965
Phone: (830) 685-3636

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

ANDY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILL
413 S. Washington St, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-3744
Open 11 AM – 2 PM
Traditional Meal

AUGUST E’S
203 E. San Antonio, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-1585
Seatings 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
Traditional Meal – Reservations highly recommended

AUSLANDER
323 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830)997-7714
Open 5 PM – 9 PM

AUSTIN’S-The RESTAURANT at ROSE HILL MANOR
2614 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall
(877) 767-3445
Seatings 1 PM & 4:30 PM
Prix fixe 5-Course Dinner – Reservations Required

BUC’S (Sports Bar)
304 N. Llano, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-1283
Open 4 PM to 2 AM

CABERNET GRILL
Hwy.16 South, , Fredericksburg ~ 1.5 mi.
(830) 990-5734
Open 11 AM – 4 PM
Traditional Buffet

DAVID’S OLD FASHION PIT BBQ
342 W. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-7753
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

DENNY’S
1035 S. Adams (Hwy. 16 South), Fredericksburg
(830) 990-2806
Open 24 hrs
Regular Menu

DOMINO’S PIZZA
1425 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-4600
Open 4 PM to 9 PM

HILL COUNTRY DONUTS & KOLACHES
605 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-2424
Open 5 AM – 2 PM

HILL TOP CAFÉ
10661 US Hwy 87 North, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-8922
Open 11 AM – 2 PM
Traditional Meal-Reservations Required

KUHL YOGURT
301 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 307-3184
Open 10:30 AM to 8 PM

SAMMY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
803 S. Adams, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-3161
Open 7 AM to 3 PM
Regular Menu

SILVER CREEK RESTAURANT
310 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-4949
Open 12 AM – 8 PM
Traditional Meal

SUBWAY SANDWICH SHOP – WALMART
1435 E. Main St, Fredericksburg
(830)997-7444
Open 7 AM – 1 PM

THE PINK PIG
6258 E .US Hwy 290 in Rocky Hill, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-8800
Seatings 12 PM and 3 PM
Traditional Meal Reservations Required

TOP DONUTS
915 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-9976
Open 5 AM to 1 PM

TUSCAN SUN TRATTORIA
1311 Hwy 16 South, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-6929
Open 11 AM to 4:30 PM
Traditional Meal
Reservations Required

WINSLOW’S
106 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-0168
Open 8 AM – Noon
Breakfast Menu

Note: Information provided by above restaurants. Please call to confirm hours. Updated as of 11-02-12.

HEB Foods , 407 South Adams, will be open from 6 am to 2 pm.

Zweite Weihnacten – December 26

Zweite Weihnachten Fest, a “Second Christmas”, is a traditional German holiday party. Enjoy refreshments, wine, decorations and German Christmas items at Hill Country Historical Foundation, 312 W. San Antonio Street, Sunday December 26 from 2-5 pm. This fest keeps alive the German traditions of community gathering the day after Christmas. Admission is free.

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
Fredericksburg,Texas
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 www.pioneermuseum.net or call 830-990-8441

55th Annual Tannenbaum Ball
St. Mary’sEventCenter
Fredericksburg,Texas
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 www.pioneermuseum.net or call 830-990-8441.

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

Chamber Light the Night Christmas Parade & After Glow – December 5

Enjoy this celebration of light, community and the Christmas spirit! Parade route includes both reserved and free seating. After Glow activities include children’s programming, shopping and local food and wine – all bathed in Fredericksburg’s spectacular Christmas lights! Parade route is on Main Street and starts at 6:30 pm. After Glow activites on Marktplatz from 3 to 10 pm. Photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 to 10 pm. Reserved parade seating cost is $15 first come, first served and tickets may be picked up at the Visitor Center. Attendees seated in the bleachers will be able to view the Laser Light Show which serves as the grand opening of the parade.