InSight Gallery to host San Antonio Opera performers Friday

InSight Gallery will host members of the San Antonio Opera this Friday, December 2 after the Community Christmas Parade – so stop by after the evening parade ends to hear a live performance at the gallery at 214 W. Main St. This event also coincides with the gallery’s Small Works Show featuring new works in smaller, perfect gift-giving sizes, which runs through December 31.

Eisbahn Open Through January 3

Fredericksburg, Texas’ Eisbahn is a new winter tradition

We don’t get a lot of cold weather in Fredericksburg, but every December we do have an ice rink, or eisbahn.

Hours are Mondays – Saturdays 4:00 – 8:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays and School Holidays 10:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday 1:00 – 8:00pm and closed on Christmas Day. For $10 you can skate all day.  The Eisbahn is open from November 28 until January 3.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

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

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

AUSLANDER
323 E. Main (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

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

DAVID’S OLD FASHION PIT BBQ
342 W. Main (830)997-7753
Open 11 AM – 5 PM
Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

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

FREDERICKSBURG BREWING CO.
245 E. Main (830) 997-1646
Biergarten open for UT and A&M game

FREDERICKSBURG GOURMET COFFEE & TEA
321 W. Main (830) 997-8327
Open 8 AM – NOON

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

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

LONGHORN STREET CAFÉ
621 Longhorn Street (830) 456-2768
Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal

RATHSKELLER – HILL COUNTRY BISTRO
260 E. Main (830) 990-5858
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal – Reservations recommended

SILVER CREEK RESTAURANT
310 E. Main (830) 990-4949
Open 11 AM – 9 PM
Traditional Meal

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

THE PENALTY BOX
1311 Hwy 16 S. (830) 990-6929
Open 11 AM – 12 PM

WINSLOW’S
106 E. Main (830) 990-0168
Open 8 AM – 3 PM
Regular Menu

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.

Kinderfest 2013 at the Pioneer Museum – December 7

Children ages 10 years and younger are invited to bring their stockings this Saturday, December 7 to the Pioneer Museum for the annual Kinderfest, a special children’s Christmas event held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the museum at 325 W. Main St., in Fredericksburg. The museum admission is free via the S. Milam Street entrance from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for children accompanied by an adult. On tap will be story-telling, crafts and refreshments, and a visit from St. Nikolaus, a.k.a Santa! For more information, call the Gillespie County Historical Society at 830-997-2835.

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.

St. Nikolausmarkt – December 7

Come to, St. Nikolausmarkt, a Traditional German Christmas Market at the Marktplatz in Fredericksburg Texas. Friday, December 7 from 3 pm to 11 pm. Call (830) 997-6523 for more information.

The festival, which is free to the public, will include local foods, beer and wine, arts & crafts, and entertainment under the glow of the magnificent Christmas lights of Marktplatz.

St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm – November 26 to December 22

Family oriented activities centered around choosing and cutting your favorite Christmas tree. Wreaths and garlands also available (cash or check only).

Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM to 5:30 PM; weekdays from noon to 5:30 PM. Mondays and Tuesdays by appt. only.

St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm is at 12638 North State HWY 16. Call 830-685-3412 for more information.

Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour this Saturday!

The Gillespie County Historical Society’s Holiday Home Tour unofficially kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, December 11, 2010. From noon to 6 p.m., seven select homes will be open to the public for the first time, from historic properties that have been restored, to modern structures designed to capture Fredericksburg’s architectural heritage.

Tickets for the Home Tour can be purchased up to the day of during the event. Tickets are $25 per person and include tour booklet and access to all properties. They may be purchased online at www.pioneermuseum.net, or by calling 830-997-2835. Visitors can also buy tickets in person at the Welcome Center, 325 West Main at the corner of Main and Milam Streets in Fredericksburg.

“This is a wonderful way to begin the holiday celebration in true Fredericksburg fashion,” said Michelle Weberpal, Event Chair. “These events also enable the Society to successfully continue and implement its mission of preserving the history and culture of this wonderful place.”

Featured properties include:

The Larry and Deanna Corn home, built in 1995 and enlarged in 2009. This is a fine example of Fredericksburg’s “built new to look old” architecture.

The Marsha and Jerry Bane home is filled with antiques, accent pieces, and – during Christmas – will include antique glass Christmas ball ornaments that have been collected over the years.

The Cydney Donnell and Robert Lotito home was restored by well-known local architect Albert Keidel in 1939. The current owners have kept the footprint true to the original, with remodeling and decoration touches that add style and function.

The David and Ruth Lusk home and guesthouse provide stunning Hill Country views from hilltop settings. Vibrant wall color helps to showcase the owners’ collection of Blue Ridge Pottery.

The Jim and Carol McCrae home is one they built themselves in 1995. This original home was small and efficient, and built of reclaimed materials, and filled with antiques.

The Walter and Judith Skinner Fredericksburg Sunday house was in the Weidenfeller family. In its later years it was a B&B, and is now filled with treasured collections.

The Pete and Alice Jensen rock home has a lively interior that features Alice’s sewing hobby and Pete’s woodworking. The roomy kitchen leads to a beautiful yard and porch. The downstairs serves as a workshop and the upstairs is a B&B.

This year marks the Diamond Anniversary for the nonprofit Society that was formed 75 years ago to preserve and share the area’s cultural heritage. For information: Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835,