New Years Eve Dances

Albert Dance Hall – Dinner and dance with music by the Sam Bentley Band. $30 single or $55 couple. Dance only $15 single or $25 couple. 5435 South RR 1623 in Albert, Texas. (830) 615-3570

Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse – Dinner and music by Freeride, reservations needed. $100 per person dinner and entertainment. 305 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. (830) 456-8994.

Gillespie County Fairgrounds – Dance to the Jim Byrom Band. $15 per person; 12 and under free. Highway 16 South in Fredericksburg. (830) 997-2359.

Hangar Hotel – USO-Style dance with big band sound featuring Bill Smallwood & The Lone Star Swing Orchestra. $40 per person. (830) 997-9990. 155 Airport Rd in Fredericksburg.

Luckenbach Texas – Limited reserved seats available for dance with music by Dale Watson. $60 per person. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop near Fredericksburg. (830) 997-3224.

Pat’s Hall – Dinner and dance with music by Johnny Bush and his band. $100 per person by reservation. (830) 997-7574. 406 Post Oak Rd in Fredericksburg.

Turner Hall – Dance with music by The Wagon Aces. $15 per person. 103 W. Travis in Fredericksburg. (830) 997-2204.

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.

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 jt@ctesc.net; or Pam Spruiell at 830-997-5809 or email at pspruiell@aol.com.

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 www.pioneermuseum.net, 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 www.pioneermuseum.net.

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.

Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Pyramid – November 25

The 2011 Mayor's Christmas Committee invites you to join them on Marktplatz on Friday November 25 at 7 pm, as they kick off the Christmas Season at the FREE Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, Brass Band, Children's Chorus, performances by our local Nutcracker dancers, holiday music and more!

A Fredericksburg tradition, this community event will truly get you into the holiday spirit!

Featuring:

26 ft. German Christmas Pyramid 
30 ft. Lighted Christmas Tree, adorned with German ornaments designed by local artisans
Nativity provided by private donation
Two 50 ft. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" skylines
Gingerbread Village designed by local artist Margaret Hannum
Tunnel of Lights
26 LED lighted trees
30 lighted wreaths

Free hot chocolate, cookies and pastries!

**In the spirit of giving, you are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for our local food pantry.**

Christmas Night Dance at Pat’s Halle – December 25

Many years ago, the Christmas Night Dance was an important event at Pat’s Hall. It was not unusual to have one thousand people in the hall to dance and celebrate with their family and friends. Then there was that horrific fire in 1947, when four people lost their lives.

But Pat’s Hall thinks it is time to bring that dance back. Too much football on TV? Come to Pat’s Hall. Too much family time (be honest)? Come to Pat’s Hall. Too much dessert and eggnog? Come to Pat’s Hall. Bo Porter Band will be on hand to entertain and play some really good dance music.

Genuine musical heritage steeped in classic country traditions sets a vocal standard for Bo Porter. His strong baritone voice has been compared with Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Merle Haggard, and even Johnny Cash. Bo’s unique style makes traditional hits all his own. Classic Country, bits of Blues, Rock n’ Roll, and a lot of heart and soul is what Bo Porter delivers. Award Winning Songwriter and TMA Male Vocalist Nominee.

The dance begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at PatsHall.com until 6 p.m. December 25, at the Pat’s Hall office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the door. Children 12 and under are always free.

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

July 4th Fireworks

Annual fireworks display sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, south of town on Highway 16.  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks!

20 minute display begins at approx. 9:30 pm.  Free.