Rockbox Christmas Show November 16 to December 24

Enjoy comedy and a variety of music featuring pop, rock n roll, and country hits of the Christmas season, plus a visit from the man with the bag, ol’ St Nick himself!

Regular weekly schedule includes four live music performances:  Fri 8 PM;  Sat 4:30 and 8 PM;  Sun 2 PM.

Please check the website for additional Thursday show times.

Tickets $32 – $42; youth (age 17 and under) $17. Special group rate available.

Reservations recommended. Rockbox Theater is at 109 South Llano Street.

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.

“Live Free & Fly” 4th of July Celebration in Luckenbach Texas

Annual event featuring Walt and Tina Wilkins and friends. Live music all day. Special guest this year are The Warren Hood Band, Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, and Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay. A great Family day in Luckenbach, Texas. 1-6pm This is an outdoor event. Please bring your lawn chairs, dogs on leashes, grandmas, aunts and uncles. The World famous Lawn Mower Parade happens at 4pm. Fundraiser benefits the Harmony Project.

Tannenbaum Ball – December 4

groove daddy will perform december 4

Guests at the Gillespie County Historical Society’s annual Tannenbaum Ball will enjoy a top Austin show band, catered meal, silent auction and prize drawing on Saturday, December 4, at the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Park beginning at 7 p.m.

The theme for this year’s ball is the Diamond Anniversary, celebrating the Society’s forming in 1934 to preserve and share the area’s cultural heritage.

The public can purchase prize tickets for a .75-carat oval diamond valued 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 Pam Spruiell at 830-997-5809.

Austin’s top show band – Groove Daddy – will liven up the event with popular tunes from the 1950s to today. The 10-piece group features a full horn section to help recreate the original sound of everyone’s favorite songs. They play high-energy dance hits by such artists as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, The B-52s, Tina Turner, and more.

Carte Wheels will cater a full meal, beginning with hors d’oeuvres of Tiny Yorkshire Puddings with Shaved Roast Beef and Cranberry Horseradish, Seared Tuna Bite with Pickled Ginger and Wasabi Aioli, and Crisp French Carrot Salad Presented in a Petite Cone. Salad is Mixed Baby Greens, Dried Cranberries, Spiced Pecans, and Gorgonzola presented with Blush Vinaigrette in a shot glass on the side. Dinner is Roasted Beef Tenderloins Tournedos with Roasted Shallot and Port Demi Glace, Smoked Gouda Mashers, and Fine French Beans with Pancetta. Dessert is Carte Wheels’ Famous Apricot Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce.

Attendees can also bid on select auction items which so far 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.

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 annual Home Tour takes place on the following Saturday, December 11, 2010, from noon until 6 p.m. Tickets for the Home Tour are $25 per person and include tour booklet and access to seven homes decorated for the holiday season, all open to the public for the first time. Home Tour details and tickets are also 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.

Thanksgiving Trade Days – Nov. 23-25

Fredericksburg Trade DaysShop with over 350 vendors and 6 barns in one location at this special Holiday Trade Days on Highway 290 East.   Acres of antiques, collectables and much more. Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. $3 parking fee is good all three days. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm. Please call 210/846-4094 for vendor info.

Christmas Tree Lighting at the LBJ State Park – December 15

The public is invited to come to join the LBJ State Park & Historic Site, on Highway 290 East in Stonewall at 6 pm, in this special tradition started 42 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.  Enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments and of course, the spectacular tree lighting. Step back in time to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm for cookies amid glowing lanterns and a traditional candlelit German Christmas tree.

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.

Merry Christmas!

marktplatz2010We are closed today so we can celebrate Christmas with out families.

We will deliver the keys to your accommodation, where appropriate, by 2 pm.

We will not be answering our on call phone, so please call the owner or manager of the property if you encounter any problems. Their name and number is on the information sheet we provided you. It is also posted in the room.

We will reopen Friday, December 26 at 9 am.

Merry Christmas!

Restaurants Open after 5 pm on Christmas Eve

As of December 1, the following restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve in Fredericksburg.

ASIAN GARDENS: 1408 E. Main, Ste. 100
(830) 997-5555 Open until 10 PM

AUGUST E’s: 203 E. San Antonio St
(830) 997-1585 Open 5 PM to 9 PM
Reservations recommended

CHARLIES GRILL & BBQ: 714 S. Washington St.
830-997-3533 Open 5 PM – 8 PM

CHURCH’S CHICKEN: 614 E. Main St
(830) 997-7333 Open until 8 PM

CULTURES GRILL & BAR: 318 E. Main St.
830-997-8100 Open until 9 PM

DAIRY QUEEN: 902 E. Main St.
(830) 997-4648 Open until 10 PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA: 1425 E. Main St.
830-997-4600 Open until 11 PM

EL MILAGRO TWENTY TWELVE: 249 E. Main St.
830-307-3051 Open until 9 PM

FRIEDHELM’S BAVARIAN INN:
905 W. Main St. (830) 997-6300
Open until 8 PM

GINGER & SPICE, THAI FOOD:
116 N. Crockett, Ste. A, (830) 997-9919
Open 5 PM to 9:30 PM

JENNIE’S SMOKED BURGERS: 319B E. Main
830-990-4000 Open until 8 PM

K-BOB’S: 518 E. Main St.
(830) 307-3125 Open until 6 PM

MAMACITA’S RESTAURANT & CANTINA:
506 E Main St., (830) 997-9546
Open until 9:30 PM

MCDONALD’S: 611 E. Main
(830) 997-7600 Open until 8 PM

NAVAJO GRILL: 803 E. Main St
(830) 990-8289 Open 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Reservations Recommended

PANDA CHINESE & SUSHI: 504 E. Main
(830) 990-8888 Open until 9:30 PM

SONIC DRIVE-IN: 1106 E. Main St.
830-997-7303 Open until 11 PM

TUBBY’S: 318 E. Austin
(830) 307-3026 Open until 9 PM

WEST END PIZZA: 232 W. Main St.
830-990-8646 Open until 6 PM

WHATABURGER: 1301 E. Main St.
830-990-8428 Open until 6 PM

Note: Hours/Days of Service may change without notice. Please confirm before making plans.

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