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.
Tickets are now on sale for the Fredericksburg’s Canto Chamber Choir’s 10th annual Christmas Concert to benefit The Good Samaritan Center on Monday, Dec. 9. The concert will be held at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 and available at four locations around Fredericksburg, including The Good Samaritan Center, Grasshopper and Wild Honey, Memorial Presbyterian Church and Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. For tickets by phone, persons can call The Good Samaritan Center at 830-990-8651.
Celebrate the holidays with the music of the fabulous Big Bands of the 1940′s . . . Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. ”The greatest music from the greatest generation!” At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under. Call (830) 997-3588 for details or tickets
Bethany Lutheran Church presents its annual outdoor holiday tribute—The Christmas Journey—on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. This inspiring 10-minute drive-through presentation of the Christmas story is depicted in nine scenes, all with live characters or animals, magnificent backgrounds, special lighting and effects, plus with Christmas music filling the night air—and all enjoyed from the comfort of your warm vehicle. This free event is open to the public at the church location at 110 W. Austin (enter parking lot on N. Adams St.), in Fredericksburg. For more information, call 830-997-2069.
A celebration of Christmas music including classic, folk, traditional and new compositions directed by Mark Hierholzer. At historic St. Joseph’s Hall 212 West, San Antonio Street.
3 and 7 pm. By donation. Call (830) 997-6869 for more information
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, 103 E. San Antonio Street, presents its eighth annual Christmas nativity display showcasing hundreds of creches and lighted displays representing various cultures and art works which emphasize the famous birth at Bethlehem. Come and join in the fellowship with others while enjoying the atmosphere and free refreshments. In the Fellowship Hall located at the corner of S. Adams and E. San Antonio streets.
Friday from 6 to 9 pm; Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Call 830-997-2288 for more information.
Join Fredericksburg Theater Company after the Christmas Parade at the Fredericksburg Theater Company for an evening of carols, popcorn, cocoa, wassel and holiday snacks. Our feature film on the big screen and in glorious Technicolor will be “White Christmas” starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye! Proceeds will benefit the Fredericksburg Theater Company. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.
7:30 – 10:30 pm. $10 adults; $8 children. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.
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.
Children ages 10 years and younger are invited to Pioneer Museum for the annual Kinderfest.
Come experience a local Christmas tradition. Children are invited to hang a stocking on the Kammlah House hearth for St. Nicholas to fill. Enjoy singing, story-telling, ornament making, refreshments and perhaps even a visit from Santa Claus!
Hang stockings from 9:30 to 10 am. Program from 10 to 11 am. Free admission only for children 10 and under accompanied by a paid adult. $5 per adult; $3 students ages 11 – 17.
Catch the holiday spirit as you drive the Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail with towns that have been decorated for the season. Participating cities are: Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Goldthwaite, Johnson City, Kerrville, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, and Wimberley