New Years Eve Dance at Turner Hall – December 31

The Wagon Aces return to the Turner Hall, 103 West Travis Street, to ring in the New Year.  Dance in 2012 on December 31, from 8:30 to 12:30 at Turner Hall.  Tickets go on sale December 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Hall located at 103 W Travis Street, Fredericksburg.  Tickets will be $15.00 per person.  Tickets will also be sold every Wednesday and Thursday thereafter from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the hall.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.

Canto Chamber Choir Christmas Concert – December 9

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.

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.

Texas Hill Country Wineries “Holiday Wine Trail” Today until December 15

64457_10152095936816388_2046443182_nThe most coveted Texas Wine Trail of the year! Vineyards and tasting rooms are cloaked in lights, warmth and holiday fun. Receive a collectible Christmas ornament and enjoy 1 – 3 complimentary tastes per person at each winery and special discounts on wine purchases. This is a self-guided wine trail to all 36 participating wineries. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online. Additional Christmas ornaments will be offered to wine trail participants at a 50% discount.

During regular winery hours for 10 straight days. $60 per couple or $35 per single.

Call (512) 914-5561 for more information

Thanksgiving Reminder Letters On The Way Soon

We will be sending reminder letters to those who have reservations with us over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will include a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day. We will get that list from the Visitors Center. You may contact them if you need the list right away. Please bring the enclosed map with you if you are arriving Thanksgiving Day.  We will be closed, but the keys will be delivered to the appropriate location by 2 pm.

Canto Chamber Choir Christmas Concert – December 8

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.

Rockbox Christmas Christmas – Nov. 19 to Dec. 26

The Rockbox Christmas Show lights up your holiday with the regular professional cast of entertainers performing the best-loved songs of the season and Christmas hits from your favorite decade.

With weekly shows throughout the year as TripAdvisor’s #1 rated Attraction in Texas, Rockbox turns Christmas top to bottom with weekly Christmas showtimes, November 19 – December 26.

New this year…weekly Guest Artists join the Christmas cast to add to the fun.

You can add Rockbox Tickets when you make your reservation online.  Just add a note to tell us what show you would like to attend.

Fredericksburg Youth Ballet Ensemble ballet Nov 19-21

a dancer from the Fredericksburg Youth BalletThe Fredericksburg Youth Ballet Ensemble invites the public to enjoy both old and new holiday traditions as it presents Nutcracker & Narnia at the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s Steve W. Shepherd Theater on November 19 – 21, 2010.

Billed as A Showcase of Tradition & Treachery, each show features two performances by the studio’s dancers.

The Nutcracker is the timeless Christmas classic danced to the lively score by Tchaikovsky. Colorfully-costumed dancers of all ages will recreate the familiar roles of mice and soldiers, sweets and acrobats, snowflakes and the snow queen. This version features all 40 local dance students and has become a Fredericksburg holiday tradition.

The second half of the show marks the world debut of Narnia, a new ballet composed by Mark Hierholzer and choreographed by Lisa Bohnert. Inspired by the works of C.S. Lewis, Narnia is the tale of a magical land where evil threatens, animals speak, and children tangle with treachery and truth. The work has been nearly a year in progress, and features original music, choreography, costumes, lighting and sets. Twenty auditioned dancers perform all roles in this original production.

Hierholzer will perform his score on the piano with the dancers live onstage for all shows.

The show’s four performances are Friday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.,; Saturday, November 20, matinee at 2 p.m. and evening performance at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 21, matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are all general admission. Tickets are now on sale and available from any ballet student. They can also be purchased at Ms Rhonda’s School of Dance, 202 E. Creek St, Fredericksburg, Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Requests for tickets can be made by calling 830-998-0785, by leaving a message at 830-997-0756, or via email at foxcanyon@live.com.

Mark Hierholzer received his BA in piano music performance from UTSA and his MA in piano performance and literature from Eastman School of Music. Mark currently resides in Fredericksburg and is the music director and organist at Zion Lutheran Church. He directs and composes for the Fredericksburg Chorale, two German community choirs, the League of David, and the Zion Children’s Choir. Mark also privately teaches 34 piano students.

Lisa Bohnert studied with Merit Scholarships at the National Academy of Arts, Lyric Opera Ballet of Chicago, and the Evanston School of Ballet. She performed professionally with the San Antonio Ballet and the Cincinnati Ballet Company, touring 19 states. Ms. Bohnert is an accredited member of the Texas Association Teachers of Dance and currently teaches in Fredericksburg.

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.

A Christmas Journey – December 13

Angels appearing before the shepherds in Bethany Lutheran Church's Christmas JourneyBethany 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.