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.
Make Fredericksburg your long weekend destination and join us for our annual July 4th holiday celebrations. Enjoy small town America at its best — celebrating the nation’s independence! Here are just some of the community events planned:
8:00 a.m. — Children’s Parade around the Marktplatz on Main St. (age up to 11 years).
10:00 a.m. — Parade down Main St. this year honoring Korean War Veterans.
11:30 a.m. — 4th of July Patriotic Program with music at the Marktplatz on Main St.
9:30 pm – Fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Park
Cowboy Santa will be in the store from 3 to 6 pm to visit with the kids and pets. Free photos, cookies & punch, bring your camera. Lochte Feed is at 509 Longhorn Street. Call 830-997-8856 for more information.
Shop 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.
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,
Walk off some of those holiday calories with two Volkssport walks in Fredericksburg on New Years Eve:
- Memorial Volkssport Walk – Beginning at the Nebgen School at 9 AM. Participants will be allowed to start until 12 noon and must be off the trail by 3 PM. 1718 N. Grape Creek Rd off of RR 2721 just north of Stonewall. (210) 496-1402.
- Midnight Volkssport Walk – Meet at St. Joseph’s Halle between midnight and 12:30 AM to enjoy a 5K or 10K walk. Walkers must finish by 3:30 AM. 212 W. San Antonio. (972) 530-1026.
For children ages ten and under. Come for some old-fashioned fun on the Pioneer Museum grounds, 325 W. Main St. There might even be a visit from the Easter Bunny!
10:30 to 11:30 am. Regular museum admission will apply, but the event is free. Call 830-990-8441 for details.
A re-enactment of the founding of Fredericksburg and the ensuing peace treaty with neighboring Indians with the inclusion of the German fable of the “Easter Bunny”. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive.
Begins at dusk. $10.00 adults, $1.00 children 6 to 12; under 6 free. Box seats available for $15.00. Call 830-997-2359 for imformation.
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.
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