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Holidays

Easter Egg Hunt at the Pioneer Museum – April 19

April 17th, 2014 by Jeff

easterFor 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.

Volkssport Walks – December 31

December 29th, 2013 by Jeff

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.

Eisbahn Open Through January 4

December 25th, 2013 by Jeff

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 26 until January 2, 2011.

Boxing Day at Becker Vineyards

December 24th, 2013 by Jeff

Becker VineyardsBoxing Day is British holiday celebrated the day after Christmas at Becker Vineyards on Highway 290 East of Fredericksburg Sunday December 26 from . Enjoy fireside readings, yuletide music, holiday hors d’ oeuvres and the holiday spirit. This event is complimentary.

Zweite Weihnacten – December 26

December 23rd, 2013 by Jeff

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.

Christmas Tree Lighting at the LBJ State Park – December 15

December 14th, 2013 by Jeff

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.

Christmas Party Dance at Pat’s Hall – December 14

December 12th, 2013 by Jeff

Come to Pat’s Hall, 406 Post Oak Road, and get an early start on your Christmas Celebration. This is perfect for your office party, get together with friends or family, or just to have a good time. Our Christmas trees and wreaths will be up and provide a great backdrop for photos. We’ll have Darrell and Mona McCall to keep your feet moving! Beer and wine cash bar – NO BYOB.

Doors at 7 pm; show at 8 pm. $15 per person. Rain or shine – no refunds. Tickets available online until 7 pm December 14 or at the Pat’s Hall office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. Call (830) 997-7574 for more information.

A Christmas Journey

December 10th, 2013 by Jeff

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 13 and Saturday, December 14 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.

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents The Sanders Family Christmas (weekends)

December 9th, 2013 by Jeff

FTC’s Holiday Production featuring the Sanctified Sanders Family Singers, from Smoke On The Mountain fame, say a bittersweet goodbye to their only son as WWII begins – with hilarious and touching stories and 25 Southern Gospel Christmas favorites to light up your holiday. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. Tickets available online.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. Call 830-997-3588 for more information.

Canto Chamber Choir Christmas Concert – December 9

December 8th, 2013 by Jeff

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.