First Day Hikes, Runs and Yoga at Enchanted Rock – January 1

Choose from the Loop Trail (4.5 miles), the Summit Trail (1.2 miles), Frontside Trail to Frog Pond (1.2 miles) or “The Other side of the Rock” Hike (approx. 2.5 miles). These hikes will be going on every hour throughout the day starting at 9 am. Yoga will begin at 7 am. A separate “Run With the Ranger” on the Loop Trail will start at 9 am. All hikes will begin at the Gazebo. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the activity you choose whether it’s yoga, running or hiking. Park entry is $7 per person; age 12 and under are free. There is no cost to participate in any of these programs.

Reserve a spot for yoga by emailing Participate in “Run With the Ranger” by emailing
Address: 18 miles north on RR 965
Phone: (830) 685-3636

Volkssport Walks – December 31

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.

Restaurants Open Christmas Day 2015

As of December 1, the Fredericksburg Visitor Center has found the following restaurants in Fredericksburg and Kerrville will be open on Christmas Day. Please call the Visitor Center at 888-997-3600 for more information. Please call the restaurants before making plans.


There are no restaurants open Christmas Day

(25 minutes from Fredericksburg)

Alpine Lodge Restaurant, Inn of the Hills Hotel
1001 Junction Highway (830) 895-5000
2 Seatings: 11 am and 1 pm Reservations Required

Branding Iron Restaurant, YO Ranch Resort Hotel
2033 Sidney Baker Street (830) 257-4440
Breakfast: 6:30 am to 10:30 am; Brunch: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Reservations Required

Bamboo Asian Buffet
1303 Sidney Baker Street (830) 895-2878
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

International House of Pancakes
1429 Sidney Baker Street (830) 792-4940
Open 24 Hours

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.

New Years Eve Dances

Albert Dance Hall – Dinner and dance with music by the Sam Bentley Band. $30 single or $55 couple. Dance only $15 single or $25 couple. 5435 South RR 1623 in Albert, Texas. (830) 615-3570

Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse – Dinner and music by Freeride, reservations needed. $100 per person dinner and entertainment. 305 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. (830) 456-8994.

Gillespie County Fairgrounds – Dance to the Jim Byrom Band. $15 per person; 12 and under free. Highway 16 South in Fredericksburg. (830) 997-2359.

Hangar Hotel – USO-Style dance with big band sound featuring Bill Smallwood & The Lone Star Swing Orchestra. $40 per person. (830) 997-9990. 155 Airport Rd in Fredericksburg.

Luckenbach Texas – Limited reserved seats available for dance with music by Dale Watson. $60 per person. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop near Fredericksburg. (830) 997-3224.

Pat’s Hall – Dinner and dance with music by Johnny Bush and his band. $100 per person by reservation. (830) 997-7574. 406 Post Oak Rd in Fredericksburg.

Turner Hall – Dance with music by The Wagon Aces. $15 per person. 103 W. Travis in Fredericksburg. (830) 997-2204.

Christmas Lighting Ceremony

We watched in nervous apprehension as the City of Fredericksburg erected its custom-made 26 foot Christmas Pyramid at the Marktplatz in the gusty wind.  We watched the new Christmas tree as it was brought in, all 30 feet of it.  We’ve been waiting for when both are lit, signaling the start of the holiday season in Fredericksburg. The Lighting Ceremony is on Friday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Marktplatz.

Hallelujah Night – October 31

Hallelujah Night is billed as “Something Real to Celebrate”. Activities will be available throughout the park. Games for the very young will be available near the playground on Marktplatz from 6-8 pm, and games for older youth and teens will be located in and around the pavilions. In the center of the park, you will find a place to relax and enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, and local live worship music. What is Hallelujah Night? It is an event to counteract the negative aspects of Halloween. The purpose of Hallelujah Night is to shine a light on a dark night. What can be a night of mischief, danger, and wickedness is transformed into a night of light with safe and wholesome fun with games and entertainment for kids of all ages. Sponsored by area churches and businesses, Hallelujah Night is free to all who come. For information on how to be involved in this annual event or to make a donation, contact Joe & Sharon Grimes (830)990-8858.

No masks please.

“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.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

413 S. Washington St, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-3744
Open 11 AM – 2 PM
Traditional Meal

203 E. San Antonio, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-1585
Seatings 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
Traditional Meal – Reservations highly recommended

323 E. Main, Fredericksburg
Open 5 PM – 9 PM

2614 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall
(877) 767-3445
Seatings 1 PM & 4:30 PM
Prix fixe 5-Course Dinner – Reservations Required

BUC’S (Sports Bar)
304 N. Llano, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-1283
Open 4 PM to 2 AM

Hwy.16 South, , Fredericksburg ~ 1.5 mi.
(830) 990-5734
Open 11 AM – 4 PM
Traditional Buffet

342 W. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-7753
Open 11 AM – 3 PM
Traditional Meal & Regular Menu

1035 S. Adams (Hwy. 16 South), Fredericksburg
(830) 990-2806
Open 24 hrs
Regular Menu

1425 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-4600
Open 4 PM to 9 PM

605 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-2424
Open 5 AM – 2 PM

10661 US Hwy 87 North, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-8922
Open 11 AM – 2 PM
Traditional Meal-Reservations Required

301 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 307-3184
Open 10:30 AM to 8 PM

803 S. Adams, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-3161
Open 7 AM to 3 PM
Regular Menu

310 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-4949
Open 12 AM – 8 PM
Traditional Meal

1435 E. Main St, Fredericksburg
Open 7 AM – 1 PM

6258 E .US Hwy 290 in Rocky Hill, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-8800
Seatings 12 PM and 3 PM
Traditional Meal Reservations Required

915 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 997-9976
Open 5 AM to 1 PM

1311 Hwy 16 South, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-6929
Open 11 AM to 4:30 PM
Traditional Meal
Reservations Required

106 E. Main, Fredericksburg
(830) 990-0168
Open 8 AM – Noon
Breakfast Menu

Note: Information provided by above restaurants. Please call to confirm hours. Updated as of 11-02-12.

HEB Foods , 407 South Adams, will be open from 6 am to 2 pm.