July 4th Community Parade and Patriotic Program

The patriotic spirit of our community shines through as we present our annual 4th of July parade featuring decorated entries followed by a patriotic program with music, entertainment and guest speakers. Free parade viewing all along Main Street. Patriotic program at Marktplatz.

Parade at 10 am followed by the program at 11 am-ish.

Flag Day at National Museum of the Pacific War – June 14

History and legends of our nations flag program followed by a program and demonstration of flag disposal by Boy Scouts at National Museum of the Pacific War‘s George Bush Gallery. The grounds of the museum will be decorated with near 5,000 flags placed by Boy Scouts and NJROTC from Fredericksburg. This program is free with standard fee for museum attendees. Please call 830/997-8600 for more information.

2012 Holiday Home Tour

Tickets & Information:
www.pioneermuseum.net • 830-990-8441
312 West San Antonio St. • Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

55th Annual Holiday Home Tour
Fredericksburg, Texas
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Noon until 6pm

Look inside seven unique, never before toured Fredericksburg area homes all decked out for the holidays! All near historic Fredericksburg. Includes booklet with the Tour map and full description of each home.

Tickets for Home Tour:
$25 per person

5th Annual Tannenbaum Ball
St. Mary’s Event Center
Fredericksburg, Texas
Saturday, December 8, 2012
7pm until 11:30pm

Fabulous evening in the beautiful, new St. Mary’s Event Center in the 300 block of West San Antonio Street. The event features a seated dinner by Delicious Details, an open bar, Silent Auction, a raffle for a gemstone and custom setting donated by Segner’s Jewelry, dance music by The Flying GTs, and a live auction of choice items.

Tickets for Ball:
$110 per person before November 26, 2012
$125 per person after November 26, 2012

Mission
The Home Tour and Ball are the largest fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve and tell the story of Fredericksburg’s unique cultural heritage.

Remember, if you book with online with us that weekend, you can buy your tour tickets online, and they will be waiting for you when you check in!

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.

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 $20.00 per person.  Tickets will be sold at Turner Hall from 6 to 8 pm on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.  Any unsold tickets will be sold at the door on December 31 at 7 pm.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.

Fredericksburg Restaurants Open Christmas Day

turkey with all the trimmingsAUGUST E’s
203 E. San Antonio St (830) 997-1585
Seatings at 2 PM and 4 PM, Reservations required

DENNY’S
1035 S. Adams St (Hwy 16 S.) (830) 990-2808
Open 24 hrs

SAMMY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
803 S. Adams (830) 997-3161
Open 7 AM – 10 PM

WILLIE’S BBQ & STEAKHOUSE
3234 Luckenbach Rd. (830) 997-0444
Open 11:30 AM – 6 PM

This information was provided by The Fredericksburg, Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Please call the restaurants to confirm the hours of operation.

Light the Night Christmas Parade and After Glow 2013 – December 6

6818476_origThe Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce presents the annual lighted Christmas parade. More than 100 lighted entries are expected. An all-new laser light show will precede the parade. The After Glow will be a family celebration including Christmas shopping, local food and beverages and interactive children’s activities.

After Glow from 3 to 10 pm. Parade at 6:30 pm. Free viewing along the parade route on Main Street.

Call (830) 997-6523 for more information.

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.