Fat Tuesday at Hill Top Cafe – February 17

fat-tuesday-flyer-600x776Featuring Swamp Blues with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent. Special Mardi Gras menu will include authentic Cajun recipes and Hill Top classics (menu items will be individually priced). Reservations online or by phone.

$15 cover charge (food and drink items charged separately). Hill Top Cafe is at 10661 N US Hwy 87. 830-997-8922.

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.

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.

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.

Area New Year’s Eve Dances and Celebrations

Albert Dance Hall – 5435 S. RR 1623, Albert; dinner and dance; tickets online are $12 for dance in advance or $27 for dinner and dance; purchased at door dance cost is $15 (no dinner tickets sold on day of event); music at 8:00 p.m.by the Sam Bentley Band. 830-644-2042

Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse – 305 W. Main St., Fredericksburg; $75 or $100 per person for dinner, dancing and champagne toast (or $50 for entertainment only); music by Freeride. 830-997-0485

Hangar Hotel Pacific Showroom – USO-Style Hangar Dance, 9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 155 Airport Rd., Fredericksburg; $40; big band sound by Bill Smallwood and the Lone Star Swing Orchestra. Swing dance lessons from 8:00-9:00 p.m. 1940’s costume contest. Complimentary champagne toast, black-eyed peas and cornbread and party favors at midnight. 830-997-9990

Hill Top Cafe – 10661 N US Highway 87, Fredericksburg; reservations required; two dinner seatings – early 5-9 p.m. ($90) and late 9 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ($125); music by Johnny Nicholas and Hell Bent. 830-997-8922

Hondo’s on Main – 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg; no cover; music by The Dust Devils from 8:00-11:30 p.m. 830-997-1633

Luckenbach Texas – RR 1376 off Hwy 290, Luckenbach; limited number of tickets ($65 each) available for 9:00 p.m. dance with music by Randy Brown. 830-997-3224

Turner Club – 103 W. Travis, Fredericksburg; $15 per person; 8:30 p.m.; music by Sammy Geistweidt and the Wagon Aces. 830-997-3936

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

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.

Eisbahn Open Through January 3

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 28 until January 3.

Christmas Tree Lighting at the LBJ State Park – December 15

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.

Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail

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