Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions

Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the 1900′s. Enjoy participating in the German holiday traditions of wreath making and candle making while awaiting the arrival of St. Nicholas. At the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall.

10 am to 2 pm. Free, but donations are welcome. Call (830) 644-2252 ext. 222 for more information.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates | Texas Hill Country Places to Vacation In

What better way to enjoy your favorite vacation destination than to share it with those you love?  Give the gift of a wonderful and memorable Texas Hill Country vacation!  An area known for its charming hospitality is the perfect way to let someone know you appreciate them, celebrate a special occasion, or treat them to a great surprise.

We offer a variety of gift certificate options, from quiet romantic weekend getaways in Fredericksburg to fun filled family vacations in the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Simply fill out the form below and our vacation planners will call and assist you with customizing the perfect trip for your friend or loved one.

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Exploring the Hill Country

About the Texas Hill Country & Fredericksburg

Texas Hill County NatureThe Texas Hill Country encompasses over 14,000 square miles of music, rolling hills, spring-fed rivers and dude ranches. The Texas Hill Country’s diversity ensures that tourists can find virtually anything they want including lodging and vacation rentals. Close your eyes and imagine crystal clear streams a huge oak and cedar trees showered over the hills. In the spring, roadsides and open fields bloom with pride showing their wildflowers from the state flower of Texas – the bluebonnets – to the Indian Paint Brushes and many, many more. Fall brings bright reds, oranges and yellows as leaves start to fall and announce the start of a new season. Summer is the time to tube down the river or boat on the many lakes or trying out some of the best barbecue you will find. Winter is mild with a brisk cool air, and Christmas is a whole season to itself – with the multitude of cities showcasing their lights throughout their charming towns. The Texas Hill Country residents have been known to greet their visitors with a friendly “Howdy ya’ll”. It’s a slice of heaven with breathtaking beauty and a relaxing atmosphere. You know how they say Texas is a whole other country? Well, the Hill Country is a whole other state. Five million visitors are welcomed into this state annually. Other wonderful sights include the abundant wildlife such as the white tailed deer, armadillos and array of birds making their homes in the hills offers a unique glimpse to nature.

Set The Date!

The Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg invites everyone to help celebrate 2011 Preservation Week with its popular Holiday Home Tour and Tannenbaum Ball.

Set the calendar for 2011 Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour and Ball!
At the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas

Historic events set for Preservation Week December 3 – 10, 2011

Dates & Times

Tannenbaum Ball – Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7 p.m.

Holiday Home Tour – Saturday, December 3, 2011, Noon6 p.m.

Reserve the date for the largest annual fundraiser for the Gillespie County Historical Society, known for the Pioneer Museum Complex on Main Streetin historicFredericksburg,Texas.

Holiday Home Tour

Walk through some ofFredericksburg’s most striking homes decorated for the holidays, featuring historic properties and homes with unique architectural features.

Tannenbaum Ball

Enjoy an elegant evening with catered meal, live entertainment, dancing, raffle, and auction.

Sponsored by

The Gillespie County Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve and tell the story ofFredericksburg’s unique cultural heritage.





312 West San Antonio Street,Fredericksburg,TX78624

Root Music Blues Concert August 18

It will be a night of the Blues at the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg this Saturday, August 18.

The Music:
Lincoln Durham is an up and coming gritty and gripping blues singer/songwriter who has caught the attention of blues aficionados.

Soul Track Mind is classy Southern group that plays a blend of soul, blues, funk, jazz and rock.

Samantha Fish is a young Kansas City native singer/guitar player who plays blues influenced by boogie and rock.

The Meal:
The Longhorn Street Cafe will be on the grounds grilling up ribeye or thick cut pork chop with veggie medley, wild rice, dinner roll, and apple cobbler, all for $10.

The Minutia:
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Wine, beer, sodas, and water are available for purchase.
Parking is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair.
All museum buildings will remain open until 7 p.m. for Roots guests.

Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. A $2 discount is available for advance online ticket sales or web page printout at

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with event entrance on Milam Street.

The Mission:
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

On September 22, the Roots Series will host American Decades Night. For information: 830-997-2835.


Texas Wineries near Fredericksburg

Texas is becoming more and more well known for their wine production and local wineries helping Texas become fifth on the nation’s list of top wine producers include Becker Vineyards, Comfort Cellars Winery, Fredericksburg Winery and Grape Creek Vineyards with their lists of many awards. The Texas wineries in the Hill Country have a large choice of wines to offer. Other popular wineries in the area include Bell Mountain Vineyards, Oberhof Winery, Woodrose Winery and Torre Di Pietra Winery. These Texas Wineries host tasting of newly released wines during the year along with wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Come and meet the vintners as you tour and taste. Dates of Trail Events may include February – Wine Lover’s Trails, April – Wine & Wildflower Trail, August – Harvest Wine Trail, October – Texas Wine Month Passport Trail and December – Holiday Wine Trail. For more information about these events call 1-866-621-9463 or check the website After sampling some wonderful wine from the local vineyards check out some of our Fredericksburg Texas shops to find a keepsake to take home. While making your plans to visit a local winery, choose from our variety of Hill Country lodging options including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt.

You can also book a Majesty Wine Tour through us.

Click the links below to learn more about the local wineries.

4.0 Cellars

Becker Vineyards

Bell Mountain/Oberhellmann Vineyards

Chisholm Trail Winery

Compass Rose Winery

Fiesta Winery 290

Fredericksburg Winery

Grape Creek Vineyards

Hye Meadow Winery

Inwood Estates Winery & Bistro

Kerrville Hills Winery

Kuhlmann Cellars

Lost Draw Cellars

Messina Hof Hill Country Winery

Pedernales Cellars

Pontotoc Vineyard

Rancho Ponte Vineyard

Santa Maria Cellars

Singing Water Vineyard

Sister Creek Vineyards

Torre di Pietra Vineyards

William Chris Vineyard

Woodrose Winery

Weddings & Information

Texas Hill Country Weddings

Enjoy the romance of Fredericksburg, Texas and the beauty of the Hill Country on your special day!  Brides and grooms have chosen the Hill Country as a favorite wedding destination for generations –and it’s no secret why.  Gorgeous scenery, beautiful venues, and local charm combine to create the ideal wedding experience.  Don’t forget to book a few extra days for a well-deserved honeymoon after your big day!

Several locations can be found through referrals from our service – Runnymede Country Inn, The Barn at Wild Sage and Antoinette Marie’s Wedding Chapel. We also have the perfect accommodations for your guests and for your honeymoon! A wedding event in Fredericksburg, Texas is a special time for those involved so let Gastehaus Schmidt set up the accommodations for your wedding party!


Pioneer Museum – 830-997-2835


Delicious Details Catering and Event Planning – 830-997-7879

Andy’s – 830-997-3744

Country Garden – 830-997-9800

My Own Chef – 830-997-5458

Navajo Grill – 830-990-8289

Sunday House – 830-997-9696

CarteWheels Catering – 830-257-7171


Oma’s Cake Kitchen – 830) 997-2896

Baskets/Welcoming Gifts

Silver Moon Gift Baskets – 830-990-8895


Blumenhandler – 830-997-7373

Dodd’s – 830-997-9571

Maggie Gillespie Designs – 830-997-7237

Sprout – 830.990.BLUM (2586)


Judy’s – 830-997-5822

Western Beverage – 830-997-9768


The Andante Group -830 257-7074