The holiday season is a fabulous time to visit Fredericksburg, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, with events and decorations flavored by our German and frontier heritage. Once again, historic Main Street will be ablaze with thousands of lights each evening and Marktplatz is transformed into a lighted winter wonderland with a 26 foot tall Christmas Pyramid (handcrafted in Germany), a fabulous German-themed Christmas tree and an outdoor ice skating rink.
Located just over an hour from either San Antonio or Austin, Fredericksburg is a shopper’s paradise with more than 150 specialty shops lining downtown streets. You’ll find something for everyone on your list — apparel, antiques and collectibles, fine art, handcrafts by local artisans, Christmas ornaments, regional books, delicious Hill Country foods and wines and much more!
And with 75 restaurants, five museums, outdoor recreation, golf, historic sites and over 1,000 convenient hotel/motel rooms and over 350 cozy bed & breakfast/guesthouses, Fredericksburg makes a perfect family getaway.
Nov. 23 • Lighting of Christmas Pyramid and Tree - Marktplatz
Nov. 23 - 25 • Peddler Show™ - Gillespie County Fairgrounds
Nov. 23 - 25 • Fredericksburg Trade Days
Nov. 23 - Jan. 6 • Eisbahn in Fredericksburg (outdoor ice skating rink) - Marktplatz
Weekends • Rockbox Theater - Holiday shows from The Golden Era of Rock’n’Roll
Dec. 1 • Christmas Home Tour
Dec. 7 • Christmas Parade - Main Street
Dec. 7 - 8 • St. Nikolausmarkt - Marktplatz
Dec. 8 • Kinderfest - Pioneer Museum Complex
Weekends Dec. 13 - 23 • Fredericksburg Theater Company’s Production of “The 1940s Radio Hour”
Dec. 14 - 15 • Christmas Journey Drive Through • Bethany Lutheran Church
Dec. 14 - 16 • Fredericksburg Trade Days
Dec. 16 • 42nd Annual LBJ Tree Lighting • Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Dec. 24 • Christmas Eve Services - Historic Churches
Dec. 31 • New Year’s Eve Dances - Several Locations