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1-Nov 21

(Thursdays) Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market

Outdoor market featuring local fruits, vegetables, meats, Gulf seafood, cheese, bread, pizza, coffee drinks and a variety of local wine and prepared food.  Live music, picnic tables to enjoy your delicious purchases and a Chef’s Corner with free samples of dishes prepared by local chefs. 4 to 7 PM rain or shine. On the grounds of the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main. fbgfarmersmarket.com

1-Dec 7

American Women Artists Art Show at RS Hanna Gallery – “A Tradition of Excellence

Lifetime, Signature and Master Members Show. Artist reception and demonstrations on November 1 from noon to 8 PM during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Also on November 1, artist Pam Ingalls will be in the gallery to promote “Facing Texas”. 40 to 50 lucky attendees could be photographed for inclusion in the upcoming show! 244 W. Main. rshannagallery.com

1-Dec 10

Reginald Rowe & McKay Otto Art Exhibition at The Gallery at Vaudeville

Pairing the recent Pivot sculptures by McKay Otto - known primarily as a painter of ethereal, mystical, almost iridescent abstract paintings - with a specific body of earlier works by Reginald Rowe from the early 1970s. 230 E. Main. vaudeville-living.com

1-23

David A. Leffel & Sherrie McGraw Art Exhibition at InSight Gallery

Arguably two of the most formidable, distinguished still life and figurative artists living today, the work of David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw will showcase true mastery. Opening artist reception on Friday, November 1, from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. 214 W. Main. 830.997.9920. insightgallery.com

1-Dec 29…”Small Packages” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild

Art Guild members present small art appropriate for the gifting season. Opening reception on Nov. 1 from 4 to 8 PM during First Friday Art Walk. 308 E. Austin. fredericksburgartguild.org

1-30

Cheri Christensen & Robert Moore Art Show at InSight Gallery – “Into the Outdoors”

These two artists team up to bring a show that aims to inspire both lightness and joy. Opening reception from 5 to 8 PM on November 1 during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.  214 W. Main.  insightgallery.com

1-Feb 2

The WWII Art of Private Charles J. Miller Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War

An exhibition of the extraordinary and nearly forgotten paintings of WWII soldier/artist and New Hampshire native, Charles Miller.  Free during regular museum hours in the George H.W. Bush Gallery. 311 E. Austin. pacificwarmuseum.org

1-Mar 31

”Rails through Gillespie County” Exhibit at the Vereins Kirche

Covering the history and lasting impact of the short-line railroad that once connected remote Fredericksburg to the outside world before modern highways reached the area. During regular museum hours (closed Sunday and Wednesday). 100 block of W. Main. pioneermuseum.net

 
 

4-January 11

“Gone But Not Forgotten” Exhibit at the Vereins Kirche

While restoration and preservation have always been important in Gillespie County, things must also change.  This exhibit uses Elise Kowert’s articles from the Fredericksburg Standard to highlight beloved buildings and homes that no longer stand.  Free viewing at the Vereins Kirche during regular museum hours.10 am to 4:30 pm daily; closed Wed and Sun.100 block of W. Main. 830.997.2835. pioneermuseum.net

6,13,20

Architectural & Historical Walking Tour

Enjoy a two hour stroll through old Fredericksburg while exploring the fascinating story of Fredericksburg’s history through its old buildings. Water provided. Not recommended for small children.  4 PM. $15 adults; $10 kids. Meet at the historic Schandua House at 111 E. Austin

19

Holiday Prelude at St. Joseph’s Halle

Come mingle with friends and enjoy holiday hors d’oeuvres paired with fine Texas wines amidst a backdrop of smooth music at this fundraiser for the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts. 5:30 PM. $75 per person; tickets must be purchased in advance online. 212 W. San Antonio. texascenterforwineandculinaryarts.com

21-December 28

Annual “Small Works” Art Show at Insight Gallery

One of our most well received shows of the year, our annual Holiday Small Works Show features little treasures from our talented stable of gallery artists as well as special invited guests.  Small only in size, these powerful pieces are a welcome addition to any collection, whether you’re just getting started or have been collecting for years!  We encourage you to come see this show in person as the holiday season is absolutely magical in charming Fredericksburg, Texas. 214 W. Main.

830.997.9920. insightgallery.com

22

Beer Collaboration Celebration Dinner with Pecan Street Brewing at Altstadt Brewery

TICKETED limited seating!! (50 seats) $75 per person--gratuity not included. Please Join Us for a 5 Course Brewery to Table Experience by Chef Alex Ralston. Beer Education from Craig Rowan and Special Speaker from Pecan Street Brewery! All courses are paired with Altstadt beer and our new release "290 Jitter" Pecan Coffee Porter A Special Collab with Pecan Street Brewing. 7-10pm. altstadtbeer.com.

23

Live Music at Altstadt Brewery with Fortunato

Come taste GREAT German-style beer brewed right here in TEXAS and enjoy the best live music this area has to
offer. Drafts are always $5! 12-3pm. Free Admission.
 altstadtbeer.com.

23

Live Music at Altstadt Brewery with Thomas Michael Riley

Songs are all about real people. They may not be politically correct all the time, but they are for folks that work hard,
play hard, and aren't afraid to get up and dance! Check out our Bavarian castle, see the brewery, try our
German-style beer and food. 4-8pm. Free Admission.
 altstadtbeer.com.

23

Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner

Evening of wild game appetizers, beverages, games, live auction, raffle and silent auction supporting agriculture, youth education and rural living in the Texas Hill Country.  At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. 5:30 to 10 PM.  $25 per person includes dinner, drinks and door prize chance. 530 Fair Drive. 830.997.5508. 

 

23

Art and Vino Painting Class 

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork is TBA and will be available for viewing online. 5 to 7 PM.  $45 per person.  Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

 

23

Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner

Evening of wild game appetizers, beverages, live auction, raffle and silent auction benefitting youth and adult agricultural education in the Texas Hill Country.  5:30 PM. $25 per person. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Hwy 16 South. For more info please call 830.997.5508.

23

Mimosas & Brunch Cooking Demonstration at Das Peach Haus

Join us for a delicious brunch demonstration with Chef Fernando! Menu online. 10:30 AM. $85 per person. 1406 S US Hwy 87.  jelly.com/index/class?id=2540

23

Shania Twain/Tim McGraw Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

Donna Huber and Adam D. Tucker accurately recreate the music and mystic of two legendary country music performers.  4 and 8 PM.  $47//$52/$57 per person. 109 N. Llano. rockboxtheater.com

27

Thanksgiving Ball in Luckenbach Texas

Kick off the holiday season by dancing to live music at Luckenbach’s Thanksgiving Ball in the famous Luckenbach Dancehall. Entertainer TBA. Doors at 7 pm; dance at 8 pm.  Ticket price TBA. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830.997.3224. luckenbachtexas.com

29

Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions at the LBJ State Park

Bring the family and get into the holiday spirit learning about edible ornaments, wreath making, candle making, stringing popcorn for the Christmas tree and other holiday activities and traditions from the early 1900’s.  Bring a camera to capture some family holiday photos!  At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. 10 am to 3 pm.  Free. 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall. 830.644.2252. 

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

29

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

Meet the owner/winemaker of Chisholm Trail Winery, Paula Williamson, and enjoy complimentary tastings.1 to 6 pm. Free. 329 1/2 E. Main. 830.990.9199. texasvineyardsbeyond.com

29

11th Annual Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Communty Christmas Tree

Meet your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to experience the nostalgic beauty of yesteryear this Holiday Season in Fredericksburg. Festivities will begin at 6:00 pm in front of the Vereins Kirche at Marktplatz with live entertainment.  A short lighting ceremony and countdown will take place at 7 pm.  Following the lighting ceremony, more holiday favorites will be played for your enjoyment. After the lighting, Santa will make his way to the Oktoberfest Halle at Marktplatz where free cookies, hot chocolate and bottle water will be available. Children are invited to take free photos with Santa (bring your own camera) and groups are encouraged to take photos at the holiday selfie station.  In case of inclement weather, all activities will be relocated under the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.100 block of W. Main
830.997.6523. 
visitfredericksburgtx.com

29

Deck the Halls at the LBJ State Park

The entire family will have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s. Participate in other German Holiday traditions such as candle making, wreath making, and popcorn stringing. 10 AM to 3 PM.  Free.  At the LBJ State Park & Historic Site on E Hwy 290.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

29-30

The Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas Show at Rockbox Theater

This special show is pure classic country and classic Christmas that sounds magical when performed by these talented brothers. Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 4 PM. $62/$67/$72 per person. 109 N. Llano. rockboxtheater.com    

29-December 1

Fredericksburg Trade Days Holiday Encore

Twice in November, shop with over 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more. Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM; Sunday 9 AM to 4 PM.  $5 parking fee good all three days. Portion of proceeds benefits local charities. 

Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290 across from Wildseed Farms. 830.990.4900. fbgtradedays.com

29-December 15

Texas Hill Country Wineries “Christmas Wine Affair”

Vineyards and tasting rooms are cloaked in lights, warmth and holiday fun.  We invite you to come enjoy the sounds of carols, sniff the delicious Christmas treats and bask in front of the fireplace with your favorite glass of Texas cheer!  Join us for 17 days, enjoying participating wineries in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, tasting your favorite wines with full complimentary tastings per person at each winery (limit four per day) and special discounts on wine purchases. This is a self-guided wine trail to the participating wineries. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online. During regular winery hours for 17 straight days.  $75 per couple or $45 per single. Participating Texas Hill Country Wineries. 872.216.9463. texaswinetrail.com

29-January 5

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Ice skating on real ice in the Texas Hill Country! A portion of the proceeds from Eisbahn is donated to two great causes: Lifeline Foundation supporting (cystic fibrosis research) and the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg. In addition, Eisbahn contributes to needs-based tuition assistance for qualifying families at Heritage School. In the Kinderhalle Pavilion at Marktplatz. Bring your family and friends and join Heritage families at Eisbahn this holiday season!

Open school weekdays 4 to 8 PM; Fridays until 10 PM; Saturdays 10 AM to 10 PM; Sundays 1 to 8 PM. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open New Year’s Eve 10 AM to 6 PM and New Year’s Day 10 AM to 10 PM. $15 per day come-and-go pass includes skate rental. 100 block of W. Main. 830.733.7996.

heritageschool.org/eisbahn

30

Art and Vino Painting Class 

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork is TBA and will be available for viewing online. 5 to 7 PM.  $45 per person. Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

30

9th Annual Fredericksburg Turkey Trot

Work off that Thanksgiving dinner and support the MOM Center. 5K, 10K and One Mile Fun Run.  Races start at Fredericksburg Elementary School, 1608 N. Adams. 7 AM to 1:30 PM. $35 per person; Fun Run $15 per person. Advance registration online. athleteguild.com

30

Jolly Trolley Christmas Lights Tour (Saturdays)

spectacular light displays. Enjoy the holiday music or watch vintage editions of Rudolph or Charlie Brown’s Christmas (and more) along the way. Johnson City is one of the most popular attractions in the Hill Country – with over 1 million lights on view at Pedernales Electric Co-op, the fully draped Courthouse and the shops along the historically quaint town square. Take a stroll through Wonderland with the family. Grab cocoa or cider from one of the onsite vendors, take a hayride or carriage ride, or just relax and enjoy the setting. Johnson City is a Do-Not-Miss at Christmastime! Please visit the website for tour times and to buy tickets. Please Note: You should dress for the weather. The trolleys are heated but will not feel as warm as your personal vehicle. 5:30 pm leaving from Marktplatz. Adults $26.95; Children $16.95 (3-9 years old). Ticket includes one beverage coupon. 830.998.8986. fbgtours.com/tours.htm

30

Fredericksburg Food & Wine Holiday Walking Tour

During the winter holidays, go food and wine tasting on a half-day walking tour in downtown Fredericksburg. Sit for private, guided wine tastings paired with foods from the best eateries in town. You might sample fresh baked goods, gourmet chocolates and more while visiting three of the Texas Wine Country’s best tasting rooms. This tour takes place for just six weeks November into January when Fredericksburg features thousands of lights, holiday window displays and our beautifully decorated Marktplatz square. The half-day holiday wine and food walking tour features three tasting rooms for guided wine tastings. Learn what makes a good pairing of wine and food. Sample the best of local eateries. Hear about the Texas Wine Trails and Fredericksburg’s German roots. Take in the holiday dazzle of what Architectural Digest stated as Texas most beautiful small town! Please visit the website for tour times and to buy tickets.

10:30 am.  $99 per person includes all food and wine samples and tasting fees. 830.998.8986. fbgtours.com/tours.htm

30

"Deck the Halls" at Lyndon B Johnson State Park

Deck the Halls with natural decorations! Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies to hang on our Christmas tree. Learn how make wreaths out of local cedar and dip your own candles so you too can get ready for  Weihnachten (Christmas). This is the annual event that was formerly known as “Cookie Decorating and German Holiday Traditions.” At the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.10 am to 2 pm. Free. 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall. 830.644.8107. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/lyndon-b-johnson/deck-the-halls

30

9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K Run/Walk

A one mile Fun Run, 5K run/walk or 10K run/walk benefiting the MOM Center.  Event starts and ends at the Fredericksburg Elementary School.  Registration includes a t-shirt.  Rain or shine. 7 am to 1:30 pm.  $35 day of event.  Fun Run begins at 9:30 am.  $15 day of event. Pre-registration also available online.1608 N. Adams
830.998.5865. 
facebook.com/FredericksburgTurkeyTrot/

 

December

1

Holiday Treasures Art Show and Christmas Open House at RS Hanna Gallery

Coinciding with Fredericksburg’s “Light the Night” Christmas Parade, RS Hanna Gallery will hold their “Holiday Treasures Show and Christmas Open House”. On December 6 during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg, many of the gallery artists will be on hand to meet and greet and share demonstrations throughout the day. Open House with hot apple cider and Christmas goodies beginning at 3 pm. 244 W. Main. 830.307.3071. rshannagallery.com.

6

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg 

Participating fine art galleries will remain open until 8 PM so that visitors can have time to visit the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. A fantastic way to see the finest in regional, national & international art in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.  Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk Flag! Participating fine art galleries in Fredericksburg. 830.997.6523. firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

6

Light the Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow Market, A Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Production

See Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street awash in the glow of this illuminated holiday night parade.  Reserved bleacher seating, with amenities, will be available for purchase.  Seating along the rest of the route is free.  Local foods, wines, shopping and free Santa photos will be available before and after the parade at Marktplatz during the Afterglow. Parade at 6:30 pm.  Afterglow from 3 to 9 pm. Parade on Main Street from Washington to Edison. Afterglow Market on Marktplatz (Market Square). 830.997.5000. fredericksburg-texas.com/lightthenightchristmasparade.com

6

Nativity Display at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church

Celebrating 12 years!  View hundreds of Christmas Nativities that church members and friends share during the Holy Season.  Refreshments will be served.  In the church’s Fellowship Hall. Viewing times TBA. Corner of S. Adams St. and E. San Antonio St. 830.997.3913. holyghostfbg.org/calendar/

6

Beach Boys Tribute Christmas Show at Rockbox Theater

Surfin’ – The Ultimate Tribute to the Beach Boys Christmas Show. 4 and 8 pm. $42 standard; $37 seniors and military; $22 youth.109 N. Llano. 830.997.7625. rockboxtheater.com

7

1st Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

Save the date! Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters, The Party Affair and Hill Country Broadcasting will host the 1st Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball on Saturday, December 7, from 6 to 11 pm as a fundraiser for the Gillespie County Ag Assistance Organization. Proceeds will assist students, as needed, with expenses that may otherwise limit their ability to participate in competitive livestock exhibiting. Event to be held at Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters. Tickets to the event cost $50 and will include a steak dinner and music by award-winning Western Music entertainer, Kristyn Harris. Tickets to the dance-only portion of the evening (after 8 pm) cost $15 for adults and $10 for students. 3915 E US Hwy 290. 830.998.2079.

7

Kinderfest at the Pioneer Museum

Kinderfest is a wonderful tradition that has been going on in Fredericksburg for over 40 years. Children age 10 and under are invited to bring a stocking to hang on our fireplace. The museum will happily provide stockings for any children who need one. Then the kids will head into our Historic Sanctuary to enjoy a Christmas story, fun and interactive songs, and a special Christmas craft. We might even get a glimpse of St. Nick himself! While the children are away, Santa and his elves will be working to fill the stockings according to German tradition: nuts, fruit, and candy for good children, and a switch or lump of coal for naughty children. Thankfully, all the children who attend Kinderfest are always known to be good, so the elves won’t be needing any switches or coal! Light refreshments will be served as children come to collect their stockings after the celebration. 9 to 11:30 am.  Free.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 325 W. Main. 830.990.8441. 

pioneermuseum.net

7

62nd Annual Holiday Home Tour and Market

This year Christmas will be on display at six fabulous homes in and around Fredericksburg. This is a self-guided tour and a booklet with the tour map and full description of each home will be given to each participant. $35 per person includes the Market. The Market will feature 21 boutique vendors and will be located in the GCHS Sanctuary & Social Hall at 312 W. San Antonio. Market only is $5 at the door. Tickets are available online. Home Tour from 11 am to 5 pm. Market from 9:30 am to 5 pm. 325 W. Main. 830.990.8441. pioneermuseum.net

7

Pearl Harbor Day Observance at the National Museum of the Pacific War

Paying homage to those who served the United States on December 7, 1941.  Includes a Joint Color Guard, guest keynote speaker, rifle salute, wreath laying, music and more.  At 12:25 pm in the Memorial Courtyard. Free admission to the program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved into the Nimitz Museum Ballroom. Free and open to the public. 340 E. Main. 830.997.8600. pacificwarmuseum.org

7

Sip with Santa at 4.0 Cellars

Get in the holiday spirit with wine tastings, wine specials, holiday gift ideas and gift certificates available for purchase.  Don’t forget to grab a photo with Santa! Happy Holidays from 4.0 Cellars!1 to 5 pm. Free admission.10354 E. US Hwy 290. 830.997.7470. fourpointwine.com

7

A Ranger Christmas at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center

Meet Cowboy Santa and enjoy Ranger Town, caroling, hot chocolate and more!  At the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. Sponsored by the Former Texas Rangers Foundation which serves current and former Texas Rangers, their families and their contributions to Texas history. 2:30 to 5 pm. Free parking and admission.1618 E. Main. 830.990.1192. trhc.org/index.html

7

Luckenbach Christmas Bazaar

Fun for the whole family. Enjoy Christmas music Luckenbach-style. Shop vendors, celebrate Hondo Crouch’s birthday and witness the lighting of the Luckenbach Christmas tree. Photos with Santa from 2 to 5 pm! 1 to 9 pm. Free admission. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830.997.3224. luckenbachtexas.com

7

Christmas Ball in Luckenbach Texas

Dance in the historic Luckenbach Texas Dancehall at the traditional Christmas Ball to live music by Gary P. Nunn along with Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars.

Doors at 7 pm; dance at 8 pm.  $20 per person; kids age 12 and under are free. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830.997.3224. luckenbachtexas.com

7

Art and Vino Painting Class 

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork is TBA and will be available for viewing online. 5 to 7 PM. $45 per person. Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

7

Kyle Ma Art Exhibition at InSight Gallery

“Viewpoints”. In honor of his upcoming 20th birthday, nationally recognized artist, Kyle Ma, will feature figurative, landscape and still life works.  Having made a name for himself at an extremely young age, Kyle Ma is already a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, a member of Salmagundi Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and American Impressionist Society. The opening reception will be on Saturday, December 7, from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. 214 W. Main. 830.997.9920. insightgallery.com

7-8

Annual Port & Stilton Cheese Tasting at Becker Vineyards

Pair a strong, pungent blue cheese with our heavy port wine.  Or try a port shot by sampling some caramel, shooting some port and chasing it all with chocolate!

Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday Noon to 6 pm.  Complimentary. 464 Becker Farms Rd. 830.644.2681. beckervineyards.com

8

"The Many Moods of Christmas" Performance at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

Featuring The Fredericksburg Chorale and the Fredericksburg UMC Chancel Choir & Orchestra and offering two opportunities to hear their performance of all four of The Many Moods of Christmas suites by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett. December 8 at 3 pm and December 10 at 7 pm.  Free admission. 1800 N. Llano. 830.997.7679.

8

Israell Wine Festival 2019

Reserve a spot for our upcoming event and have the opportunity to taste wines from over 10 of Israel’s leading wineries.  There will also be live music and performances, guest speakers, complimentary snacks and food for purchase. And remember, our wines are IS-RAELI good! 11 am to 5 pm. $80 per person. Limited tickets available online. 10207 E US Hwy 290. 830.997.7000. mendelbaumcellars.com

12

Marcia Ball and Johnny Nicholas Live at Hill Top Cafe

Marcia Ball is an American blues singer and pianist from Vinton, Louisiana – “where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet.” Hear her in concert with Johnny Nicholas and enjoy four courses of delicious Hill Top cuisine. Doors at 5:30 pm; music at 7 pm. $100 per person for seating in the Lone Star Room; $50 per person for seating in the Cavern Room.  PLEASE NOTE THAT SEATING IN THE LONE STAR ROOM IS SOLD OUT. 10661 N US Hwy 87. 830.997.8922. hilltopcafe.com

13

Willow City Christmas at Rockbox Theater

Willow City is all about inspiring happy and overcoming the negativity and dystopia that runs rampant in our society. Their goal is to make “happy” infectious; they share it with you, you share it with your friends, and they share it with their friends. Suddenly it’s spreading like wildfire and can’t be stopped. And it all starts with a song. Enjoy this Christmas celebration performance. 7:30 pm. $20 standard, senior and military; $13 youth. Tickets available online. 109 N. Llano. 830.997.7625.

rockboxtheater.com

13

Tannenbaum Ball 2019

12th annual black-tie Christmas fundraising event for the Gillespie County Historical Society featuring a social hour with open bar, a fabulous dinner catered by August E’s along with the finest wine, beer and spirits, silent and live auctions of high-end items.  The evening is topped off with dancing to live music by The Flying GTs. Event to be held at St. Mary’s Holy Family Center. 6 to 11 pm.  $175 for individual tickets; seating is limited. Sponsor tables available. Tickets are available by calling the museum office. 306 W. San Antonio. 830.990.8441. pioneermuseum.net.

13-14

The Christmas Journey at Bethany Lutheran Church

A 10-minute drive through presentation of the Christmas story with multiple scenes featuring special lighting, music and effects, live characters and animals and professionally hand-painted props.  If driving, please enter the back parking lot along N. Adams Street via Schubert Street. There will be a wagon to carry people walking to the entrance.  Presented as a Christmas gift to the community from Bethany Lutheran Church. 6 to 8:30 pm. Free.110 W. Austin. 830.997.2069. 

bethanyfredericksburg.com

13-22

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play” (weekends)

From the same team that created FTC’s holiday hit, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with holiday tunes, vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), the magic of live sound effects, and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug! Performances at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm.  $29 adults; $12 youth age 17 and under. 1668 S US Hwy 87. 830.997.3588. fredericksburgtheater.org

14

Art and Vino Painting Class 

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork is TBA and will be available for viewing online. 5 to 7 PM. $45 per person. Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

14

Kinderfest at the Pioneer Museum

Kinderfest is a wonderful tradition that has been going on in Fredericksburg for over 40 years. Children age 10 and under are invited to bring a stocking to hang on our fireplace. The museum will happily provide stockings for any children who need one. Then the kids will head into our Historic Sanctuary to enjoy a Christmas story, fun and interactive songs, light refreshments and a special Christmas craft. We might even get a glimpse of St. Nick himself!

While the children are away, Santa and his elves will be working to fill the stockings according to German tradition: nuts, fruit, and candy for good children, and a switch or lump of coal for naughty children. Thankfully, all the children who attend Kinderfest are always known to be good, so the elves won’t be needing any switches or coal! 9:30 am. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (This is not a come and go program.)

325 W. Main. 830.990.8441. pioneermuseum.net

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Singing Christmas Tree

“Der Singende Weihnachtsbaum”.  This is a one-hour Christmas music concert performed by local volunteers celebrating the group singing tradition of the German culture. They sing on a 30-foot tall decorated and lighted Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree). To be held on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum.  Guests are asked to bring their own chairs and a cozy blanket in case it gets nippy. Gates open at the Milam Street entrance at 5:30 pm.  Concert at 6 pm. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 325 W. Main. 830.990.8441. pioneermuseum.net

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Christmas Market at St. Joseph's Halle

Shop with more than 15 vendors who will be selling home decor, Christmas decor, Christmas gifts, kitchen items, aprons and so much more. To be held at historic St. Joseph’s Halle. 9 am to 4 pm.  Admission by donation. 212 W. San Antonio. 40.988.8444. 

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Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Tour at Rockbox Theater

Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing Western music, country music and popular music. Make plans to enjoy this very special holiday show. 4 and 8 pm.  $62/$67/$72 per person; $25 youth.  Tickets available online. 109 N. Llano
830.997.7625. 
rockboxtheater.com

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Annual Port & Stilton Cheese Tasting at Becker Vineyards (2)

Pair a strong, pungent blue cheese with our heavy port wine.  Or try a port shot by sampling some caramel, shooting some port and chasing it all with chocolate!

Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday Noon to 6 pm.Complimentary. 464 Becker Farms Rd. 830.644.2681 beckervineyards.com

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50th Annual LBJ Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the Texas Hill Country community in this special tradition started 50 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson.  Enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments and, of course, the spectacular tree lighting.  Then revisit the past at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. 5:30 pm. Free admission. 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall. 830.644.2252. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

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Fredericksburg Community Orchestra Suzuki Christmas Concert

Christmas concert of classical and holiday music as performed by the Suzuki students of the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra. To be held at the Hill Country Church. 7 pm. By donation. 107 Lower Crabapple Rd. 806.549.2483. fredericksburgorchestra.com

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Fredericksburg Trade Days 

Shop with over 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more. Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM; Sunday 9 AM to 4 PM.  $5 parking fee good all three days. Portion of proceeds benefits local charities. 7 miles east on Hwy 290 across from Wildseed Farms 830.990.4900. 

fbgtradedays.com

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Friends of Gillespie Country Country Schools Annual Bake Sale Benefit

Enjoy freshly baked items that are donated by members of the Community Clubs and other supporting organizations.  Proceeds from the bake sale will be used for preservation and improvement work projects on the 12 former country schools.  The properties are part of the Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail and are listed on the Register of National Historic Places. Bake sale to be held in front of Chase Bank. 8 am to 2 pm. By donation.150 E. Main. 830.685.3385. 

historicschools.org

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Nimitz Junior Corps “Your Own USO Show!” at the National Museum of the Pacific War 

Watch folks like Bob Hope give their best to the troops before trying your own hand at designing a set, preparing costumes and performing for friends and family! Nimitz Junior Corps is for children ages 8 to 12.  Participation is limited to the first 15 registrants for each session.  Pick up and drop off is at the Pacific Combat Zone. 1 to 3 pm. Free. 508 E. Austin. 830.997.8600 ext 225. pacificwarmuseum.org

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Art and Vino Painting Class 

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork is TBA and will be available for viewing online. 5 to 7 PM.  $45 per person.  Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

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Christmas Ball in Luckenbach Texas

Dance in the historic Luckenbach Texas Dancehall at the traditional Christmas Ball. Entertainer TBA. Doors at 7 pm; dance at 8 pm. Ticket price TBA. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830.997.3224. luckenbachtexas.com

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Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Annuall Bake Sale Benefit

Enjoy freshly baked items that are donated by members of the Community Clubs and other supporting organizations.  Proceeds from the bake sale will be used for preservation and improvement work projects on the 12 former country schools.  The properties are part of the Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail and are listed on the Register of National Historic Places. Bake sale to be held in front of Chase Bank. 8 am to 2 pm. By donation. 150 E. Main. 830.685.3385. historicschools.org

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Nimitz Junior Corps " Your Own USO Show!" at the National Museum of the Pacific

Watch folks like Bob Hope give their best to the troops before trying your own hand at designing a set, preparing costumes and performing for friends and family! Nimitz Junior Corps is for children ages 8 to 12.  Participation is limited to the first 15 registrants for each session.  Pick up and drop off is at the Pacific Combat Zone.1 to 3 pm. Free. 508 E. Austin. 830.997.8600 ext 225. pacificwarmuseum.org

 

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Art and Vino Painting Class "Holy Night"

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork for December 21 is “Holy Night” and will be available for viewing online.

5 to 7 PM.  $45 per person.  Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

 

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Santa's Fly-in at the Gillespie County Airport

See Santa arrive in an airplane, enjoy a live choir singing holiday classics and partake of treats and warm beverages. Don’t forget to snap a non-traditional picture with Santa and his airplane! Sponsored by Crosswinds.10 am to noon. Highway 16 South. 830.990.5764. 

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Four by Four Holiday Show at Rockbox Theater

Four by Four will perform a tribute show to the legendary music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown plus a special holiday tribute to Andy Williams and The Williams Brothers. 4 and 8 pm. $42 standard; $37 seniors and military; $22 youth.  Tickets available online.109 N. Llano.

830 997.7625. rockboxtheater.com.

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Deck the Dancehalls Tour 2019 in Luckenbach Texas

Featuring Kevin Fowler and special guest, Triston Marez. Come and dance the night away in the historic Luckenbach Texas Dancehall!

Doors at 7 pm; dance at 8 pm.  $25 advance tickets; $30 at the gate. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830.997.3224. luckenbachtexas.com

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Annual Boxing Day Celebration at Becker Vineyards

Based on the British holiday stemming from feudal times, enjoy holiday hors d’oeuvres, Yuletide music and fireside readings. 10 am to 4:30 pm. Free. 464 Becker Farms Rd. 830.644.2681. beckervineyards.com

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Zweite Weihnachten

The annual German tradition, Zweite Weihnachten (“second Christmas”), will be held at the Gillespie County Historical Society Social Hall.  The event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg German Club and includes food, drink, music and fellowship.  There will also be traditional baked Stollen and warm Gluhwein along with the singing of carols in both German and English. Everyone is cordially invited to share this festive gathering among friends. 2 to 5 pm. Free. 312 W. San Antonio

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Children's Paint Party at the Yellow Door Studio

Drop your kiddos off for 3 hours of artistic fun at the Yellow Door Studio.  Children will paint a featured painting on a canvas and leave with a treasure they are proud of!  Snacks are included. Ages 5 and up! 9 am to noon or 2 to 5 pm. $45 per person. 810 N. Llano. 830.456.1097. theyellowdoorstudio.com

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Elvis Tribute 'End of 2019 Celebration" at Rockbox Theater

Donny Edwards performs “The Ultimate Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll” in this holiday show. Friday at 7 pm; Saturday at 3 pm.  $47/$52/$57 per person; $22 youth. Tickets available online.109 N. Llano. 830.997.7625. rockboxtheater.com.

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Art and Vino Painting Class 

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! The fun part is you can bring and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beverage during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is experienced local artists and teachers who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a new-found talent you’ll want to explore. The featured artwork is TBA and will be available for viewing online. 5 to 7 PM.  $45 per person. Reserve your spot online. 810 N. Llano. 830.992.3016. theyellowdoorstudio.com

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Children's Paint Party at the Yellow Door Studio

 

The City of Fredericksburg will present Countdown to 2020 at Marktplatz on New Year’s Eve. The first free event is themed for families and those who do not wish to stay up late. After the first event ends, the City will reset the ball and host a free, all-ages event that will begin at 10:30 pm. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us!  Rain or shine. Details TBA. Children’s event from 4 to 6 pm; midnight ball drop from 10:30 pm to 12:30 am. Free admission. 100 block of W. Main 830.997.7521. 

www.fbgtx.org

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USO-Style New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance at the Hangar Hotel

Enjoy big band music by Bill Smallwood & The Lone Star Swing Orchestra, refreshments at the Pacific Showroom’s Tiki Bar, swing dance lessons, photo booth and complimentary black-eyed peas, cornbread and party favors at midnight!  Prizes available for the 1940’s costume contest.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to USO Ft. Hood. 8 pm to 12:30 am. $60 per person. 155 Airport Rd. 830.997.9990. hangarhotel.com

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New Year’s Eve Dance in Luckenbach Texas

Two-step in the New Year with live country music.  No reservations – first come, first served.   Ticket includes admission to the dance hall and champagne toast. Entertainer TBA. Doors at 7 PM; show at 8 PM.  Ticket price TBA. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830.997.3224. luckenbachtexas.com

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Turner Hall New Year’s Eve Dance

Dance to the sounds of great country and western music to bring in the New Year. Hosted by the Turner Club. Details TBA. 830.997.8853. 

The Mission of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is to promote a positive growing business community.

306 E. Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624