Events, Live Music and Entertainment Calendar

Please confirm details with each venue. Changes to events may occur 
 
Art & Vino at The Yellow Door Studio

Weekly on Saturday through December 18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

830-456-1097

$45 per person.

Art & Vino is perfect for getting together with friends, date night or just exploring your creative side. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and snacks to enjoy while you are painting. Paint, canvas, brushes, aprons and a place to sit are provided, as is an experienced local artist who can lead you step-by-step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. Come create, relax, and enjoy! The weekly featured artwork can be viewed online.

Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market at Pioneer Museum Grounds

Weekly on Thursday through November 4, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market continues to bring locally grown and produced foods to the community. Every Thursday, rain or shine, shoppers can meet farmers and producers while shopping for fresh produce, meats, baked goods and so much more. The market consists of farmers, ranchers and wineries located within the Texas Hill Country. Shoppers are invited to come for the food and enjoy the atmosphere where they can purchase meals, wine, and snacks while listening to live music.

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2018 at the National Museum of the Pacific War

Through January 2, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

830-997-8600

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, this traveling art exhibition will be on display in the temporary gallery in the George H.W. Bush Gallery of the National Museum of the Pacific War. The show includes 36 works by 15 combat artists, portraying Marine Corps service from the mid-1970s through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibit is traveling to approximately eight American cities west of the Mississippi River from early 2021 until mid-2023.

Old County Jail Tours  at the Old County Jail of 1885 

Monthly on the first Saturday through December 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

830-990-8441

$2 per person age 6 and up. Age 5 and under free.

Tour this two-story stone structure that served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of C. F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second floor had two steelclad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980. Credit card payments can be accepted online or at the Pioneer Museum or the Vereins Kirche. Cash payments accepted at the jail. 

Art Heals and Sweet Treats Art Show at the Fredericksburg Art Guild

Through October 31, Noon-4 p.m., recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

830-997-4949

"Art Heals" is an all members show focusing on the healing power of art in our lives. In addition, the Guild will feature "Sweet Treats", showcasing children's art during First Friday Art Walk and until October 10. The Art Guild will also be present at Oktoberfest, courtesy of Perdernales Creative Arts Alliance, during the first weekend in October.

    Texas Wine Month Passport presented by Texas Hill Country Wineries

    Through October 31, daily during regular winery hours

    872-216-9463

    $85 per individual; $120 per couple

    October is our favorite month here at Texas Hill Country Wineries because it is Texas Wine Month! Celebrate with the Texas Wine Month Passport event! Visit as many of the participating wineries as you can from October 1 – 31 in the picturesque Texas Hill Country and receive exclusive discounts and discover award-winning wines at 35+ unique Texas Hill Country Wineries. Savor all that Texas Wine Country has to offer this October and join us for one day or all 31!

    John Bardy Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    October 26, 1 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    Mike Blakely at Western Edge

    October 26, 7 p.m.

    830-992-3157

    Sam Watson Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    October 26, 5 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    John Bardy Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    October 27, 1 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    Sweet Nickole Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    October 27, 5 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    David Harris Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    October 28, 5 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    John Bardy Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    October 28, 1 p.m.

    830-997-3224

     Fredericksburg Theater Academy Fall Musical Rock of Ages: Youth Edition

    October 29-31, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

    888-669-7114

    $15 adults, $10 children 17 & younger

    FTA, the youth education program for the Fredericksburg Theater Company, will present a junior version of a popular Broadway musical, suitable for the entire family.

    Howl-oween Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos at the Rockbox Theater

    October 30, 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $28 per person

    The Howl at the Moon Experience comes back to the Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas! Dueling pianos and audience participation at its best! Come prepared to sing along with the songs you know so well and bring your requests for some of the industries best dueling piano performers!

    Pioneer Memorial Library Book Sale at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz

    October 30, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    830-997-6513

    Friends of the Pioneer Memorial Library present their annual book sale.  To be held at the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz. 

    Trunk or Treat at Luckenbach Texas

    October 30, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    Decorate your truck and come out to Luckenbach for free family fun and a Halloween band.

    WWII Living History Outpost Programs at the National Museum of the Pacific War

    October 30 - November 20, Programs at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    830-997-8600

    The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an exciting new living history program. The new Outpost programs will be 15 minutes long and will feature not only museum staff but also volunteers who will present stories and artifacts of WWII along with Q & A. These programs are held on all Saturdays except for the second Saturday of each month.

    Fredericksburg VFD Halloween Open House

    October 31, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    216-789-8617

    Annual open house at the Central Fire Station. Local businesses and organizations will provide safety information and treats for those attending. There will be tricks, treats, fire trucks, first responders and more!

    Gospel Sunday Brunch at Hill Top Cafe

    October 31, 11 a.m.

    830-997-8922

    $10 cover charge for music room seating

    Howl-O-Ween & Wine at Texas Wine Collective

    October 31, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

    830-997-7470

    Bring your four-legged, furry friends to Texas Wine Collective (formerly 4.0 Cellars) for an afternoon of wine, music and fun for the whole family. And don't forget to dress up your pet, there will be a Howl-O-Ween Dress Up Contest. Kid friendly-Free admission-Live Music.

    Open Mic Night at Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille

    October 31, 6 p.m.

    830-990-4949

     

    November

    Blues Monday at Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille

    November 1, 6 p.m.

    830-990-4949

    John Bardy Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

    November 1, 1 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    Homeschool Days at Science Mill: Careers in Health Science

    November 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    It’s the science of YOU at November’s Homeschool Days: Careers in Health Science, November 3, where we’ll explore the amazing human body. Try out exercises that reveal the mind-body connection, test your sugar smarts in a nutrition game, learn why tiny microbes have a big impact on health, and more. In the Learning Labs, we’ll prototype prosthetic limbs, design exercise gear for astronauts and build a model digestive system that “eats” real food!

     

    Science Mill is located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City. Hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: 0-2 years old – free, 3-17 (or with student ID) $9.50, Adults (18-64) $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50. Learning Lab $5.

    sciencemill.org/upcoming-events-2/nov3hsd

    David A. Leftel Art Show at Insight Gallery

    November 5 - 26, during regular gallery hours

    830-997-9220

    First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg

    November 5, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    830-990-8160

    Jaston Williams in Blood and Holly: Christmas West of the Pecos at the Fredericksburg Theater Company

    November 5, 7:30 p.m.

    830-997-3588

    $29 adults, $12 children 17 and younger. 

    Christmas letters, fake snow, aluminum trees, and family conflict bring us all together for the Best Time of the Year. Written, directed and performed by “Greater Tuna” star Jaston Williams, this one-man show will leave you in stitches! November 5 performance features a gala starting at 6:00 pm with food, drinks and silent auction benefiting the Fredericksburg Theater Company.

    Pioneer Skills for the 21st Century at the Gillespie County Historical Society Social Hall/Sanctuary

    November 5, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    830-990-8441

    $15 per person

    Introducing a new adult program for the Pioneer Museum/Gillespie County Historical Society where the main goal is fun!! (With a little learning experience as an add-on.) The activity for November will be "A Time to Harvest and A Time to Plant". Discover practical tips for fall planting to enjoy garden produce all season as well as spring wildflowers. We'll also do some light cooking and tasting using fall harvest veggies. Guest presenter will be Lisa Harper, horticulturist, garden enthusiast and caretaker and mentor for the St. Mary's garden.

    Make it a date night or a night out by yourself or with a friend doing something fun while learning something as well! Guests are invited to bring any snacks and/or beverages they wish, including alcohol. Limited to 24 persons with pre-purchased tickets. No refunds or returns.

    "Reimagining" Art Show at the Fredericksburg Art Guild

    November 5-28, Noon-4 p.m., Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday & Sunday

    830-997-4949

    All members show focusing on the artists ability to present an ordinary subject or scene in a magical new prospective. Please note that the Art Guild will stay open until 5 p.m. on November 5 for First Friday Art Walk.

    Cars and Coffee at Street Dreams

    November 6, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    830-997-1950

    If you think you have a cool car, come out and enjoy the fellowship with other car enthusiasts! Coffee provided!

    The Eagles & Journey Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

    November 6, Shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $48 to $62 per person

    Faithfully - An Eagles and Journey Tribute Experience formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011 and has quickly established themselves as one of the United States' most popular tribute acts. The lineup features superstar John Allen on lead vocals and a cast that has performed with the best of the best! The guys "FAITHFULLY" re-create the music of Journey and The Eagles and are always a hit for their high energy shows, spot-on vocals and superior performance. Faithfully covers Journey’s material from all eras of the band's career, encompassing the band's biggest hits as well as fan favorites, and also pays tribute to The Eagles "Hell Freezes Over"! Reserve tickets online.

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

    Forging Futures Classic Celebration Dinner at Vista Oaks Event Center

    November 6, 6 p.m.

    Price TBA

    The Celebration Dinner will be held at the newest venue in the Texas Hill Country, Vista Oaks, and will be followed by a live auction that will feature one-of-a-kind trips and merchandise. Enjoy fine cuisine and mingle with old and new friends! Dress is country club casual.In addition to dinner and a live auction, the 3rd Annual Forging Futures Classic will host a tribute to Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century! Who better to bring the essence of Ol’ Blue Eyes to the Texas Hill Country but the exceptional Dave Halston. Critics have raved about Halston’s tribute to the iconic Sinatra, calling it “stunning” and “spot-on.” Halston creates a brilliant interpretation of the beloved Chairman of the Board. 

    Hunter's Ball at Luckenbach Texas

    November 6, Time TBA

    830-997-3224

    Price TBA

    Annual dance to celebrate the opening of hunting season.

    The New Buddy Holly Band at The Hangar Hotel

    November 6, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

    830-997-9990

    $30 per person

    Celebrate the music of the 1950s and 60s with an energetic live performance by The New Buddy Holly Band of Kerrville, Texas. Tickets include lots of entertainment as well as party favors. The Hangar Hotel’s Pacific Showroom tiki bar will be available to patrons as well as concessions from the Airport Diner.

    Randall's King Festival & Cornhole Tournament at Luckenbach Texas

    November 6, gates open at 5:300 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    $30 per person. $50 extra per two person cornhole team. Everyone must have a ticket.

    24th Big Band Bash at Hill Top Cafe

    November 11 - 14, doors open at 5 p.m., music begins at 5:45 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    830-997-8922

    Lone Star Room and bar area $100 per person. Cavern Room $75 per person. $20 per person for Sunday brunch.

    For 24 years, Johnny Nicholas and friends have raised money for local music and theater programs. Featuring three nights of amazing food and great music as well as Sunday Brunch. Johnny Nicholas and his band will be the house band for the event and there will also be a Mystery Headliner each night! Music lineup currently includes Augie Meyers, Los Texmaniacs, Earl P. Ball, Kelli Jones, Katie Shore, Floyd Domino, Joel Savoy, Tif Lamson, Danny Levin, Scrappy Jud Newcomb and more. 

    Veterans Day Bingo at Texas Heritage Vineyard

    November 11, 5:30 .m. - 7:30 p.m.

    830-456-6059

    Vino and Bingo for a Cause! All proceeds from the sale of bingo cards for this event will go to the local Veterans Relations Office. Prizes for winners of each game.

    Cory Morrow Band at Rockbox Theater

    November 12, 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $48 to $62 per person

    Presenting another in the Original Artist Series and featuring The Cory Morrow Band. As a songwriter, Morrow has retained his token wit and self-deprecating humor. His circle of collaborators has continued to expand to include Nashville aces Brian Keane and Mando Saenz along with Texas troubadours such as Carter Beckworth and Owen Temple.

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission.

    Die Kunstler 28th Annual Art Show and Sale at St. Joseph's Halle

    November 12-14, Artist Reception Friday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Show Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Winners of Best of Show and People's Choice award announced at 4pm Sunday Nov. 14.

    830-995-5771

    Around 60 professional artists will participate in this event that will feature an array of art mediums. Enjoy a "Meet the Artists" reception on Friday. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday. Bins with unframed artwork will be available also. The place for holiday shopping!

    Friday Night Concert Series featuring the Spazmatics at Texas Wine Collective

    November 12, 6 p.m.

    830-997-7470

    $25 per person, $35 per person after November 1

    It's a total 80's Night at Texas Wine Collective. Gates will open at 6:00 pm and The Spazmatics will go on at 7:00 pm. There will be a food truck and wine cocktails. Don't forget to dress the part as there will be an 80's dress-up contest. VIP ticket packages available.

    Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering at the Fredericksburg Theater Company

    November 12, Time TBA

    830-997-3588

    Price TBA

    Two day festival of song, story, poetry and art features internationally acclaimed, regional and local talent. Songwriters, poets, balladeers and artists will celebrate the legend and cowboy spirit in all of us. Tickets available early Fall through Event Brite. (Rated G)

    Elvis Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

    November 13, Shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $48 to $62 per person

    Donny Edwards is an international, multi-award winning professional Elvis tribute artist. Donny's dynamic performance will take you back to the 1950’s and the early years of rock n’ roll, getting you “all shook up”, all over again. Then you’ll go on a ride through the 1960’s, from Elvis’ biggest hit movies to the famous black leather “68 Comeback Special”. Finally you’ll revisit the legendary Las Vegas years of the 1970’s as Donny recreates the performances that made Elvis the one and only “King of Rock n’ Roll”. Playing with Donny will be The Fever Band. Reserve tickets online.

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission.

    Holiday Bazaar at Texas Heritage Vineyard

    November 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    830-456-6059

    A fun way to shop for the holidays - with a glass of wine! There will be several cool vendors and time to browse for unique gift items.

    Texas Center for Wine & Culinary Arts Holiday Prelude at St. Joseph's Halle

    November 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    The Holiday Prelude is back!  On Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts (TCWCA) will once again be hosting a wine and small bites event at St. Joseph’s Halle to kick off the holiday season and raise funds for the planned facility at the Hill Country University Center. 

    Eight Texas Hill Country wineries will be providing tastings to pair with small bites from Vivere Catering.

       The wineries include Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hye Meadow Winery, Kuhlman Cellars, Lost Draw Cellars, Narrow Path Winery, Slate Mill Collective and Texas Heritage Vineyard.

    Tickets are $95 per person (inclusive of all taxes and fees).  Attendance at the Holiday Prelude is by advance tickets only, and tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-prelude-2021-tickets-188977435597

     

    Attire is festive holiday casual. 

     

    For more information or questions, please email info@tcwca.com.

    The Red River Songwriters Road Show at Rockbox Theater

    November 18, 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $25 per person

    The Texas Red River Songwriters Festival was founded by Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson and Kelley Mickwee in 2012, and if you’ve ever wanted to spend a few days in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico, hanging out with some of your favorite songwriters, doing a little eating, drinking, and perhaps skiing….then the Red River Songwriters Festival is the event is for you! 

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission.

    Fredericksburg Trade Days

    November 19-21

    210-846-4094

    $5 parking fee good all weekend. 

    Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Cher Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

    November 20, shows at 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $48 to $62 per person

    The Rockbox Theater is proud to present Lisa Irion as CHER! Lisa is a seasoned character actress and is recognized as one of the world's foremost Cher impersonators and Cher tribute artists, dazzling audiences with her audience interactive, live vocal performances in spectacular costume replicas from Cher's concert tours since 2003. Her show is supported by the talent of the Edge of Reality Band!

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

    Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

    November 20, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    830-997-5508

    $25 per person.

    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.  Ticket includes dinner, drinks and door prize chance. No Pets Allowed-ADA Service Animals Only.

    Little Pioneers Homestead Adventures at the Pioneer Museum

    November 20, 6:30 p.m.

    830-990-8441

    $3 per participating child, accompanying adult is free

    The Gillespie County Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum introduce "Little Pioneers", activities that teach children pioneer ways. Parents bring children age 10 and under to enjoy a different hands-on craft. Parents learn along with their children! Please note that this is not a "come and go" event. The theme for November is "Camp Fire Evening". Gates open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 6:45 pm.

    Albert and Gage in Concert at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

    November 21, 3 p.m.

    830-990-2886

    By donation

    Hailing from Austin, Texas, Christine Albert and Chris Gage have a long track record of making beautiful music together, although both musicians' individual pedigrees are far more extensive.  Over the course of six duet albums on MoonHouse Records, the duo has demonstrated that disparate backgrounds do not preclude musical soul mates from finding one another. Their music is a mix of country, folk, blues and chansons.

    Fredericksburg's Christmas Nights of Lights at the Marktplatz

    November 23 - January 6, 2022, nightly at 6 p.m.

    830-997-6523

    In partnership with the City of Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau will celebrate Weihnachtszeit or the Christmas season with Fredericksburg’s Christmas Nights of Lights, a nightly holiday lighting of Marktplatz. All are invited to enjoy a 10-minute audio presentation at 6 p.m. featuring history, holiday carols and concluding with the lighting countdown. Holiday music will begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

    Thanksgiving Ball at Luckenbach Texas

    November 24, 8 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    $20 per person.Everyone must have a ticket.

    Kick off the holiday season dancing to live music by Dale Watson, the keeper of the true country music flame, at Luckenbach's Thanksgiving Ball in the famous Luckenbach Dancehall! Limited capacity.

    Fredericksburg Trade Days-Holiday Encore

    November 26-28

    210-846-4094

    $5 parking fee good all weekend. 

    Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Thanksgiving Wine Tasting at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    November 26, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    830-990-9199

    Meet the winemaker and explore local wines while you find the perfect gift idea!

    Eisbahn Outdoor Skating at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz

    November 26, Times vary. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    830-997-6597

    $15 per day come and go pass. Includes skate rental.

    Skating on real ice in the Texas Hill Country to raise funds for the Heritage School and Cystic Fibrosis.  Open 4 to 8 PM weekdays through Dec 17.  Open 10 AM to 10 PM daily beginning Dec 18, 1 to 8 PM on Sundays, until Jan 2.  Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and closing at 6 PM on New Year’s Eve. 

    8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K Run/Walk

    November 27, 8 a.m.

    830-456-8840

    A one mile Fun Run, 5K or 10K race benefiting the MOM Center.  Event starts and ends at the Fredericksburg Elementary School.  Registration includes a t-shirt.  Rain or shine. 5K and 10K run/walk begins at 8:30 am. Fun Run begins at 9:30 am. Pre-registration available online.

    Deck the Halls at Sauer Backmann Living History Farm

    November 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    830-644-2252

    Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies. Learn how make wreaths out of local cedar and dip your own candles so you too can get ready for Weihnachten (Christmas)!

    Prince Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

    November 27, Shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $48 to $62 per person

    The Rockbox Theater is proud to present Purple Madness, a tribute to Prince. The "Purple Madness" is the ultimate celebration of the most widely beloved entertainer and profoundly influential artist of all-time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as, high energy and a "must see"  performance.

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission.

     

    December

    Deck the Dancehalls with Kevin Fowler & Braxton Keith at Luckenbach Texas

    December 3, 8 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    $25 per person advance tickets. $30 per person at the gate.

    Deck the Dancehall this year with Luckenbach buddies Kevin Fowler and Braxton Keith. Tickets will be limited for this dancehall show.

    "Food for the Soul" Art Show at the Fredericksburg Art Guild

    December 3 - January 2, 2022, Noon-4 p.m.

    830-997-4949

    An all members show that demonstrates that the connection with a piece of art lies in the eye of the beholder. The work touches and heals the soul of many people in different ways. Please note that the Art Guild will stay open unti 5 p.m. on December 3 for First Friday Art Walk (unless it is preempted by the City Christmas parade).

    Light The Night Christmas Parade Produced by The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce

    December 3, 5:30 p.m.

    830-997-5000

    IT'S TIME TO PARADE!

    Fredericksburg’s beloved Light The Night Christmas Parade, hosted by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, is back! This beautifully illuminated night parade will roll down the city’s historic Main Street, between the intersections of Washington and Bowie streets, on Friday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.

     

    WE'RE ON TV!

    Our media partner, CBS Austin, will live televise the first 30 minutes of the parade, featuring narrated coverage by the station’s anchors. The event, in its entirety, will be simulcast on the station’s website. 

     

    NEW ENTRY AWARDS TO CELEBRATE FREDERICKSBURG'S 175th!

    To celebrate Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary, parade organizers have created four new award categories, including Best Illustration of a Local Historic Theme, Best Depiction of 175 Years of Fredericksburg, Best Illustration of a Person of Historical Influence and Best Happy 175 Birthday Theme. Entries into these categories will be given additional consideration for the televised portion of the parade.

     

    Awards will also be presented in the traditional categories of Local Organization, Visiting Organization, Local Business, Visiting Business, Religious Organizations, Youth Entries and Animal Entries.

     

    ENTER THE PARADE!

    Entries must be submitted online HERE. Entry is free to all. Entries, including a 100-word description, must be submitted by November 15 to be considered for inclusion in the televised portion of the parade. All entrants must also review and comply with enhanced health and safety requirements to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. CLICK HERE to read parade entry rules and safety standards.

     

    ENJOY RESERVED SEATING!

    As always, first come-first served seating along the parade route is FREE. Attendees seeking an enhanced experience may purchase reserved bleacher seating at a cost of $20 per seat. The bleachers will be located in front on Pioneer Memorial Library, facing the beautifully illuminated Marktplatz. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

     

    Following the parade, there will be food for sale and free photos with Santa and Ms. Claus at Marktplatz.

     

    lightthenightchristmasparade.com

    Nativity Display at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church

    December 3 - 5, Friday 5 - 9 p.m., Saturday 3 - 8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - Noon

    830-997-2288

    $20 per person.Everyone must have a ticket.

    Celebrating 15 years! View hundreds of Christmas Nativities from around the world that church members and friends share during the Holy Season. The hall will be festively decorated and lighted and visitors can tour at their leisure. Refreshments will be served. A great place to be prior to the start of the Christmas parade! 

    Kinderfest at the Pioneer Museum

    December 4, 10 a.m.

    830-990-8441

    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 the fireplace. Then the kids will head into the 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! All children must be accompanied by an adult. (This is not a come and go program.)

    Living History Weekends at Fort Martin Scott Historic Site

    December 4-5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    830-998-5038

    Donations appreciated. 

    Living history reenactors recreate the history of Fort Martin Scott from 1848 to 1853. Blank weapons firing, cannon drills, period events of every day life at the fort.

    Port & Stilton Tasting at Becker Vineyards

    December 4 - 12, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Recurring weekly Saturday, Sunday

    830-644-2681 x302

    Ranger Christmas Wonderland at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott

    December 4, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    830-990-1192

    Come see Santa in the Ranger Wonderland at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. Enjoy crafts, cookies, cocoa, wagon rides and much more!

    Santa Day Parade 

    December 4, 10 a.m.

    Santa Claus is planning another stop in Fredericksburg to visit with local children and hear their Christmas wish lists. After the long ride from the North Pole, Santa will be giving his reindeer a rest and instead, will ride through downtown on a Fredericksburg Fire Department fire engine. Old Saint Nick will ride down Main Street before heading back to the gazebo on the Gillespie County Courthouse Square. There, he will visit with children to find out what they really want for Christmas this year and to hand out free bags of holiday goodies. Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.

    Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast's Annual Christmas Tea - A German Christmas in Llano

    December 5, 3 p.m., Reservations required.

    325-423-2581

    Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast at 508 East Sandstone in Llano presents their annual Christmas tea with entertainment provided by Dr. Mike Middleton, award winning accordionist. Adult tickets are $40 and tickets for children 5-12 are $20.

    Pearl Harbor Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War

    December 7, 12:25 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

    830-997-8600 Ext. 225

    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. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved from the Memorial Courtyard into the ballroom of the Nimitz Museum Gallery.

    *Onsite programming tentative. More info available on Museum website after October 1.

    The Christmas Journey at Bethany Lutheran Church

    December 10 - 11, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    830-997-2269

    A 10-minute drive-through presentation of the Christmas story with 9 scenes featuring special lighting, music & effects, live characters, animals, & professionally hand-painted props. Along Town Creek. Enter back parking lot on N. Adams Street. A Christmas gift to the community from Bethany Lutheran. 

    Holiday Musical "Scrooge" at the Fredericksburg Theater Company

    December 10 - 19, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m.

    888-669-7114

    $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and younger

    In 1970, renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” into the hit screen musical “Scrooge.” This stage version, based on the film with the addition of six new songs, will star FTC Founder Jeryl Hoover as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who repents his past life when visited by three successive Christmas spirits. (Rated G)

    Holiday Rock Orchestra Concert at Rockbox Theater

    December 11, shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

    830-997-7625

    $68 to $82 per person

    The Rockbox Theater is proud to present Twelve Twenty-Four in concert. Established in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four presents a high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert featuring everyone’s favorite rock-edge holiday music as well as their own holiday creations.Twelve Twenty-Four includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists. This dedicated group of performers works year-round to deliver a theatrical and memorable Christmas concert experience suitable for fans of all ages.

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission.

    Tannenbaum Ball at Vista Oaks Event Center

    December 11, 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.

    830-990-8441

    $175 per person. Table sponsorships are available. 

    The Tannenbaum Ball is Fredericksburg's premier gala event of the holiday season sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum. Enjoy a seated dinner catered by August E's, fine wine, live and silent auctions and dancing to live music provided by the Flying GT's.

    Walt & Tina Wilkins Christmas Music Concert at Texas Heritage Vineyard

    December 12, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    830-456-6059

    A beautiful afternoon of holiday music by Walt and Tina Wilkins along with Ron Flynt.

    Fredericksburg Trade Days

    December 17-19

    210-846-4094

    $5 parking fee good all weekend.