Located conveniently in central Texas, gather in festive Fredericksburg to experience a holiday wonderland complete with authentic German Christmas decorations, unique holiday shopping and award-winning wineries.
In this often-busy holiday season, it is important to plan ahead by securing lodging, restaurant and attraction choices in advance of arrival.
Fredericksburg during Weihnachtszeit or the Christmas season has often been compared to a holiday Hallmark movie and with good reason.
Fredericksburg’s Christmas Nights of Lights
The town’s signature nightly holiday event is a spectacle that everyone must experience. It features a lighting ceremony with carols, history and a grand finale countdown as the town’s square, Marktplatz, is transformed into a holiday wonderland.
Enjoy the beauty of Fredericksburg 26-foot tall authentic German Christmas Pyramid and its 30-foot tall Community Christmas tree, which serve as the highlights to a holiday décor-lined Main Street that looks straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. For a little family fun, hop on the ice at Eisbahn—Fredericksburg’s outdoor ice-skating rink.
Unique Places to Stay
Fredericksburg features so many things to see and do, you may want to stay awhile. The area’s nearly 1,500 vacation rental options provide a picture-perfect setting to welcome family or spend a romantic escape with your special someone. A Sunday through Thursday visit offers the best availability and best prices on lodging.
Texas Wine Country
Many of the area’s more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms will offer special holiday wines and Christmas-themed events throughout the season.
Fredericksburg’s 150 locally-owned shops, boutiques and art galleries provide an unlimited amount of unique holiday gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Can’t Miss Fredericksburg Holiday Events
- 63rd Historic Home Tour and Holiday Market on Saturday, November 19. Tour seven historic homes in the area and shop holiday vendors in an authentic Christmas market.
- Light the Night Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2. See lighted parade floats cruise down Main Street, including Santa and Mrs. Claus.
- Luckenbach Christmas Ball on Saturday, December 17. Dance in the historic Luckenbach Dancehall to the music of Aaron McDonnell.
Need a getaway before the holiday season? Fall provides the perfect season for relaxing in the Texas Hill Country. Head to Fredericksburg for an autumn adventure filled with festivals, live music, award-winning wine, outdoor experiences and holiday shopping.
To plan your Fredericksburg holiday getaway, go to VisitFredericksburgTX.com.