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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

The following restaurants in Fredericksburg, Texas will be open on Christmas Day:

August E's
6528 E. Hwy 290 - 997-1585
Reservations Recommended

China Garden
110 North Crockett ~ 830-997-0231
9 am to 3 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm

1035 Hwy 16 South
Open 6am to 12 am

Double Jade Island
504 E. Main - 830-997-0988

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Christmas Home Tour - 12/10 Noon to 6 pm

For over 40 years Fredericksburg, Texas' Candlelight Tour of Homes has been one of the oldest historic house tours in Texas. Presented by the Gillespie County Historical Society, each tour is a selection of restored historic homes, period-styled new structures, and other public historic sites in and around Fredericksburg. This year, the tour is featuring 10 private properties, representing 29 buildings, plus all Historical Society properties.

The tour is self-guided and all participants are provided with a tour map. Tickets on sale October 3rd - December 10th, and tickets are $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Pioneer Museum (309 W Main St), Vereins Kirche (Marktplatz), and the Gillespie County Historical Society Building (312 W San Antonio), or call (830) 997-2835 to make other arrangements.

Bethany Lutheran Church Christmas Journey

Free, annual drive-thru presentation of the Christmas story in 8 scenes, all with live characters, magnificent backgrounds, special lighting, special effects, and background music filling the air, behind Bethany Lutheran Church at 110 W Austin Street in Fredericksburg, Texas from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Weihnachten in Fredericksburg - Presented by HEB

Experience a small-town Christmas in Fredericksburg, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The weekend begins Friday, Dec. 2nd, with the Santa Claus Run at 5:30PM followed by Fredericksburg's festive Christmas parade down Main Street. The downtown Marktplatz (outdoor central square) comes alive with free family-oriented Christmas entertainment provided by the Fredericksburg Theater Company throughout the weekend, a Christmas Tree Forest, a gingerbread house contest, an expanded children's activity area, Kinderfest, authentic homemade German foods, a shopping market, displays of lighted holiday figurines and much more! Free admission.

Hours for this year’s Weihnachten are:

Friday, Dec. 2nd - 4PM - 10PM
Saturday, Dec. 3rd - 10AM - 8PM
Sunday, Dec. 4th - 12PM - 4PM
And... following is the official schedule of entertainment for this lovely holiday weekend. All shows will be held on the Glockenspiel Stage at Oktoberfest Halle at Marktplatz. All shows are under an hour in length, with 4 rotating shows. In between shows you'll be able to participate in something new to Fredericksburg this year, the Eisbahn, a unique holiday ice skating rink experience. Local residents and visitors will be able to ice skate in an open air rink, located at the Kinderhalle pavilion at Marktplatz.

Entertainment Schedule for Weihnachten

Friday, Dec 2 - immediately following the parade, The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec 3 -
11AM - Jeryl Hoover & Tracy McCrea in Concert
Noon - The Nutcracker Ballet
1PM - Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge - FHS
2PM - The Nutcracker Ballet
3PM - Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge - FHS
4PM - Ms. Rhonda's School of Dance
5PM - The Nutcracker Ballet
6PM - The Nutcracker Ballet
7PM - Jeryl Hoover & Tracy McCrea in Concert

Sunday, Dec 4 -
Noon - The Nutcracker Ballet
1PM - Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge - FHS
2PM - Ms. Rhonda's School of Dance
3PM - A Tuba Christmas

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