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Fredericksburg Trips from Austin for a Hill Country Christmas

The festive Hill Country town is all lit up for the season


Just an hour west of Austin, festive Fredericksburg is ready to welcome you and your companions to experience a holiday wonderland complete with authentic German Christmas decorations, distinctive holiday shopping and award-winning wineries.

55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights

New in 2020, the town is hosting “55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights,” a nightly lighting ceremony that features carols, history and a grand finale countdown as the town’s square, Marktplatz, is transformed with the magic of the most festive time of year.

Enjoy the beauty of Fredericksburg’s 26-ft., authentic German Christmas Pyramid and its 30-ft. 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, the town’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 more than 1,200 vacation rental options provide a picture-perfect setting to escape the work from home routine. A Sunday through Thursday visit offers the best availability and best prices on lodging.

Texas Wine Country

Discover the latest releases from the wineries of the Texas Hill Country by booking a tour or simply tasting your way along Fredericksburg’s Urban Wine Trail.

One-of-a-Kind Shopping

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.

Photo by Jason Risner

Plan Ahead

In this often busy holiday season, it is important to plan by booking your lodging, restaurant and attraction choices in advance of arrival. With capacity limits, many area businesses are now accepting reservations, so do not delay book your Texas Hill Country holiday getaway.

To “Protect FBG,” please practice social distancing on arrival and when you cannot, wear a mask.

Have a safe and happy holiday season in Fredericksburg!