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Plan a Festive Fredericksburg Getaway Full of German Holiday Charm

Visit this inviting Texas town during the Christmas season for plentiful shopping, delightful decorations, ice skating, and many holiday happenings

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Fredericksburg during Weihnachtszeit, or the Christmas season, has often been compared to a Hallmark movie – and with good reason. The holidays are full of special events, authentic German Christmas decorations, shopping and so much more. Just a short drive from Austin, Fredericksburg makes a lovely Hill Country getaway destination.

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Enjoy the beauty of Fredericksburg’s 26-foot tall authentic German Christmas Pyramid and its 30-foot tall Community Christmas tree, which serve as the centerpieces to a holiday décor-lined Main Street.

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The holidays are full of special events, authentic German Christmas decorations, shopping and more.

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Fredericksburg is home to more than 1,500 vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and cabins, all providing the perfect setting to spend the holidays with family and friends.

Christmas Nights of Lights 

The highlight of the holidays is “Fredericksburg’s Christmas Nights of Lights”, which is a nightly lighting ceremony featuring carols, history and a grand finale countdown as the town’s square, Marktplatz, is transformed into a holiday wonderland. The program runs each evening from November 21 through January 7.

Enjoy the beauty of Fredericksburg’s 26-foot tall authentic German Christmas Pyramid and its 30-foot tall Community Christmas tree, which serve as the centerpieces to a holiday décor-lined Main Street. For some extra family fun, head over to Eisbahn Fredericksburg’s outdoor ice-skating rink. 

Unique Places to Stay

With so much to see and do, you will want to extend your vacation. Fredericksburg is home to more than 1,500 vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and cabins, all providing the perfect setting to spend the holidays with family and friends. Many will also be decorated in their holiday best. 

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Cross Off Your Holiday List

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.

Find jewelry, home décor items, clothing, locally made products and more when browsing the town’s historic, walkable Main Street.

Mark Your Calendar

Take note of these special events planned throughout the holiday season

Be sure to plan ahead. Book lodging, make restaurant reservations, and secure attraction tickets and wine tastings before you come so you can guarantee you make the most of your visit. 

Visiting Fredericksburg Sunday through Thursday provides several benefits, including the best price on the town’s wide variety of places to stay, a personalized experience at the wineries and tasting rooms of Texas Wine Country, more space and time to browse at shops, museums, and art galleries, plus shorter wait times at local restaurants.

To plan a holiday trip to the Texas Hill Country or to make plans for a trip to the area in 2024, go to VisitFredericksburgTX.com.