Take a Trip to Fredericksburg for the Perfect Holiday Getaway
With its nightly lighting ceremony and festive German Christmas traditions, the Hill Country town has transformed into a winter wonderland
Photos by Trish Rawls
‘Tis the season to celebrate, so head to festive Fredericksburg to enjoy Weihnachtszeit (the Christmas season), featuring German Christmas traditions, unique holiday shopping, award-winning wineries and seasonally-decorated places to stay.
Fredericksburg’s Christmas Nights of Lights
Returning for a second year is “Fredericksburg’s Christmas Nights of Lights,” a nightly lighting ceremony featuring carols, history and a grand finale countdown as the town’s square, Marktplatz, is transformed into a holiday wonderland.
Marvel at Fredericksburg’s 26-foot tall authentic German Christmas Pyramid and its 30-foot tall Community Christmas tree, the highlights of 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.
Fredericksburg’s 150 shops, boutiques and art galleries provide an unlimited amount of unique holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Stroll to see the many merry window displays and take home a locally made treasure.
Texas Wine Country
Photo by Jason Risnery
Discover the award-winning vino made by the wineries of the Texas Hill Country by booking a tour or simply tasting your way along Fredericksburg’s Urban Wine Trail. The area’s wine pairs particularly well with the culinary creations of the town’s top chefs.
Unique Places to Stay
Cherish your holiday vacation time with your special someone or with your family by staying in Texas’ unofficial capital of unique lodging. The area’s nearly 1,500 vacation rentals, many of them decorated to celebrate the holidays, offer a picture-perfect setting to escape your everyday routine. A Sunday through Thursday visit offers the best availability and best prices on lodging as well as several other perks.
One final tip — during the busy holiday season, it’s important to plan ahead by booking your lodging, restaurant and attraction choices in advance of arrival. And if you can’t make it this holiday season, start the new year off right by taking a trip to the Texas Hill Country in 2022.