175th Anniversary Events

photo by Claire McCormack

Schedule of Events for 2021


Self-Guided Historic Walking Tour

Enjoy a free self-guided walking tour of the National historic district National Historic District to get a glimpse of the unique architecture of Fredericksburg. Recently recognized by Southern Living as one of the South’s Best Walking Tours, the self-paced tour features historic buildings that are now museums, restaurants, shops, guesthouses and churches. Free printed maps are available at the Visitor Information Center located at 302 East Austin Street.

Daily self-guided tour



Dietz Distillery Opening

November 20, 2021

Location: Dietz Distillery, next to Das Peach Haus

Address: 1406 S. U.S. Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

As part of Lasting Innovation, Fischer & Weiser Specialty Foods, Inc. will be opening Dietz Distillery. Dietz Distillery features 5 Judges Gin, named after the five judges that have lived on the Fisher & Weiser Farmstead. In addition to gin, there will be three different cocktails available for purchase and other bar-related items.


Christmas Night the Light Christmas Parade

December 3, 2021

Presented By: Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce

Location: Main Street

Address: Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Phone: (830) 997-5000

Time: Starting: 6:30 PM

Price: Free. $20 for reserved bleacher seats.

See Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street awash in the glow of this illuminated holiday night parade.  Reserved bleacher seating, with amenities, will be available for purchase. Seating along the rest of the route is free.  Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes from Washington St. to Edison St. Attendees should bring folding chairs and blankets. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures following the parade at 8 pm in the Peppermint Platz area of the Adelsverein Halle. There will also be a children’s activity area.

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Tannenbaum Ball

December 11, 2021

Presented By: Gillespie County Historical Society

Location: Vista Oaks Event Center

Address: 8192 East Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Phone: (830) 990-8441

Time: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Price: $175 per person for individual tickets. Table sponsorships also available.

The Tannenbaum Ball is Fredericksburg’s premier gala event of the holiday season sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum. Enjoy a seated dinner catered by August E’s, fine wine, live and silent auctions and dancing to live music provided by the Flying GT’s.

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