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Holiday Lighting Ceremony set for this Friday, November 23 in Fredericksburg
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012

FREDERICKSBURG, TX — Experience the nostalgic beauty of yesteryear this holiday season in Fredericksburg –the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg will kick-off the season with the lighting of the community Christmas tree and German Christmas pyramid during the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Marktplatz.

In a community where the holiday traditions of its German forefathers are evident, the German holiday spirit is most apparent with Fredericksburg’s 26-foot tall wooden Christmas pyramid that was hand-crafted in Germany specifically for Fredericksburg. Considered staples in German holiday decorating, Christmas pyramids are wooden carousel-like structures that have several levels depicting Christmas motifs, such as angels and manger scenes.

Fredericksburg’s community Christmas tree, part of the lighting ceremony, stands 30 feet tall and dons hand-crafted ornaments donated by Hill Country artisans. The beautifully lit Christmas tree and Christmas pyramid are the centerpiece of the holiday magic in Fredericksburg and will be prominently displayed at the Marktplatz through New Year’s.

“Fredericksburg is just a wonderful place to experience a home town Christmas, and we wanted to emphasize our German heritage with our Christmas pyramid and other holiday decorations,” noted Ernie Loeffler, director of the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau. “We hope to provide our residents and many visitors to Fredericksburg with a wonderful Old World holiday experience,” Loeffler concluded.

Make plans to attend the lighting ceremony, and stay for a weekend filled with great shopping, live music, and holiday fun! To request a free 2012 Fredericksburg Christmas & Holiday Guide, with a listing of holiday events from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, please call 1-888-997-3600 or email To book accommodations for a holiday getaway to Fredericksburg log on to

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