Monday, November 28, 2011

St. Nikolausmarkt - Fredericksburg, Texas - December 2-3

Join us for
St. Nikolausmarkt
A Traditional German Christmas Market
at the Marktplatz in Fredericksburg Texas
Friday, December 2, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lighting of the TreeJoin us as we light Fredericksburg's new Christmas Tree on Friday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. The 30-foot tree features hand-crafted ornaments by local artists and will be on display at Marktlpatz through the holidays, until January 6th.

The ParadeFriday, December 2nd, is the Fredericksburg Community Christmas Parade, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street.  Bring your hot chocolate and comfortable seating and enjoy this small town Willkommen to the holiday season.  At parade completion, join your family and friends at the St. Nickolausmarkt – where good times await!

The PyramidBuilt in Germany to Fredericksburg’s specifications, the 5-tiered, rotating, wooden Christmas Pyramid rises twenty-six feet with each tier decorated with a different theme.  Tier one depicts the nativity scene; tier two, carolers; tier three, nutcrackers; tier four, Santas, and tier five, angels.  The rotating pyramid will also be decorated with lighted candles for a beautiful display.  Skilled craftsmen in Erzgebirge, Germany manufacture these internationally collected Christmas pyramids, which in their smaller, table-top forms, are staples for most German holiday decorations. 

Fredericksburg is currently the only municipality in the United States to have an outdoor pyramid of this grand scale – 26-feet.  The pyramid was shipped from Germany to Fredericksburg where it will be displayed at the City’s Marktplatz (town square) November 25 through January 6. 

St. Nikolausmarkt
White tents at the festival will house the 40+ booths that feature everything from Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, children’s toys, pyramids, and jewelry, to traditional German clothing.  In addition, traditional German foods and beverages will be served on site.  Enjoy sausage, schnitzel, warm pumpernickel rolls, sauerkraut, and, for sweet lovers – cakes, cookies and candies.  Plus Glühwein, warm and spiced German wine, will be available, along with soft drinks, local wines, and an assortment of German beers.

There’s no admission charge on Friday to the St. Nikolausmarkt; however, tickets on Saturday are $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger.  Adult admission is one dollar off on Saturday for individuals with active military ID and seniors age 65 and older.

St. Nikolaus will be available for photos on Friday evening following the Parade and all day on Saturday.  Attendees are invited to take their own complimentary pictures.

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