If you're looking for a Texas town with true Christmas spirit then load up the family and head to the tiny town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Founded in 1846, named for a Prussian prince and sometimes referred to by old-timers as "Fritztown", this charming town has retained much of it's Main Street charm. And due to its Germanic heritage, the holiday season is on full display with the lights and sounds of Christmas.
Unique shops dot the landscape of Main Street and restaurants with everything from German & French fare to barbeque & burger joints are in between. So for holiday shopping you can knock out most of your Christmas list in a day with the variety offered here.
But if you can't make a road trip to Fredericksburg in December, there's plenty to do other times of the year. Did you know the National Museum of the Pacific War is in the heart of Texas? Fredericksburg was the birthplace and home of Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz.
Book a weekend in one of Fredericksburg's numerous bed & breakfast's and spend time visiting nearby wineries for tastings or check out the ranch and museum of a former president at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Legendary Luckenbach, Texas, is a nearby neighbor and visit the historic Fort Martin Scott on Fredericksburg's eastern edge, the first U.S. military post established on the western frontier of Texas.
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